HB1150 (2012) Detail

Relative to examinations for licensure as a professional engineer or land surveyor.







AN ACT relative to examinations for licensure as a professional engineer or land surveyor.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hawkins, Hills 18

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill requires license examinations for professional engineers and land surveyors to be proctored.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to examinations for licensure as a professional engineer or land surveyor.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

52:1 Professional Engineers; Rulemaking; Examinations. Amend RSA 310-A:6, I(n) to read as follows:

(n) The circumstances under which an applicant may be required to take an [oral or written] examination under RSA 310-A:12, IV;

52:2 Professional Engineers; License Requirements. Amend RSA 310-A:12, I to read as follows:

I. Applicants who have the minimum of a bachelor of science degree, or the equivalent, from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other accredited 4-year institution in an engineering curriculum, certification as an “engineer-in-training” as a result of [an 8-hour] a NCEES fundamentals of engineering proctored examination and 4 years of accumulated engineering experience under the direction of a licensed professional engineer and satisfactory to the board may apply to sit for the professional engineers examination.

52:3 Professional Engineers; License Requirements. Amend RSA 310-A:12, IV to read as follows:

IV. Whenever the evidence presented in an application under paragraph I, II, or III does not appear to the board conclusive and warranting the issuance of a license, the applicant shall be required to pass [an oral or written] a proctored examination, [or both,] as the board may determine.

52:4 Professional Engineers; Examinations. Amend RSA 310-A:17 to read as follows:

310-A:17 Examinations. [Written] Proctored technical examinations in engineering shall be held at least annually at such times and places as the board shall determine. If examinations are required on fundamental subjects, the applicant shall be permitted to take this part of the examination upon completion of the requisite years of professional experience. The board may issue to each applicant, upon successfully passing the examination in fundamental subjects, a certificate stating that the applicant has passed the examination. The scope of the technical and professional examination and the methods of procedure shall be prescribed by the board. A candidate failing an examination may apply for reexamination upon payment of an additional fee determined by the board and shall be reexamined on the next regularly scheduled examination date. A candidate failing the examination 3 consecutive times shall be required to furnish evidence of additional experience, study, or education credits acceptable to the board before being allowed to proceed with the examination.

52:5 Land Surveyors; Licensure. Amend RSA 310-A:63, I to read as follows:

I. As minimum evidence satisfactory to the board that a person is qualified for licensure as a land surveyor, such person shall have a specific record of 6 years or more accumulated experience in land surveying work indicating that such person is competent to practice land surveying and has passed a [written or oral] proctored examination, [or both,] prescribed by the board.

52:6 Land Surveyors; Qualifications. Amend RSA 310-A:64 to read as follows:

310-A:64 Qualification as a Surveyor-in-training. A person who has passed the board’s [written] proctored examination in fundamentals of land surveying shall be certified, or enrolled, as a land surveyor-in-training.

52:7 Land Surveyors; Examinations. Amend RSA 310-A:66, I to read as follows:

I. The board, upon application and payment of a fee, shall provide a [written] proctored examination in fundamentals of land surveying. Upon application and payment of the fee, and after successfully passing the fundamentals examination and completing the requisite years of professional experience, the board shall provide a [written] professional examination.

52:8 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 14, 2012

Effective Date: July 13, 2012