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

Meeting Change Notice

The Executive Committee Meeting will begin at 7:15 am rather than 7:30 on August 9, 2018.

Rule Package R-04374 Adopted, Effective August 13

The rule changes contained in Rule Package R-04374 will be published in the State Register on August 6. The revised rules will be effective August 13, 2018. Until the revisions are incorporated into the Revisor's website, an unofficial version will be made available.

Unofficial Version - Revised Rules

Governor Dayton Makes Appointments to the Board

The Governor recently made his appointments to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design. Terms are effective July 23, 2018, and expire January 3, 2022, with the exception of the vacated land surveyor seat, which has a term ending January 7, 2019.

Nirmal Jain, PE – Maple Grove

Daniel Baar, LS – Cambridge
Denise Kazmierczak, PE – Woodbury
Scott Robinson, LA – St. Paul

Congratulations and welcome.

2016-2018 Licenses Are Expired

You Can Still Renew Online for 2018-2020

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

Renew now through Online Renewal Services. Have handy:

  • your PDH hours,
  • your license or certificate number,
  • the last four digits of your social security number, and
  • your credit card information.

You will be charged a late fee.

Renew Online PDH Requirements FAQs

2016 CE Carryover List Available

If your name does not appear on this carryover list, you do not have any CE from the prior period you can carry over to the upcoming renewal in April.

2016 CE Carryover

Retiring Rather Than Renewing? Let the Board Know!

Find out how to request "Retired" status (very simple) and what it means.

Choosing Retired Status

NCEES Releases New PS Exam Specifications

New examination specifications for the Principles and Practice of Surveying go into effect with the January 2019 administration.

2019 PS Exam Specs

Board Elects New Executive Committee

2018-2019 Executive Committee

As required each year by statute, the Board has voted in new Executive members. The following will serve for the 2018-2019 term:

  • Board Chair: Nirmal Jain, Professional Engineer (first row, center)
  • Vice Chair: Meg Parsons, Architect (first row, right)
  • Secretary: Bob Gunderson, Landscape Architect (back row, left)
  • Treasurer: Paul Vogel, Land Surveyor (back row, right)

Dennis Martenson, Professional Engineer (first row, left), will continue on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chair.

Wayne Hilbert

Hilbert Elect NCARB Region 4 Vice Chair

Board member Wayne Hilbert, Architect, was elected Vice Chair, Region 4, for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), of which the Minnesota State Board is a member.

Mr. Hilbert's year-long term begins July 1, 2018. As Vice Chair, he will preside in the absence of the Chair and will also serve on the executive committee of the region and help establish regional policy.

Previously, Hilbert served as Region 4 Treasurer, where he oversaw the finances of the region, approving expenses when necessary and presenting the region's financial report at both the NCARB Regional Summit and the NCARB Annual Meeting.

Serving as Vice Chair is generally seen as a first step in advancing to higher local and eventually national leadership roles. Region 4 has been instrumental in molding national leadership, with several in the last decade moving up to roles on NCARB's National Board of Directors.

Correction: Fall Board Meeting Schedule Changes

Please note the following changes to the fall Board meeting schedule:

  • Added meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Revised date for October meeting: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

See the meeting calendar for times and locations.

Board Meeting Calendar

Request for Comments on Rules Package Relating to Exam Registration

The Board is considering rule amendments to allow 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. Applicants would apply to the Board for licensure as an architect or certification as an Engineer-In-Training after passing the examination. See the link for more on this Rules package (R-4547) and the rulemaking process.


NCEES Seeks PE and LS Licensees, Academics for FE and FS Content Surveys

NCEES Survey

NCEES is soliciting volunteers to participate in content reviews for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams. These online surveys will be used to update the specifications for the FE and FS exams.

NCEES needs a cross section of professionals—including licensed professional engineers and surveyors as well as academics teaching engineering or surveying courses—from all disciplines of engineering and surveying to complete the online surveys.

The surveys will be open until August 20, 2018.

FE Survey Info FS Survey Info

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