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§ 14-305. Educational and experience requirements for license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 14. Professional Engineers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-305
§ 14-305. Educational and experience requirements for license
In general
(a) In addition to the other qualifications for a license set forth in this subtitle, an applicant shall qualify under this section by meeting the educational and experience requirements set forth in subsection (b), (c), or (d) of this section.
Board approval of engineering curriculum
(b)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) has been graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in engineering, or its equivalent, that the Board approves;
(ii) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 4 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering;
(iii) has passed the examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board under this subtitle; and
(iv) after passing the examination in fundamentals, has passed the examination in the principles and practice of engineering given by the Board under this subtitle.
(2) If an applicant has completed graduate study in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board, it may allow the applicant up to a 1-year credit toward the experience requirement of paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection.
Lack of Board approval of engineering curriculum
(c) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(1) has been graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in engineering, or its equivalent, that the Board has not approved;
(2) has at least 8 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering;
(3) has passed the examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board under this subtitle; and
(4) after passing the examination in fundamentals, has passed the examination in the principles and practice of engineering given by the Board under this subtitle.
Substantial work experience
(d)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 12 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering; and
(ii) has passed the examination in the principles and practice of engineering given by the Board under this subtitle.
(2) If an applicant has completed 1 or more years of a college or university curriculum in engineering that the Board approves, it may allow, for each of those years, a 1-year credit towards the experience requirement of paragraph (1)(i) of this subsection.
(3) If an applicant has completed 1 or more years of a college or university curriculum in engineering that has not been approved by the Board, the Board may allow, for each of those years, a credit of up to 6 months towards the experience requirement under paragraph (1)(i) of this subsection.
Teaching experience as work experience
(e) If an applicant has taught undergraduate or graduate courses in the practice of engineering or has directed engineering research and projects in the applicant's field in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum that is approved by the Board, the Board may count the teaching experience as work experience for purposes of the experience requirements under any subsection of this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 236, § 1; Acts 1989, c. 632, § 3; Acts 1993, c. 14; Acts 1994, c. 136, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 2011, c. 210, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2020, c. 497, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 75 ½, § 12.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-305, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 14-305
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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