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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2013

Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, Chapter 820

Rule Caption: Adopt Board’s 2013–2015 budget and permanently amend rule related to CPD requirements for CWREs.

Adm. Order No.: BEELS 3-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-17-2013

Certified to be Effective: 6-17-13

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2013

Rules Adopted: 820-050-0001

Rules Amended: 820-010-0325

Rules Repealed: 820-050-0001(T)

Subject: OAR 820-050-0001 — Adopts the language to clarify the professional development requirements for Certified Water Right Examiners. Repeals the temporary rule.

   OAR 820-010-0325 — Adopts the budget of the Board for the 2013-2015 biennium.

Rules Coordinator: Mari Lopez—(503) 362-2666, ext. 26

820-010-0325

Budget

The amount of $3,000,000 is established for the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, as the intended limit for payment of expenses from fees, moneys or other revenue, including miscellaneous receipts, collected or received by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 182.462, 670.310, 672.155 & 672.255

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325

Hist.: BEELS 1-1999, f. 5-27-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; BEELS 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-22-01; BEELS 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-02; BEELS 4-2003, f. 5-14-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03; BEELS 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-14-04; BEELS 2-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-9-05 thru 12-5-05; BEELS 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-23-05; BEELS 1-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-23-07 thru 6-30-07; Administrative correction, 7-15-07; BEELS 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-08; BEELS 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09; BEELS 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11; BEELS 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-13

820-050-0001

Continuing Professional Development — Certified Water Right Examiner (CWRE)

The purpose of professional development requirements is to demonstrate a continuing level of competency of certified water right examiners (CWRE).

(1) Requirements:

(a) A Registered Geologist that holds certification as a CWRE is required to obtain 10 professional development hour (PDH) units during the current biennial renewal period in order to renew for the next biennial renewal period.

(b) Every CWRE will report their PDH units on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Organizational form and submit to the Board office with the renewal form and fee. The CPD Organizational form must be completed in its entirety.

(c) Supporting documentation to verify the PDH units recorded on the CPD Organizational form must be submitted to the Board office when requested to participate in an audit. Supporting documentation may include, but are not limited to:

(A) Completion certificate(s);

(B) Paid receipt(s);

(C) Attendance log;

(D) Other documents supporting evidence of attendance.

(d) The CPD Organizational form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Board in English or translated to English.

(e) Records must be retained for five (5) years.

(2) PDH units must be obtained in qualifying activities related to the individual’s certification. A qualifying activity is any course or activity with a clear purpose and objective which improves, or expands the skills and knowledge relevant to the professional activities of a certified water right examiner as defined in ORS Chapter 537 and OAR Chapter 690.

(3) Non-qualifying activities may include, but are not limited to:

(a) Regular employment;

(b) Personal self improvement;

(c) Equipment demonstrations or trade show displays;

(d) Enrollment without attendance at courses, seminars, etc.

(e) Repetitive attendance at the same course;

(f) Repetitive teaching of the same course;

(g) Attending committee meetings or general business meetings of any organization;

(h) Taking professional or required examinations.

(4) Units — The conversion of other units of credit to PDH units is as follows:

(a) 1 College Semester hour equals 45 PDH;

(b) 1 College Quarter hour equals 30 PDH;

(c) 1 Continuing Education unit equals 10 PDH.

(5) Sources of PDH units — One (1) PDH unit may be obtained for each contact hour of instruction or presentation. Unless otherwise noted, there is no maximum amount of PDH units a CWRE may earn per biennial renewal period. Sources of PDH units include, but are not limited to the following:

(a) Successful completion of college courses;

(b) Successful completion of short courses, tutorials, correspondence, web based courses, televised and videotaped courses;

(c) Active participation in seminars, in-house courses, workshops, and professional conventions;

(d) Teaching or instructing a course, seminar, or workshop one time only. (This does not apply to full-time faculty teaching college courses);

(e) Authoring or co-authoring published papers, articles or books. Maximum of 3 PDH units per biennial renewal period;

(f) Active participation in professional or technical society, committee, or board. Maximum of 2 PDH units per biennial renewal period;

(g) Self study. Maximum of 2 PDH units per biennial renewal period;

(h) Non-technical educational activities related to employment.

(6) Determination of Credit — Credit determination for activities is the responsibility of the CWRE and is subject to review by the Board. The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses, credit, PDH units for courses and other methods of earning credit.

(7) If a CWRE exceeds the requirement in any renewal period, a maximum of 5 PDH units in courses/activities may be carried forward into the next renewal period.

(8) Delinquent, retired or inactive certificate holders must provide evidence of holding active registration as a professional engineer, professional land surveyor, registered geologist, in addition to completing the PDH requirements as outlined in OAR 820-010-0520 in order to attain active status.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.375

Hist.: BEELS 2-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-13 thru 7-15-13; BEELS 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-13


Rule Caption: Amend language to be consistent with the enabling statutes.

Adm. Order No.: BEELS 4-2013(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 7-10-2013

Certified to be Effective: 7-10-13 thru 1-6-14

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 820-010-0225, 820-010-0226

Subject: Revises the language in OAR 820-010-0225 and 820-010-0226 so that they are consistent with the language contained in ORS 670.010 and 670.020.

Rules Coordinator: Mari Lopez—(503) 362-2666, ext. 26

820-010-0225

Educational Qualifications to Take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination for Enrollment as an Engineering Intern (EI)

Applicants for admission to examination for enrollment as an EI will be required to submit the following evidence to show eligibility to take the FE examination:

(1) Official transcripts that document the degree and date awarded, demonstrating completion of an engineering curriculum satisfactory to the Board, as described in (3) below.

(2) If taking the examination prior to graduation, a statement signed by an official from the school, university or college that all work necessary to obtain a degree in a curriculum satisfactory to the Board has been or will be completed within four months after the first day of the month following the examination as provided in ORS 670.010. For April examinations, the degree must be completed no later than September 1 of that year. For October examinations, the degree must be completed no later than March 1 of the following year. Official transcript(s) that document the degree and date awarded, or an affidavit from the registrar or administrative head of the school, college, or university, which verifies date and completion of the qualifying degree, must also be received within four months after the first day of the month following the examination, as provided in 670.020. Completing the degree and providing satisfactory evidence of completion, within the required time period is necessary for the examination to be considered completed, to release examination scores and to allow enrollment as an EI. When the degree is not completed and the official transcript(s) or affidavit(s) that documents the degree and date awarded is not received within four months after the first day of the month following the examination, the application shall be considered withdrawn. This rule shall apply to applications from the April 2013 examination administration forward.

(3) For entrance to the FE examination, a curriculum satisfactory to the Board shall include:

(a) Graduation from an EAC of ABET accredited engineering program;

(b) Graduation from a TAC of ABET baccalaureate engineering program;

(c) Graduation from an ACCE accredited four-year baccalaureate construction engineering management program;

(d) Graduation from a graduate degree program in engineering at a college or university that has an EAC of ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in the same field as the graduate degree program, combined with completion of 21 semester/32 quarter hours of engineering related technical course work. The courses shall include at least six of the following nine subjects: Differential Equations, Physics, Statistics, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Fundamentals and Strength of Materials.

(e) Graduation from TAC of ABET accredited two-year Engineering Technology program or graduation from a two-year Associate of Applied Science program in Engineering Technology that includes the following:

(A) A total of at least 64 semester/96 quarter hours;

(B) At least 32 semester/48 quarter hours in technical courses. (Skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures and techniques; experience in carrying out established engineering procedures);

(C) At least 16 semester/24 quarter hours in math and science, including:

(i) 4 semester/6 quarter hours in basic science (physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences);

(ii) 8 semester/12 quarter hours in mathematics (not including courses below the level of college algebra or courses in computer programming);

(D) At least 9 semester/13 quarter hours in social science, humanities and communications; and

(E) In addition to the educational requirements set forth in paragraph (e) of subsection (3), graduates from two-year programs shall complete two or more years of engineering work before qualifying to take the FE examination for enrollment as an EI. In the alternative, graduates from two-year programs may complete additional course work consisting of 21 semester/32 quarter hours in Differential Equations, Physics, Statistics, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Fundamentals and Strength of Materials.

(f) Completion of a curriculum that the Board finds has adequately prepared the application for enrollment as an EI.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325

Hist.: EE 13, f. 3-29-72, ef. 4-15-72; EE 16, f. 3-5-74, ef. 3-25-74; EE 20, f. & ef. 12-15-77; EE 1-1986, f. 2-4-86, ef. 2-15-86; EE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-92; EE 1-1995, f. 8-15-95, cert. ef. 9-1-95; EE 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-3-96; BEELS 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-98; BEELS 1-1999, f. 5-27-99, cert. ef. 7-1-99; BEELS 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-22-01; BEELS 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-04; BEELS 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-06; BEELS 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-9-08; BEELS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09; BEELS 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12; BEELS 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-13; BEELS 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-13 thru 1-6-14

820-010-0226

Educational Qualifications to Take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) Examination for Enrollment as a Land Surveying Intern (LSI)

Applicants for admission to examination for enrollment as an LSI will be required to submit the following evidence to show eligibility to take the FLS examination:

(1) Official transcripts that document the degree and date awarded, demonstrating completion of a land surveying curriculum satisfactory to the Board, as described in (3) below.

(2) If taking the examination prior to graduation, a statement signed by an official from the school, university or college that all work necessary to obtain a degree in a curriculum satisfactory to the Board has been or will be completed within four months after the first day of the month following the examination as provided in ORS 670.010. For April examinations, the degree must be completed no later than September 1 of that year. For October examinations, the degree must be completed no later than March 1 of the following year. Official transcript(s) that document the degree and date awarded, or an affidavit from the registrar or administrative head of the school, college, or university, which verifies date and completion of the qualifying degree, must also be received within four months after the first day of the month following the examination, as provided in 670.020. Completing the degree and providing satisfactory evidence of completion, within the required time period, is necessary for the examination to be considered completed, to release examination scores and to allow enrollment as an LSI. When the degree is not completed and the official transcript(s) or affidavit(s) that documents the degree and date awarded is not received within our months after the first day of the month following the examination, the application shall be considered withdrawn. This rule shall apply to applications from the April 2013 examination administration forward.

(3) For entrance to the FLS Examination, a curriculum satisfactory to the Board shall include:

(a) Graduation from an EAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate land surveying program;

(b) Graduation from an ASAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate land surveying program;

(c) Graduation from a TAC of ABET accredited four-your baccalaureate land surveying program;

(d) Graduation from an EAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate engineering program with 11 semester/16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law.

(e) Graduation from a TAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate engineering program with 11 semester/16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law.

(f) Graduation from an ACCE accredited four-year baccalaureate engineering program with 11 semester/16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law.

(g) Graduation from a graduate degree program in land surveying at a college or university that has an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in the same field, combined with completion of 11 semester/16 quarter hours of surveying instruction.

(h) Graduation from an ASAC of ABET accredited two-year Surveying Technology program, a TAC of ABET accredited two-year Surveying Technology program, or a two-year Association of Applied Science program in Surveying Technology or Engineering Technology that includes the following:

(A) A total of at least 64 semester/96 quarter hours;

(B) At least 32 semester/48 quarter hours in technical courses, of which a minimum of 11 semester/16 quarter hours shall be in surveying instruction;

(C) At least 16 semester/24 quarter hours in subjects such as math, science, basic electricity, hydraulics, road design, construction management and estimating engineering economics with college level algebra, trigonometry and statistics;

(D) At least 9 semester/13 quarter hours in social science, humanities and communications; and

(E) In addition to the educational requirements set forth in paragraph (h) of subsection (3), graduates from two-year education programs shall complete two or more years of active practice in land surveying work before qualifying to take the FLS examination for enrollment as an LSI. Graduation from a degree program related to engineering or land surveying that includes the following:

(i) 21 semester/32 quarter hours of coursework with a direct geomatics focus that requires the application of geomatics knowledge and skills. One of these courses must be surveying law related;

(ii) 27 semester/40 quarter hours that requires the application of mathematics for problem solving. At least one of these courses must focus on the application of differential and integral calculus;

(iii) 24 semester/35 quarter hours related to physical and natural science with laboratory applications; and

(iv) 4 semester/6 quarter hours of capstone or integrating experience that develops student competencies in applying both technical and non-technical skills in solving problems.

(i) Completion of a curriculum that the Board finds adequately prepared the applicant for enrollment as an LSI.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255

Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325

Hist.: BEELS 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-06; BEELS 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-9-08; BEELS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09; BEELS 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12; BEELS 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-13; BEELS 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-13 thru 1-6-14

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