Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 54.1-411 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 54.1-411. Organization for practice; registration.
A. Nothing contained in this chapter or in the regulations of
the Board shall prohibit the practice of architecture, engineering, land
surveying, landscape architecture or the offering of the title of certified
interior designer by any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited
liability company, or other entity provided such practice or certification is
rendered through its officers, principals or employees who are correspondingly
licensed or certified.
B. Except for professional corporations holding a certificate of authority issued in accordance with § 13.1-549, professional limited liability companies holding a certificate of authority issued in accordance with § 13.1-1111, and sole proprietorships that do not employ other individuals for which licensing is required, any person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity offering or rendering the practice of architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture or offering the title of certified interior designer shall register with the Board. As a condition of registration, the entity shall name at least one licensed architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, landscape architect or certified interior designer for such profession offered or rendered. The person or persons named shall be responsible and have control of the regulated services rendered by the entity.
C. The Board shall adopt regulations governing the registration of persons, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, sole proprietors and other entities as required in subsections A and B which:
1. Provide for procedural requirements to obtain and renew registration on a periodic basis;
2. Establish fees for the application and renewal of registration sufficient to cover costs;
3. Assure that regulated services are rendered and controlled by persons authorized to do so; and
4. Ensure that conflicts of interests are disclosed.