WSR 99-12-036

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Registration for

Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[ Filed May 26, 1999, 10:45 a.m. , effective July 1, 1999 ]

Date of Adoption: May 13, 1999.

Purpose: To amend WAC 196-26-020 to reflect a reduction in fee to take the land surveyor exam from $100 to $40; deleting the Western States Structural Examination; adding the NCEES structural I and II exams and professional land surveyor exam and the costs (charges) for those exams; increases in the charges by NCEES for grading the professional engineer, structural engineer I and II, fundamentals of engineering and the professional land surveyor examinations; rewording and rearranging the text of the rule to improve clarity and readability.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 196-26-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.050, [18.43.]060, [18.43.]080, [18.43.]100, [18.43.]130, and [18.43.]160.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-08-132 on April 7, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 1999.

May 24, 1999

Alan E. Rathbun

Assistant Director, BPD


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-046, filed 5/29/98, effective 7/1/98)

WAC 196-26-020
Engineer and land surveyor fees and charges.

The following fees and charges shall be assessed by the business and professions division of the department of licensing: Examination and/or vendor charges shall be collected from examination candidates for examinations ordered from the national vendor on their behalf.  The charges ((recovered)) collected by the department shall be refunded to the vendor for the costs of purchasing and grading exams. Charges for exam rescores of national examinations is based upon the number of items rescored and the charge assessed by the examination vendor. The examination vendor for national examinations is the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).


Title of Fee and/or ChargeAmount ($)
((Engineers:)) PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS:
Professional engineer application, examination, and wall certificate

($75 exam charge; $40 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

(($))115.00

Professional engineer application, examination, and wall certificate

($100 exam charge; $40 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)

140.00
Professional engineer examination retake ($75 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

105.00

Professional engineer examination retake ($100 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)130.00
Professional engineer rescore, per national exam question rescored, payable to the examination vendor.50.00
Professional engineer exam rescore per locally prepared examination50.00
Structural engineer application, examination, and certificate (Western states)175.00
Structural engineer application and examination (NCEES Structural I)

($75 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

105.00
Structural engineer application and examination (NCEES Structural I)

($100 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)

130.00
Structural engineer application, examination and wall certificate (NCEES Structural II) ($((150)) 300 exam charge; $55 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)((205.00))

355.00

Structural engineer application, examination and wall certificate (NCEES Structural II) ($400 exam charge; $55 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)455.00
Structural engineer examination retake:

((())NCEES Structural I(()))exam retake

($75 exam charge; $30 exam fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

105.00
NCEES Structural I exam retake

($100 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)

130.00
((())NCEES Structural II(())) exam retake ($((150)) 300 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)180.00

330.00

NCEES Structural II exam retake

($400 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)

430.00
NCEES structural examination rescore, per examination question rescored, payable to the examination vendor50.00
Structural engineer ((addendum)) III-WA examination (((taken after Structural I & II examinations))) ($0.00 exam charge; $50 agency fee)50.00
Structural engineer ((addendum)) III-WA ((retake)) examination retake ($0.00 exam charge; $50 agency fee)50.00
Structural engineer III-WA exam rescore50.00
Comity licensure for professional engineer100.00
((Replacement certificate25.00))
((Exam (locally prepared) rescore50.00))
((Renewal (per year)))50.00))
((Late renewal penalty50.00))
((Duplicate license15.00))
Professional engineer ((T)) temporary permit100.00
((Engineer in Training:)) ENGINEER IN TRAINING:

Application, NCEES examination, and wall certificate ($30 exam charge; $20 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

50.00
Application, NCEES examination, and wall certificate ($50 exam charge; $20 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)70.00
Examination retake ($30 exam charge;

$20 agency fee. Expires April 1, 2000)

50.00
Examination retake ($50 exam charge;

$20 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)

70.00
((Replacement certificate25.00))
((Land Surveyor)) PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR:

Application, examination, and wall certificate. (Expires October 1, 1999)

100.00
Application, NCEES examination, and wall certificate ($100 exam charge; $40 agency fee. Effective October 1, 1999; Expires April 1, 2000)140.00
Application, NCEES examination, and wall certificate ($110 exam charge; $40 agency fee Effective April 1, 2000)150.00
((PPLS)) Professional land surveyor exam((ination)) retake (Expires October 1, 1999)60.00
Professional land surveyor NCEES exam retake ($100 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective October 1, 1999)130.00
Professional land surveyor NCEES exam retake ($110 exam charge; $30 agency fee. Effective April 1, 2000)140.00
Comity licensure for professional land surveyor (application, exam and wall certificate)100.00
Comity licensure exam retake60.00
((PPLS)) Professional land surveyor exam rescore50.00
Professional land surveyor exam rescore; Effective with the April, 2000 exam administration, this examination will be all multiple-choice questions and will not be rescored.
((Renewal (per year)50.00))
((Late renewal penalty50.00))
((Replacement certificate25.00))
((Duplicate license15.00))
((Land surveyor in training (effective April 1, 1996))) LAND SURVEYOR IN TRAINING:

Application, NCEES examination, and wall certificate ($65 exam charge; $10 agency fee)

75.00

NCEES ((E))examination retake ($65 exam charge; $10 agency fee)

75.00

((Replacement certificate25.00))
((Engineer corporation, joint stock association and limited liability company:))

ENGINEER CORPORATION, JOINT STOCK ASSOCIATION AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY:

Certificate of authorization (application and wall certificate)

150.00

Renewal (per year)100.00
((Duplicate license15.00))
((Replacement certificate25.00))
GENERAL FEES:
License renewal (for two year cycle)100.00
Late renewal penalty50.00
Replacement wall certificate25.00
Duplicate license15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.050, [18.43.]060, [18.43.]080, [18.43.]100, [18.43.]130, [18.43.]160 and 1997 c 247.  98-12-046, 196-26-020, filed 5/29/98, effective 7/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.050, [18.43.]060, [18.43.]080, [18.43.]100, [18.43.]110, [18.43.]130 and 1995 c 356.  95-23-013, 196-26-020, filed 11/7/95, effective 1/1/96.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 43.24.140.  93-10-057, 196-26-020, filed 4/30/93, effective 7/1/93; 91-22-017, 196-26-020, filed 10/28/91, effective 11/28/91; 91-10-046, 196-26-020, filed 4/25/91, effective 5/26/91.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 43.24.140.  91-10-046, 196-26-020, filed 4/25/91, effective 5/26/91.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and chapter 18.43 RCW.  90-03-028, 196-26-020, filed 1/11/90, effective 2/11/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086.  87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 196-26-020, filed 8/27/87.]

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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