21 NCAC 56 .0502             APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  INDIVIDUAL

(a)  General.  A person desiring to become licensed as a Professional Engineer must make application to the Board on a form prescribed and furnished by the Board.

(b)  Request.  A request for an appropriate application form may be made to the Board office or obtained from the website.

(c)  Applicable Forms:

(1)           Engineer Intern Certification Form.  After passing the fundamentals of engineering examination an applicant may make application to the Board to become certified as an "Engineer Intern."  This form requires the applicant to set forth personal history, educational background, engineering experience, and character references. A passport-type photographic quality portrait that is adequate for current identification purposes is also required.

(2)           Professional Engineer Form:

(A)          All persons, including comity applicants and certified Engineer Interns, shall apply for licensure using the Professional Engineer form.  The submission of this form shall signify that the applicant seeks licensure, and shall result in seating for the principles and practice of engineering examination, when the applicant has met the requirements as set out in Rule .0501 of this Section.  This form requires the applicant to set forth personal and educational background, engineering experience and character references.  A passport-type photographic quality portrait that is adequate for current identification purposes is required.

(B)          Persons who previously completed the fundamentals examination by use of the Engineering Intern Certification Form shall submit the Professional Engineer Certification Form to request licensure when qualified to take the examination.

(3)           Supplemental Form.  Persons who initially applied for the fundamentals of engineering exam using the Professional Engineer form shall supplement the initial application with this form upon applying for the principles and practice examination.  The supplemental form requires that engineering experience from the date of the initial application until the date of the supplemental application be listed.  Five references shall be submitted that are current to within one year of the examination date.

(4)           Reference Forms:

(A)          Persons applying for certification as an Engineer Intern shall submit to the Board names of three individuals who are familiar with the applicant's work, character and reputation, one of whom is a professional engineer.  Persons applying to take the examination for principles and practice of engineering shall submit to the Board names of five individuals who are familiar with the applicant's work, character and reputation.  Three of these individuals shall be Professional Engineers.

(B)          In addition to the applicant submitting names to the Board of individuals familiar with the applicant's work, character and reputation, those individuals listed shall submit to the Board their evaluations of the applicant on forms supplied to them by the applicant.

(C)          The reference form requires the individual evaluating the applicant to state the evaluating individual's profession, knowledge of the applicant and information concerning the applicant's engineering experience, character and reputation.

(D)          The Board shall provide the reference forms to the applicant with the application.  The reference forms shall then be distributed by the applicant to the persons listed on the application as references. The applicant shall ensure that the individuals listed as references return the reference forms to the Board prior to the filing deadline for the examination.

(d)  Fees:

(1)           Engineer Intern Certification Form.  Once the applicant passes the examination on the fundamentals of engineering and makes application to the Board to become certified as an "Engineer Intern" the application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable.

(2)           Professional Engineer Form.  The application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable with the filing of the application.

(3)           Comity.  The licensure fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable with the filing of the application.

(4)           Examination.  The examination fee for any applicant is payable to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) at the time of registering to take the exam in accordance with G.S. 89C-14.

(e)  The Board shall accept the records maintained by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as evidence of licensure in another state.  For comity licensure, the NCEES record shall be accepted in lieu of completing the experience, education and references sections of the application.  A comity application, with or without a NCEES record, shall be administratively approved by the Executive Director based upon evidence of current licensure in another jurisdiction based on comparable qualifications, required references and no record of disciplinary action, without waiting for the next regular meeting of the Board at which time the action shall be reported to the Board for final approval.

(f)  Model Law Engineer.  The term "Model Law Engineer" refers to a person who meets the requirements of this Section by meeting the requirements of NCEES and has a current NCEES record on file and is designated as a "Model Law Engineer."  A "Model Law Engineer" application shall be administratively approved by the Executive Director based upon the designation, without waiting for the next regular meeting of the Board at which time the action shall be reported to the Board for final approval.

(g)  Personal interview.  During the application process, the applicant may be interviewed by the Board members if the members have questions regarding the applicant's education, experience or character, based upon the information submitted in the application.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 89C‑10; 89C‑13; 89C‑14; 89C-15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1994; November 2, 1992; April 1, 1989; December 1, 1984;

RRC Objection due to lack of Statutory Authority Eff. November 17, 1994;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2014; May 1, 2009; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; January 1, 1995.