§ 37.20. Licensure by endorsement.
(a) Requirements for issuance. To be issued a license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. § 3111 (relating to licensure by endorsement), an applicant must satisfy all of the following conditions:
(1) Have a current license, certification, registration or permit in good standing to practice professional engineering, geology or land surveying in another jurisdiction whose standards are substantially equivalent to or exceed those established under sections 4.2 through 4.4 of the act (63 P.S. § § 151.2151.4) and § § 37.3137.49.
(i) An applicant must submit a copy of the current applicable law, regulation or other rule governing licensure, certification, registration or permit requirements and scope of practice in the jurisdiction that issued the license.
(ii) If the applicable law, regulation or other rule is in a language other than English, at the applicants expense, the applicable law, regulation or other rule shall be translated by a professional translation service and verified to be complete and accurate.
(iii) The copy of the applicable law, regulation or other rule must include the enactment date.
(2) Demonstrate competency by one of the following:
(i) Experience in the practice of professional engineering, geology or land surveying by demonstrating, at a minimum, that the applicant has actively engaged in the practice of professional engineering, geology or land surveying in the jurisdiction that issued the license, certificate, registration or permit for at least 2 of the last 5 years immediately preceding the filing of the application with the Board.
(ii) Completion of 24 professional development hours that meet the requirements of section 4.5 of the act (63 P.S. § 151.5), regarding continuing professional competency requirements, during the 24 months immediately preceding the date of the application.
(3) Have not committed any act that constitutes grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of a license, certification, registration or permit to practice professional engineering, geology or land surveying under section 4(g) of the act (63 P.S. § 151(g)) and § 37.81 (relating to misconduct).
(4) Have not been disciplined by the jurisdiction that issued the license, certificate, registration or permit.
(5) Have paid the certification, licensure or registration fee as set forth in § 37.17 (relating to schedule of fees).
(6) Have applied for licensure in accordance with this chapter in the manner and format prescribed by the Board.
(b) Interview and additional information. An applicant may be required to appear before the Board for a personal interview and may be requested to submit additional information, including supporting documentation relating to competency and experience. The applicant may request the interview to be conducted by video teleconference for good cause shown.
(c) Prohibited acts. Notwithstanding subsection (a)(3) and (4), the Board may, in its discretion, determine that an act prohibited under section 4(g) of the act or § 37.81 or disciplinary action by a jurisdiction is not an impediment to licensure under 63 Pa.C.S. § 3111.
The provisions of this § 37.20 added December 31, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 17.
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 37.20a (relating to provisional endorsement license).
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