Date of Adoption: April 30, 2004.
Purpose: Amendments will provide guidance to applicants with regard to the experience, education and examination application requirements to become enrolled as engineers in training. The rule is also reorganized and clarified in accordance with the governor's directive for rule review.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 196-20 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 18.43 and 18.235 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-04-027 on January 27, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
May 3, 2004
George A. Twiss
WAC 196-20-005 Declaration and purpose. This chapter contains rules and procedures for applications, eligibility and examinations to be enrolled as engineers-in-training.
All applicants should submit transcripts of degrees attained or college courses taken in order to obtain maximum experience credit except, applicants enrolled in a school or college having achieved senior standing in a baccalaureate curriculum in engineering approved by the board will be eligible to take the fundamentals-of-engineering examination without submitting college transcripts.
Once an application has been approved, no further
application is required. An applicant who has taken an
examination and failed or who qualified for an examination but
did not take it shall submit a request in writing, accompanied
by the applicable fee as listed in WAC 196-26A-025, to take or
retake the examination, at least three months prior to the
examination date. ((
A written request accompanied by the
applicable fee and charge as listed in WAC 196-26-020 shall be
submitted to the board's office.))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035. 96-11-086, § 196-20-010, filed 5/14/96, effective 7/1/96; 88-12-044 (Order PM 738), § 196-20-010, filed 5/27/88; 84-04-027 (Order PL 454), § 196-20-010, filed 1/25/84; 82-01-064 (Order 81-10), § 196-20-010, filed 12/18/81; Order PL 224, § 196-20-010, filed 11/5/75; Order PL-129, § 196-20-010, filed 7/27/72; Rule IA, filed 8/4/64; Rule IIIA, filed 12/26/62.]
The board shall evaluate all experience on a case-by-case basis and approve such experience as appropriate. Partial credit may be granted for experience and/or education that does not fully meet the requirements. The board will use the following criteria in evaluating an applicant's education and experience:
(1) Graduation in an approved engineering curriculum of four years or more from a school or college recognized by the board, is equivalent to the four-year experience requirement.
(2) Four years or more of broad based progressive experience in the fundamental knowledge of engineering theory and practice, of a character acceptable to the board, under the direct supervision of a person authorized by chapter 18.43 RCW or other applicable statute to practice engineering is equivalent to the four-year experience requirement.
(3) The criteria established in WAC 196-12-020 will be
used to evaluate the applicant's education and/or work
experience.)) The experience shall not be limited to, but must
include, the following:
(a) Preparation of technical reports and specifications, including graphics;
(b) Application of mathematical techniques to problem solving;
(c) Application of the basic physical sciences (chemistry, dynamics, statics, physics, etc.) in tasks;
(d) Performing assignments, experiments and tests to general specifications;
(e) Compilation and interpretation of data (statistical analysis, etc.);
(f) Executing complex engineering tasks according to instructions;
(g) Effective communication with associates and presenting recommendations and conclusions to supervisor;
(h) Knowledge of the impacts of the products of technology on society (i.e., energy/environmental considerations).
(3) In evaluating the four years of combined education and experience, the board will be looking at transcripts and work experience to determine knowledge in subsection (2)(a) through (h) of this section.
(4) In the judgment of the board, the applicant must have demonstrated increased levels of responsibility and a continuous gain in experience and knowledge such that at the time of being approved for the fundamentals-of-engineering examination, the applicant is capable of making independent judgments and decisions under the general guidance and direct supervision of an authorized professional.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035. 96-11-086, § 196-20-020, filed 5/14/96, effective 7/1/96; 87-13-005 (Order PM 606), § 196-20-020, filed 6/4/87; Rule IB, filed 8/4/64; Rule IIIB, filed 12/26/62.]
(2) An applicant passing the fundamentals-of-engineering examination will be enrolled as an engineer-in-training pursuant to RCW 18.43.020(3).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035. 96-11-086, § 196-20-030, filed 5/14/96, effective 7/1/96; 87-13-005 (Order PM 606), § 196-20-030, filed 6/4/87; 84-04-027 (Order PL 454), § 196-20-030, filed 1/25/84; 82-01-064 (Order 81-10), § 196-20-030, filed 12/18/81; Order PL 181, § 196-20-030, filed 1/28/75; Order PL-129, § 196-20-030, filed 7/27/72; Order PL-115, § 196-20-030, filed 11/24/71; Rule IC, filed 8/4/64; Rule IIIC, filed 12/26/62.]