Rulemaking Hearing Canceled
The Board did not receive 25 or more requests for a public hearing on its rulemaking regarding expedited licensed for veterans and housekeeping updates. The hearing scheduled for July 17, 2015 has been CANCELED.
NCARB Changes to IDP Program Effective July 1
Changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP) made by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) went into effect on July 1.
NCEES Announces 2015 Award Winners
Marquette University was the Grand Prize recipient for the 2015 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. Five other institutions also won honors. The award jury announced their selections on June 2.
At its meeting on May 21, 2015, the Board elected the following members to the Executive Committee:
Board Chair: Mary Deeg, Certified Interior Designer
Vice Chair: Bob Gunderson, Landscape Architect
Secretary: Dennis Martenson, Professional Engineer
Treasurer: Peter Miller, Professional Soil Scientist
Carl Peterson, CPA, Public Member, will continue to serve on the Exeuctive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair. Thank you to David Landecker, Land Surveyor, and Bruce Johnson, Professional Geologist, for serving on the Committee this past year.
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.