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Information & Updates for Applicants, Licensees/Certificate Holders, & the Public

NCEES Seeks Ag and Bio Engineers to Participate in PAKS

NCEES is seeking licensed agricultural and biological engineers to participate in an online survey as part of the professional activities and knowledge study (PAKS) for the PE Agricultural and Biological Engineering exam. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam. Please respond to NCEES by March 26, 2020, if you wish to participate.

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Rules of Profession Conduct Changes Effective October 21, 2019

Rule Package R-4449, which revises MN Rules 1805 (known as "Rules of Professional Conduct") was published in the State Register on October 14, 2019. It is effective October 21, 2019.


Hearing on Rule Package R‑04579 Canceled

As the Board did not receive 25 or more requests for a hearing on Rule Package R‑04579, the hearing previously scheduled for November 14, 2019, has been canceled. The Board will continue the rulemaking process. Note that this process can take several months and requires additional reviews, including by an Administrative Law Judge, before a final determination is made regarding adoption (in whole or in part; with or without changes).

For more on this rule package and the rulemaking process, see the Board's rulemaking page.


Governor Makes Board Appointments

On June 27, Governor Walz announced his appointments to the Board. Terms began July 2, 2019, and will expire January 2, 2023, for:

  • Daniel Baar, Land Surveyor
    Cambridge, MN (Reappointment)
  • Scott Holm, Public Member
    Biwabik, MN
  • Jami Neiber, Public Member
    Maple Grove, MN
  • Keith Rapp, Professional Geologist
    Woodbury, MN (Reappointment)
  • Tari Rayala, Architect
    Duluth, MN
  • Melisa Rodriguez, Professional Engineer
    Minneapolis, MN

The Board gratefully acknowledges the service of these individuals who are stepping off the Board: William Kuretsky, Public Member; Jody Rooney, Public Member; Terry Groshong, Architect and a former Board Vice Chair; Dennis Martenson, Professional Engineer and a former Board Chair.

2018 CE Carryover List for 2020 Renewal Now Posted

Those wanting to know whether they have any carryover continuing education (CE) hours from 2018 (good towards meeting 2020 CE renewal requirements) on record with the Board can view the list in the Continuing Education section of the website. If you aren't on the list; you have no recorded carryover. Please see the page for more information.

A reminder: Renewals do not open until spring 2020. Sign up for the Board's email communications to receive first notice.

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Board Elects New Executive Committee

2019 Executive Committee photo

As Board elections took place at the May Board meeting to choose new officers for the Executive Committee. The following were elected:

  • Chair: Meg Parsons, AR
  • Vice Chair: Paul Vogel, LS
  • Secretary: Dave Blume, PE
  • Treasurer: Keith Rapp, PG

Nirmal Jain, PE, will serve as Immediate Past Chair.

Congratulations on your election.

Board Members

Rules Adopted, Effective May 13, 2019

ARE and FE Direct Registration Option Now Available

Rule package R-4547, which allows applicants for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination to apply directly to their respective national councils to take the examination, was published in the State Register on May 6, 2019. It became effective May 13, 2019.

Direct registration is now available to ARE exam applicants and to FE applicants who meet the education requirements. Please follow the links below to the appropriate profession/exam page for details.

The updated and official version of the Board's rules can found on the Board's "Statutes and Rules" page.

FE Exam ARE Exam Board Statutes & Rules

Parsons Elected FY20 NCARB Region 4 Vice Chair

Meg Parsons, ARAt the recent Regional Summit of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Meg Parsons, Architect and Vice Chair of the Minnesota Board, was elected to the position of Vice Chair for NCARB’s Region 4. Her one-year term begins in July.

“I am very excited,” said Parsons, “to work on key issues related to the health, safety, and welfare of the public by serving on the NCARB Region 4 leadership team.”

Prior to her election, Parsons served on various NCARB committees, most recently the Interior Architecture Work Group. In the coming year she will also serve on the NCARB Diversity Collaborative that was formed at the Regional Summit.

On the Minnesota Board, in addition to her position as Board Vice Chair, Parson is also Chair of the ALACID (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Certified Interior Design) Section.

Rapp to Be Honored by AIPG

Keith Rapp, PGThe American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) has announced that Board member and Complaint Committee Chair Keith Rapp, PG, is being honored with an AIPG Section Leadership Award at the AIPG Annual Meeting to be held in September.

The AIPG is the professional society for geologists in the United States. The AIPG Section Leadership Award is to recognize one or more of the members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment and been long-term contributors to AIPG at the section level. The work of these section-level leaders is not always known on the nation level. Conferring this award at the national meeting elevates their recognition.

Renew for 2018-2020

Online Renewal Services have closed. Use the PDF paper form to renew. Payment must be by check or money order and must include the current $60 late fee.

NOTE: There is no grace period with license/certificate expiration. If you need to practice/hold out in Minnesota, you need to renew.

Renewal Overview PDH Requirements 2018-2020 PDF Renewal Form

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