21 NCAC 56 .0802             PROCEDURE

(a)  Professional Corporations and Limited Liability Companies:

(1)           Request.  A request for an application for licensure as a professional corporation or professional limited liability company engaged in the practice of engineering or land surveying may be made at the Board office at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27609 or obtained from the website at www.ncbels.org.

(2)           Applicable Form.  All professional corporations and professional limited liability companies complying with the statutory requirements of G.S. 89C, G.S. 55B and G.S. 57D that desire to practice engineering or land surveying shall apply by using a form prepared by the Board.  This form shall require the applicant, by and through an officer, director and shareholder of the professional corporation or limited liability company who is licensed with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors in a profession of the services to be offered, to certify that it and the stockholders of the corporation or members of the limited liability company have complied with the provisions of the applicable provisions of the General Statutes.  The form shall also require that the officers, directors, shareholders, members and professional employees be listed on that application.

(3)           Certificate of Licensure:

(A)          Upon receiving the application with application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00), the Board, after determining that the firm has complied with the statutory requirements, shall issue a certificate of compliance.

(B)          The firm shall forward the certificate of compliance to the Secretary of State along with its articles of incorporation or articles of organization.

(C)          Upon approval by the Secretary of State, the firm shall forward to the Board a certified copy of its articles of incorporation or articles of organization.

(D)          Upon receipt of the certified copy of the articles of the firm, if all statutory requirements have been met, the Board shall approve the application and issue the firm a certificate of licensure.

(b)  Business Firms and Chapter 87 Corporations:

(1)           Request.  A request for an application for licensure as a business firm or Chapter 87 corporation, as defined in G.S. 55B-15(a)(2), engaged in the practice of engineering or land surveying may be made at the Board office or obtained from the website.  A sole proprietorship owned and operated by the individual licensee in the licensee's name as reflected in the Board's records is exempt from firm licensure.

(2)           Applicable Form.  All business firms or Chapter 87 corporations that desire to practice engineering or land surveying shall apply by using a form prepared by the Board.  The form shall require the applicant, through a principal officer, partner or owner, to certify that the business firm will be operated in compliance with the laws of the State of North Carolina and the rules of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.

(3)           Certificate of Licensure.  Upon receiving the application with application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00), the Board, after determining that the firm has complied with the statutory requirements, shall issue a certificate of licensure.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B-4; 55B-10; 55B-15; 57D-2-02; 89C-10; 89C-24;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2014; May 1, 2009; August 1, 2000; February 1, 1996; May 1, 1994; April 1, 1989; January 1, 1982.