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49 Pa. Code § 37.16. General information; application and examination.


§ 37.16. General information; application and examination.

 (a)  Applications. Applications to take a licensing examination to be certified as an engineer-in-training, surveyor-in-training or geologist-in-training, or to be licensed as a professional engineer, professional land surveyor or professional geologist shall be submitted directly to the Administrative office of the Board at Post Office Box 2649, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2649. Applications shall be submitted with the appropriate application fee in §  37.17 (relating to schedule of fees) and required supporting documentation. Application fees are nonrefundable and nontransferrable.

 (b)  Reexaminee applications. An approved examination application shall entitle the candidate to take the examination once upon payment of one fee. If the candidate fails the examination or fails to sit for the examination, the candidate shall submit a reexamination application to the Board and pay a new fee. If the candidate fails an examination or fails to sit for the examination, the candidate may also be required to submit a reexamination application, scheduling form and examination fees directly to NCEES or ASBOG or the examination service on behalf of the Board. NCEES or ASBOG may limit the number of reexamination attempts. Reexamination fees are nonrefundable and nontransferrable.

 (c)  Examinations. Examinations will be held in places designated by the Board, NCEES or ASBOG during at least two examination windows each year. Applications for examination eligibility shall be submitted to the Board office at least 120 days prior to the examination registration deadline established by NCEES, ASBOG or the examination service on behalf of the Board. The candidate shall register with NCEES or ASBOG as required and comply with the deadlines set by NCEES, ASBOG or the examination service on behalf of the Board.

 (d)  Eligibility determination. The Board will not review an application until the completed application, required supporting documents, if any, and required fees have been received by the Board office. Submission of an application to sit for an examination does not guarantee that the Board will approve or disapprove the application within a specified time frame.


   The provisions of this §  37.16 amended under section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  279.3a); and sections 4(b)—(f) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b)—(f) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).


   The provisions of this §  37.16 adopted March 30, 1917; amended April 13, 1990, effective April 14, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2032; amended 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 pages (356910) to (356911).

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