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§ 151.2. Procedure for licensing as professional engineer

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: January 26, 2004

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 26, 2004
63 P.S. § 151.2
§ 151.2. Procedure for licensing as professional engineer
(a) An applicant for licensure as a professional engineer shall satisfactorily complete the engineering fundamentals examination and become certified as an engineer-in-training and subsequently show evidence of experience satisfactory to the board to prepare him for the engineering principles and practice examination.
(b)(1) An applicant for the engineer-in-training certificate shall show satisfactory evidence of:
(i) graduation from an approved engineering curriculum of four or more years; or
(ii) eight or more years of progressive experience in engineering work and knowledge, skill and education approximating that attained through graduation from an approved engineering curriculum.
(2) An engineering student who has completed two or more years of an approved program in engineering may, subject to board approval, sit for the examination; but such student shall not be eligible for certification until he shows proof of graduation.
(3) An applicant who satisfactorily completes the examination in engineering fundamentals shall be certified as an engineer-in-training without time limitation and may remain certified until such time as he becomes licensed under this act as a professional engineer.
(c) An applicant who is a certified engineer-in-training may apply for licensure and shall pass the examination in engineering principles and practice. To qualify for the principles and practice examination, an applicant shall, in addition to holding the engineer-in-training certificate, show satisfactory proof of:
(1) four or more years of progressive experience in engineering work performed after the issuance of the engineer-in-training certificate and under the supervision of a professional engineer or a similarly qualified engineer of a grade and character to fit him to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of engineering; or
(2) four or more years of progressive teaching experience in an approved curriculum under the supervision of a professional engineer or a similarly qualified engineer of a grade or character to fit him to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of engineering.
(d) The board may grant one year of experience credit for each postbaccalaureate engineering degree earned by applicants for licensure, not to exceed two years, provided that:
(1) the degree is from an engineering program approved by the board;
(2) the degree is in the same discipline as an earned undergraduate degree; and
(3) the academic time is not concurrent with earned experience.

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1945, May 23, P.L. 913, § 4.2, added 1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 782, No. 192, § 7, effective in 60 days. Amended 2003, Nov. 25, P.L. 210, No. 35, § 1, effective Jan. 26, 2004.
63 P.S. § 151.2, PA ST 63 P.S. § 151.2
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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