(a)  Professional Engineer Licensure.  An annual renewal fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for certificates of licensure for Professional Engineers shall be payable to the Board. The Board shall provide each licensed Professional Engineer a form that requires the licensee to provide the Board the physical places of business and residential addresses, report compliance with continuing education requirements, and report criminal convictions or disciplinary actions.  The licensee shall give notice to the Board of a change of business or residential address within 30 days of the change.  The licensee shall give notice to the Board of any criminal convictions, including DWI but not including minor traffic offenses (offenses that are not a misdemeanor or felony) or of any disciplinary actions in any jurisdiction on any license, within 30 days of the conviction or disciplinary action.  A nolo contendere plea is equated to a conviction for reporting purposes.

(b)  Engineering Intern Certificate.  The Engineering Intern certificate does not expire and, therefore, does not have to be renewed.

(c)  "Professional Engineer, Retired."  The Board shall approve the application for use of the title for a person who has been duly licensed as a professional engineer by the Board, who chooses to relinquish or not to renew a license  and has had no disciplinary action or criminal conviction that would support a determination that the licensee is not of good character and reputation.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89C-10; 89C-17; 89C-3(8a);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2011; July 1, 2010; July 1, 2009; December 4, 2002; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; May 1, 1994.