BILL REQ. #:  H-0234.1 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 Regular Session

By Representatives Stanford, Kirby, Manweller, Ross, Nealey, Ryu, Warnick, Hudgins, and Van De Wege

Read first time 01/21/13.   Referred to Committee on Business & Financial Services.

     AN ACT Relating to establishing continuing education requirements for engineers; amending RCW 18.43.080; and providing an effective date.


Sec. 1   RCW 18.43.080 and 2005 c 29 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
     (1) Certificates of registration, and certificates of authorization and renewals thereof, shall expire on the last day of the month of December following their issuance or renewal and shall become invalid on that date unless renewed. It shall be the duty of the administrator of the division of professional licensing to notify every person, firm, or corporation registered under this chapter of the date of the expiration of his or her certificate and the amount of the renewal fee that shall be required for its renewal for one year. Such notice shall be mailed at least thirty days before the end of December of each year. Renewal may be effected during the month of December by the payment of a fee determined by the director as provided in RCW 43.24.086. In case any professional engineer and/or land surveyor registered under this chapter shall fail to pay the renewal fee hereinabove provided for, within ninety days from the date when the same shall become due, the renewal fee shall be the current fee plus an amount equal to one year's fee.
     (2) ((Beginning July 1, 2007,)) The department of licensing may not renew a certificate of registration for a land surveyor or engineer unless the registrant verifies to the board that he or she has completed at least fifteen hours of continuing professional development per year of the registration period. ((By July 1, 2006,)) The board shall adopt rules governing continuing professional development for land surveyors and engineers that are generally patterned after the model rules of the national council of examiners for engineering and surveying. The director may, as provided in RCW 43.24.086, set fees to cover the costs of administering the continuing professional development requirement.

NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2   This act takes effect July 1, 2014.

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