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Rules Relating to Licensure or Certification (R-04374)

The Board published in the November 6, 2017, 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 Hearing Are Received.

The rules are about:

  • updating definitions;
  • prohibiting noncompliant conduct during an examination;
  • updating application procedures for examination, licensure, certification, and temporary permits;
  • updating the education and experience requirements for architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geology and soil science;
  • clarifying the requirements for licensure or certification;
  • clarifying the certification and signature requirements, including electronic signatures;
  • making housekeeping modifications; and
  • repealing the obsolete rule regarding a Board-designed stamp for certification and signature.

A public hearing was held on January 17, 2018 at 9:30 am

Adoption Procedure After a Hearing.  After the close of the hearing record, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will issue a report on the proposed rules. You may ask to be notified of the date that the ALJ’s report will become available by writing the ALJ (see below). You may also ask to be notified of the date that the agency adopts the rules and the rules are filed with the Secretary of State by writing to the agency contact person listed below.

Administrative Law Judge. Administrative Law Judge James Mortenson conducted the hearing. The judge can be reached at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), 600 North Robert Street, P.O. Box 64620, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620, by telephone by calling OAH Rulemaking Coordinator Katie Lin at (651) 361-7900, or by an email to, or FAX (651) 361-7900. You should direct questions concerning the rule hearing procedure or report to the ALJ.

Agency Contact Person. The agency contact person is Andrea Barker at the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design, 85 East 7th Place, Suite 160, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101, telephone (651-757-1511), fax (651-297-5310), or email ( You should direct questions about the rules to the agency contact person.

Post Hearing Comment Period.

  • Closes on February 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • You must submit your comments in writing to the ALJ via the Office of Administrative Hearings e‑comments site at this shortened URL:‑04374
  • Comments should relate to the Board's proposed rules or to the Board's modifications to the proposed rules
  • The Board kindly requests that you submit a copy of your comments to Andrea Barker ( in addition to submitting them to the e‑comments site.

Rebuttal Comment Period.

  • February 7, 2018, through 4:30 p.m. on February 14, 2018
  • Comments should relate to the comments filed by others during the post-hearing comment period
  • No new evidence may be submitted during the rebuttal period

All comments are available for review on the OAH website at this shortened URL:‑04374.


Rules of Professional Conduct (R-04449)

The Board is considering rule amendments to update and clarify Chapter 1805 (known as the Rules of Professional Conduct).

Documents Pertinent to This Rulemaking
Request for Comments

If you would like the Board to add you to its rulemaking mailing list and receive updates as they become available, please e-mail Andrea Barker.

What Are Rules?

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


Mailing List

If you would like the Board to add you to its rulemaking mailing list and receive updates as they become available, please e-mail Andrea Barker (

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