FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
AND LAND SURVEYORS
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-01-137.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New chapter 196-13 WAC, PE licensure by comity from non-United States jurisdictions.
Hearing Location(s): Courtyard Marriott, Salon A, 31910 Gateway Center Boulevard South, Federal Way, WA 98003, on June 9, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 10, 2010.
Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, PLS, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 664-2551, by June 1, 2010.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King, administrative assistant, by June 1, 2010, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This new rule is being created to address applicants that are seeking licensure in Washington that are currently licensed in non-United States jurisdictions.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The board has looked at the equivalency between the licensure process common to Canadian associations and those common in the United States. License mobility for eligible Canadian professional engineers will be promoted with the adoption of the new rule.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.035.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.43 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-1565.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no economic impact to licensees.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no economic impact to licensees.
February 9, 2010
George A. Twiss
PE LICENSURE BY COMITY FROM NON-U.S. JURISDICTIONS
(1) Detailed review and evaluation of application;
(2) Interviews with applicant's references;
(3) Review of examples of applicant's work product;
(4) Oral interview/examination with applicant.
(1) Is seeking licensure in structural engineering; or
(2) Has attempted and failed any of the engineering principle and practice examinations developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) within the six years immediately preceding the date of application; or
(3) Has a record of disciplinary action against their membership where findings of negligence or incompetence were proven by competent judicial or administrative authority.
(1) Is an active member (professional engineer) in good standing of a constituent member organization of Engineers Canada; and
(2) Has graduated from a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) recognized degree program in engineering; and
(3) Has six years of engineering experience, acceptable to the board, after the date of initial membership as a professional engineer. The six years shall include two years of engineering practice on projects in the United States or in an acceptable environment where codes similar to those used in the United States were applied; and
(4) Has identified three professional engineers who can serve as character references and are able to attest to the applicant's credibility and ethical conduct as a professional engineer.