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2015 Firm Renewal,
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The Spring 2015newsletter is now available.
Spring 2015 (eReader version)
Spring 2015 (pdf version)

Exam schedules have been updated. >>>Click Here


6/5/2015 - Special Notice to Veterans
Exam Fee Reimbursement by the VA -

NCEES filed the required paperwork with the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education and was domesticated as a 501 (c) (3) which allows the reimbursement of exam fees for engineers and surveyors who are military veterans.

The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved NCEES (The National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors) per Section 21.4268 of Title 38 of the US code of Federal Regulations. 

A veteran who takes any of the engineering or surveying exams offered by NCEES should contact the Veterans Administration (www.va.gov)  to request reimbursement from the VA no matter where they took the exam or their state of residence.

 

4/20/2015 - BOARD PROPOSES LEGISLATION
NCBELS has introduced legislation that changes the process to become a licensed Professional Engineer.
In August of 2013 the NCEES National Model Law was changed to incorporate what is known as “decoupling”.  The current PE licensure process at that time was to pass the FE , graduate from college and with an additional four years of progressive engineering experience be eligible to sit for the PE.  The national model law was changed to remove the word “additional” – in essence “decouple” experience from the exam.
The new language in the national model law reads that to become a PE an applicant must:

  • Pass the FE and PE
  • Graduate from college
  • Have four years progressive engineering experience (or more depending on the degree obtained.)

North Carolina House Bill 742 changes 89C in order to incorporate the NCEES model law language.  The change eliminates the need to wait four years to take the PE.  An applicant can take the PE at any time after passing the FE and graduating college.  The law still requires a minimum of 4 years progressive engineering experience before becoming a licensed PE – it just “decouples” the experience from the exam process.

The proposed law also cleans up language in the PE application process but no other changes to the law have been proposed.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed change please contact:

Andrew Ritter            aritter@ncbels.org   

Click here for the link to the proposed legislation.

 

04/07/2015 - Online firm license renewals for 2015 do not begin until June 1st and firms cannot renew prior to that time. A renewal postcard will be mailed out to the firm at the end of May with renewal instructions. Now is a good time to make sure the firm’s mailing address is up-to-date in the Board records. To do this, click on License Lookup link , enter the firm number or name, select Firms and submit. The address that comes up is the mailing address currently on file. If the firm needs to update its mailing address, go to the Businesses Tab and submit the appropriate change form at the bottom of the page.

02/28/2015 - Memo regarding the transition of the PS exam to computer-based testing. >>Click here<<

 

 

In order to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare, the practice of engineering and land surveying in this State are hereby declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice engineering or land survying in this State, as defined in the provisions... >>> MORE...


All Firm licenses expired as of June 30, 2014



The deadline for the spring exam is January 2nd and the deadline for the fall exam is August 1.

All PE and PLS licenses expire on 12/31 each year. Reinstatement fee after 1/31 is $100.00

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