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49 Pa. Code § 37.18. Reactivation of licensure status.

§ 37.18. Reactivation of licensure status.

 A licensed engineer, land surveyor or geologist who has allowed his licensure status to lapse by failing to register biennially with the Board may apply to the Board for reactivation of licensure status by satisfying the requirements of paragraph (1) on forms provided by the Board.

   (1)  A licensee applying for reactivation of licensure status is required to pay the current registration fee and submit a reactivation application verifying the period of time in which the licensee did not practice in this Commonwealth. Unless excused by the Board for good cause under section 4.5(g) of the act (63 P. S. §  151.5(g)), the Board will not reactivate any license until all delinquent continuing education, not to exceed 24 PDH, has been completed. Notwithstanding the general requirement in §  37.111(b) (relating to continuing education), an applicant for reactivation of an inactive license may complete this required continuing education during the biennial renewal period for which reactivation is sought. Completion of this previously-delinquent continuing education is in addition to the continuing education required for the biennium during which the license is reactivated.

   (2)  A licensee who seeks to reactivate his licensure status will not be assessed a late renewal fee for the preceding biennial registration periods in which the licensee did not engage in practice in this Commonwealth.

   (3)  With the exception of individuals who are engaged in the practice of engineering, land surveying or geology in a field which is exempt from licensure under section 5 of the act (63 P. S. §  152), a licensee whose licensure status has lapsed due to the failure to register biennially with the Board, is prohibited from the practice of engineering, land surveying or geology as applicable in this Commonwealth unless the licensure status is reactivated. If a licensee, who is not exempt from licensure, engages in practice in this Commonwealth during a period in which the licensees’ registration is not renewed, the licensee is required to pay a late fee of $5 for each month or part of a month beyond the date specified for renewal, as provided in section 225 of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Fee Act (63 P. S. §  1401-225), in addition to the prescribed biennial renewal fee. The payment of a late fee does not preclude the Board from taking disciplinary action against a licensee for practicing the profession of engineering, land surveying or geology as applicable in this Commonwealth without a current license.


   The provisions of this §  37.18 adopted August 31, 1990, effective September 1, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4624; amended September 14, 1990, effective September 15, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4797; amended October 25, 1996, effective October 26, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5106; amended June 3, 2011, effective June 4, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2847. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312855) to (312856).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.111 (relating to continuing education).

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