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49 Pa. Code § 37.33. Grandfather requirements for certification as an engineer-in-training and for licensure as a professional engineer.

§ 37.33. Grandfather requirements for certification as an engineer-in-training and for licensure as a professional engineer.

 (a)  Scope. This section applies to a candidate for certification as an engineer-in-training and subsequent licensure as a professional engineer who received a qualifying academic degree before June 30, 1994, or who began acquiring qualifying experience before February 19, 1991.

 (b)  Engineer-in-training. A candidate for certification as an engineer-in-training under this subsection shall be of good moral character and achieve a passing score on the NCEES fundamentals of engineering examination, except that completion of the fundamentals of engineering examination is not required of a candidate who received a qualifying academic degree before January 1, 1968. To qualify for the fundamentals of engineering examination, the candidate shall possess one of the following qualifications:

   (1)  Graduation from an undergraduate or graduate-level engineering curriculum in the United States accredited by ABET or graduation from a foreign undergraduate or graduate-level engineering curriculum accredited by ABET.

   (2)  Graduation from both a graduate-level engineering curriculum at a college or university in the United States and from an undergraduate engineering curriculum at a college or university in the United States that was substantially equivalent to an ABET-accredited curriculum, as shown by an evaluation of the candidate’s credentials by NCEES’s credentials evaluation division.

   (3)  Graduation from a foreign undergraduate or graduate, or both, engineering curriculum that was substantially equivalent to an ABET-accredited curriculum, as shown by an evaluation of the candidate’s credentials by NCEES’s credentials evaluation division.

   (4)  Four years of experience in engineering work, having acquired knowledge, skill and education approximating that attained through graduation from an approved engineering curriculum. Experience used to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy the experience requirements of subsection (c)(1)(iii).

 (c)  Professional engineer. A candidate for licensure as a professional engineer under this subsection shall be of good moral character and achieve a passing score on the NCEES principles and practice examination in one of the branches of engineering.

   (1)  To qualify for the principles and practice examination, the candidate shall:

     (i)   Possess an engineer-in-training certificate in this Commonwealth or another jurisdiction.

     (ii)   Satisfy the requirements under subsection (b) to sit for the fundamentals of engineering examination.

     (iii)   Have at least 4 years of progressive engineering or teaching experience.

   (2)  The engineering and teaching experience required under this subsection must comply with the standards in §  37.31(a)(2)(i) and (ii) (relating to requirements for certification as an engineer-in-training and for licensure as a professional engineer). A candidate may not substitute a post-baccalaureate engineering degree for any part of the required experience.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  37.33 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  37.33 adopted January 21, 1994, effective January 22, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 518; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (221135).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.20 (relating to licensure by endorsement); and 49 Pa. Code §  37.31 (relating to requirements for certification as an engineer-in-training and for licensure as a professional engineer).



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