Most state licensing laws are both “practice” laws and “title” laws. Practice laws define the practice of architecture and say that you must be a registered architect to offer such services. Title law restrict the use of the term “architect” (as well as similar terms like “architectural”) regardless of what services are offered. In any event, there is usually an exemption or exception for those designing 1 or 2 family houses who do not call themselves “architects.” Check the applicable state law and regulations.
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