Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules
The Board will publish a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules in the June 1, 2015 issue of the State Register. The proposed new rules expedite the process by which military personnel may receive a license or certificate in Minnesota for the professions of architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience and interior design. This package also includes housekeeping updates.
Statute Changes - Professional Engineers
On May 8th Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that changes Board statutes. These changes are effective August 1, 2015. The bill clarifies that no additional license or certification will be required for Licensed PEs to do work already covered under the scope of the Professional Engineer license in Minnesota.
Statute Changes - Land Surveyors
On April 21 Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill streamlining and simplifying statutes and making technical and conforming changes related to land surveying in sections 160.15, 358.47, 381.12, 389.09, and 505-508. These changes are effective August 1, 2015.
Spring 2015 Newsletter Now Available
NCEES Approves Revised Approach to Education Initiative
The licensing boards that make up NCEES have voted to modify the approach to requiring additional education for initial licensure originally intended to be effective in 2020. The additional education requirement called for an engineering licensure candidate to obtain a master's degree or its equivalent before intial licensure. This latest decision means that in 2020 the NCEES Model Law and Model Rules will continue to require and engineering bachelor's degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program to fulfill the education requirement for engineering licensure.