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Rules of Professional Conduct (R-04449)

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.

On or shortly after October 21, 2019, the rule in its revised form will be available on the Revisor's website, a link to which is available on the Board's "Statutes and Rules" page.

Statutes and Rules

 

 

Rules Governing Definitions, Engineering Examination and Experience, Land Surveying Education and Experience, and Geoscience Education and Experience (R-04579)

The Board published in the August 19, 2019, State Register, a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing, and Notice of Hearing if 25 or More Requests for a Hearing Are Received.

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 proposed rule changes would:

  • allow individuals to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination before completion of the experience requirement if the applicant so chooses;
  • define “one year” of experience for licensure as a professional engineer;
  • clarify the requirements for waiver of the fundamentals of geology and fundamentals of soil science examination;
  • clarify the number of credits that must be completed if an applicant would like to take the fundamentals of geology or fundamentals of soil science examination before completing the education requirement;
  • remove obsolete language regarding non-board-approved curricula;
  • reduce the experience requirement for licensure as a professional geologist or professional soil scientist from five years to four years;
  • remove the requirement for a degree with a major in geology for individuals seeking licensure as a professional geologist and replace with the requirement to obtain 40 semester credits in geology subjects; and
  • clarify the subject areas for coursework required to meet the education requirement for licensure as a professional soil scientist.

What Are Rules?

Rulemaking Flowchart

An administrative rule is a general statement adopted by an agency or board to make the law it enforces or administers more specific or to govern the agency's organization or procedure.

An agency or board may adopt a rule only after the legislature has enacted a law granting this authority to the agency. An agency rule adopted under the rulemaking provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, has the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota: A Guide explains each step of the rulemaking process in Minnesota.

Administrative rulemaking follows a very specific and transparent process, which the Rulemaking Progress Chart outlines.

 

Rulemaking Docket

A Rulemaking Docket is a summary document showing active (current), past recent, and potential future rulemaking packages and their status.

Rulemaking Docket

 

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