Section 1 [Practice of professional engineering] establishes that only those who are licensed as professional engineers by the board may use certain professional designations or make certain representations. Prohibits other units of government from requiring additional testing from a professional engineer licensed by the board.
Section 2 [Board established] deletes obsolete language.
Section 3 [Issuance] removes requirements specific to issuing licenses to geoscientists.
Section 4 [Needs of physically disabled, inclusion in examination] eliminates the requirement that exam questions relating to design needs of people with physical disabilities be developed in consultation with the Department of Administration.
Section 5 [Engineer; land surveyor; geoscientist; in-training] changes accreditation for engineering programs from accreditation by the engineers’ council for professional development to an “accredited engineering curriculum.”
Section 6 [Reinstatement of expired license or certificate] allows an expired license or certificate to be reinstated if prior continuing education requirements, up to a maximum of 48 hours, are fulfilled.
Section 7 [Fees] makes changes to the fee structure by including fees for interior design applicants, for verification of information and requests for transfer of grades, and for examination administration. Provides that all fees are nonrefundable.
Section 8 [Requirements] adds professional ethics as a component of the continuing education requirements for licensed professionals.
Section 9 [Programs and activities] clarifies that certain hours earned toward continuing education may not be carried over to the next biennium and limits the hours that may be earned for serving on a board or commission.
Section 10 [Reports and records] changes the period of time that a licensee must retain continuing education documentation from two to four years.
Section 11 [Seal] removes the requirement that the seal a licensed professional receives upon licensure be a design approved by the board.