CHAPTER 56

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 78

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 2B, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §2817, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking paragraph (1) In its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(1) Graduates from ABET - Accredited Engineering Curricula

(a) Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from an engineering curriculum
accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); and

(a) Professional experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Council in the amount of 4 years or more, such experience indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer: and

(a) Successful passing of written examinations totaling 16 hours and meeting the additional requirements of §2817(6)."

Section 2. Amend §2817, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking paragraph (2) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (2) to read as follows:

(2) Graduates from non-ABET - accredited engineering, engineering technology or science related to engineering curricula

(a) Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a Council approved 4 year curriculum in engineering that is not ABET accredited, in engineering technology or in science related to engineering; and

(b) Professional experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Council in the amount of B years or more, such experience indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer; and

(c) Successful passing of written examinations totaling 16 hours, and meeting the additional requirements of §2817(6)."

Section 3. Amend §2817(3)(a), Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by inserting the word "Professional" immediately preceding the word "Experience".

Section 4. Amend §2817(3)(b), Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking

subparagraph (b) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subparagraph (b) to read as follows:

"(b) Successful passing of written examinations totaling 16 hours and meeting the additional requirements of §2817(6); and".

Section 5. Amend §2817(5)(a), Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by inserting the word "or" immediately following the words "United States" and further striking the words "or any foreign country" immediately following the words "District of Columbia".

Section 6. Amend §2817(5)(b), Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking

subparagraph (b) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subparagraph (b) to read as follows:

"(b) A person holding a valid certificate of registration record issued by the

National Council of Engineering Examiners, whose qualifications meet the requirements of this Chapter, may be registered by Council as a professional engineer upon receipt from the National Council of Engineering Examiners of a certified copy of such registration record, together with the usual application form and fee from the applicant."

Section 7. Amend §2817(5)(c) of Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking

subparagraph (c) and substituting in lieu thereof a new subparagraph (c) to read as follows:

"(c) If the person who has been registered in Delaware pursuant to §2817(5)(a) or (b) of this Chapter has his license to practice revoked in the state in which the person was registered at the time registration in Delaware through comity was sought, then the authorization issued in Delaware shall be automatically revoked following 30 days' written notice from the Council unless the person makes application to the Council for consideration for retaining the Delaware authorization and the Council acts favorably on such application."

Section 8. Amend §2817(6), Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding thereto three (3) new subparagraphs (d), (e), and (f) to read as follows:

"(d) The required 16-hour written examinations shall consist of an 8-hour

Fundamentals of Engineering examination and an 8-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering examination furnished by, and scored by, the National Council of Engineering Examiners.

(e) The examination in the Fundamentals of Engineering shall be taken after
graduation, except it may be taken by a college or university senior in good academic standing in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in engineering, related science or engineering technology. The Council may permit other students in such
curricula to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation.

(a) The examination in Principles and Practice of Engineering shall not be taken until after the completion of the professional experience requirement. The Council may waive this requirement in the case of an applicant who has previously passed the examination in any other state, territory, or possession of the United States."

Section 9 Amend §2818, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said Section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §2818 to read as follows:

"§2818. Experience and Educational Equivalence

(1) The experience of a full-time faculty member teaching advanced engineering
subjects in an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum may be accepted as part of the professional experience specified in §2817(1) or (2) of this Chapter.

(1) The award of a master's degree in engineering involving 1 year or more of post graduate study in an engineering curriculum approved by the Council may be accepted as 1 year of professional experience required in §2817 of this Chapter; or

(1) The award of a doctor's degree in science or philosophy, with or without a master's degree, involving full-time post-graduate study in an engineering curriculum approved by the Council may be accepted as two years of professional experience required in §2817 of this Chapter."

Section 10 Amend §2819, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §2819 to read as follows:

"§2819. Requirements for Certification as an Engineer-in-Training

The following shall be considered as minimum satisfactory evidence that the applicant is qualified for certification as an engineer-in-training:

(1)(a) Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum or from a Council-approved curriculum in engineering not ABET-accredited, engineering technology or science related to engineering; or

(b) Age 45 and Council-approved professional experience of 20 years or more; and

(2) Successful passing of an eight-hour written examination in the Fundamentals of Engineering."

Section 11. Amend §2821, Chapter 24, Title 28, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subparagraph (e) to read as follows:

"(e) A registrant who practices, or offers to practice, engineering under a name other than his or her registered name is required to obtain a Certificate of Authorization, or to practice under a Certificate of Authorization."

Section 12. Amend §2808, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding a new

subsection (e) to read as follows:

"(e) The immediate past president, if not an elected member of Council, shall be a non-voting member of the Council."

Approved June 29, 1987.