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BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING

 

DIVISION 10

LICENSING

820-010-0505

Biennial Renewal of Registration or Certification

(1) Registration as a professional engineer, professional land surveyor, or professional photogrammetrist with the Board is on a biennial renewal schedule. As a condition of registration renewal, registrants must demonstrate compliance with the continuing professional development requirements in OAR 820-010-0635. Verification of completing the required professional development requirements on the CPD Organizational Form and fee must be postmarked or hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the expiration date of the registration. The biennial fee to renew a registration is described below:

(a) Professional Engineer — $150.00;

(b) Professional Land Surveyor — $150.00;

(c) Professional Photogrammetrist — $150.00;

(2) Certification as a certified water right examiner is on a biennial renewal schedule. The fee must be postmarked or hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the expiration date of the certification. The biennial fee to renew a certification as a water right examiner is $40.00

(3) A delinquent fee of $80.00 will be assessed on the first day following the expiration date of each registration or certification, if for each biennial renewal period in which renewal fee payment or verification of having timely completed the required continuing professional development hours has not been submitted.

(a) A registration or certification that is delinquent for failure to pay the renewal fee will remain in “delinquent” status until the delinquent fee, in addition to the required renewal fee, is paid.

(b) A registration or certification that is delinquent for failure to submit verification of having timely completed the required continuing professional development hours, when such hours have been completed, will remain in “delinquent” status until the delinquent fee is paid and the verification is submitted.

(c) A registration or certification that is suspended or for which renewal is refused because of failure to complete the required continuing professional development hours cannot be returned to active status or renewed until any delinquent fees and any biennial renewal fees due are paid, in addition to any conditions imposed by the Board for renewal or lifting of the suspension.

(4) Registrations or certificates in the delinquent or retired status for a period of 5 years or more may not be renewed. Delinquent or retired registrants or certificate holders must re-apply and re-take any applicable examination to obtain their certificate of registration or other certificate after a period of 5 years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 672.168, 672.170, & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-08; BEELS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09; BEELS 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-11; BEELS 1-2012(Temp), f.& cert. ef. 3-16-12 thru 5-15-12; BEELS 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-10-12; BEELS 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-15; BEELS 2-2015, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-15; BEELS 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-15; BEELS 3-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2-16-16

820-010-0510

Registrants or Certificate Holders Qualified to Practice

Active registrants or certificate holders authorized to engage in the professional practice of engineering, land surveying, photogrammetric mapping, or the professional activities of a certified water right examiner as defined in ORS Chapter 537 and OAR Chapter 690, and who are current with regards to payment of application and biennial renewal fees and continuing Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirements, if applicable, may practice in their respective professions. These registrants maintain an “active status.”

Stat. Auth: ORS 672.255(1)(g).
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.020(1), 672.025(1), 672.028(1), 672.045(1)
Hist.: BEELS 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-07; BEELS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09; BEELS 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-15

820-010-0520

Registrants or Certificate Holders Not Qualified to Practice

Registrants or certificate holders who are delinquent, retired, inactive, suspended or revoked by the Board, are not authorized to engage in the professional practice of engineering, land surveying, photogrammetric mapping, or the professional activities of a certified water right examiner as defined in ORS Chapter 537 and OAR chapter 690. Except as provided in section (2), registrants or certificate holders who are delinquent, retired, inactive, suspended or revoked may not hold out as professional engineers, professional land surveyors, professional photogrammetrists, or certified water right examiners.

(1) Delinquent registrants or certificate holders. Registrants or certificate holders become delinquent because they fail, within a period of five years from the renewal date, to renew their certificate of registration or to pay their renewal or delinquent fees, or satisfy the required PDH units. A delinquent registrant or certificate holder, who is not subject to suspension or revocation of registration, or PDH audit may return to active status:

(a) Upon application to the Board;

(b) By paying any delinquent renewal fee required by OAR 820-010-0305(3);

(c) By paying any biennial renewal fee required by OAR 820-010-0505; and

(d) By satisfying and submitting proof of completion on a form approved by the Board of all delinquent PDH units, at a rate of 15 PDH units per year delinquent.

(2) Delinquent registrants who are subject to suspension of registration must comply with all terms of the Final Order of Suspension of Registration issued against them and, if suspension of registration was not related to registration delinquency, must also comply with subsection (1) of this rule, in order to return to active status.

(3) Delinquent registrants who are subject to revocation of registration must reapply for registration and have complied with subsection (1) of this rule, in order for their registration applications to be considered.

(4) Retired registrants or certificate holders. Registrants or certificate holders may retire once they notify the Board that they are not providing engineering, land surveying, photogrammetric mapping services, or professional activities of a certified water right examiner to the public and they request retired status. Registrants or certificate holders who are retired may not use their seal. However, retired registrants may sign documents, listing after their name the designation "PE (Retired)," "SE (Retired)," "PLS (Retired)," "Photogrammetrist (Retired)," or “CWRE (Retired),” as appropriate. A retired registrant or certificate holder may, within a period of 5 years from retirement, return to active status:

(a) Upon application to the Board,

(b) Successfully pass a take at home examination on the laws and rules in Oregon;

(c) By paying the reinstatement fee required by OAR 820-010-0305(3);

(d) By paying the biennial renewal fee required by OAR 820-010-0505; and

(e) By satisfying and submitting proof of completion on a form approved by the Board of 15 PDH units per year for each year (or part of a year) retired, to a maximum of 30 PDH units as stated in OAR 820-010-0635.

(5) Inactive registrants or certificate holders. Registrants or certificate holders may place their license or certification on inactive status if the registrant or certificate holder has suffered a debilitating mental or physical illness, injury or disease that prevents the registrant or certificate holder from engaging in the professional practice. Registrants or certificate holders must request to be placed on inactive status. Registrants or certificate holders making such requests must provide documentation prepared by a licensed physician that the registrant or certificate holder suffers from a specific, named debilitating mental or physical illness, injury or disease that prevents the registrant or certificate holder from engaging in the professional practice, and an estimate of the period of time during when the illness, injury or disease will last or whether it is of an unlimited duration. An inactive registrant or certificate holder may, within a period of 5 years from inactive, return to active status:

(a) Upon application to the Board;

(b) Successfully pass a take at home examination on the laws and rules in Oregon;

(c) By paying the reinstatement fee required by OAR 820-010-0305(3);

(d) By paying the biennial renewal fee required by OAR 820-010-0505; and

(e) By satisfying and submitting proof of completion on a form approved by the Board of 15 PDH units per year for each year (or part of a year) inactive, to a maximum of 30 PDH units as stated in OAR 820-010-0635.

Stat. Auth: ORS 672.255(1)(g)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.170(4), 672.180 & 672.255(1)(g)
Hist.: BEELS 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-07; BEELS 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-9-08; BEELS 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09; BEELS 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-11; BEELS 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-10-12; BEELS 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-13; BEELS 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-15; BEELS 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-15

820-010-0530

United States Military Registrants

(1) Upon written request, biennial renewal fees and continuing professional development units may be waived while a registrant holding a registration to practice engineering, land surveying, or photogrammetry in Oregon is on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States.

(2) An active duty registrant with the Armed Forces of the United States may return a registration to its former status upon written notification to the Board within 60 days of the date of honorable discharge. Former status will be restored by satisfying and submitting proof of completion of 15 PDH units per year for each year (or part of a year) in active military status on the Continuing Professional Development Organizational Form. Biennial renewal fees will not be required until the biennial renewal period following the date of honorable discharge.

(3) If a registrant fails to notify the Board in writing within 60 days from the date of honorable discharge, or within the registration biennial renewal period in which the honorable discharge becomes effective, whichever is the longer period of time, that person may be subject to fees, including late-payment fees, assessed by the Board or other registration requirements in accordance with ORS Chapter 672.

Stat. Auth: ORS 408.450 & 672.255(1)(g)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.020(1), 672.025(1), 672.028(1) & 672.045(1)
Hist.: BEELS 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10; BEELS 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-10-12

820-010-0610

Certificates

Certificates shall be of a design approved by the Board. These shall bear on their face a notation stating that the registrant is qualified to practice land surveying, photogrammetry, engineering, especially qualified in a particular branch, or to engage in the professional activities of a certified water right examiner as defined in ORS Chapter 537 and OAR chapter 690; this qualification having been determined by a written examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
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 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-92; BEELS 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-05; BEELS 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10

820-010-0615

Posting of Certificates

Registrants doing business with the public on their own account, or as consultants, or otherwise where appropriate shall keep their renewal certificates issued by the Board posted conspicuously in their places of business, where the public can readily examine said certificates. It is the registrants’ responsibility to ensure that their certificate is valid.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.225
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: EE 13, f. 3-29-72, ef. 4-15-72; EE 20, f. & ef. 12-15-77; EE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-92; BEELS 5-2016, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-16

820-010-0620 [Renumbered to 820-025-0005]

820-010-0621 [Renumbered to 820-025-0015]

820-010-0622 [Renumbered to 820-025-0020]

820-010-0623 [Renumbered to 820-025-0025]

820-010-0635

Continuing Professional Development

The purpose of professional development requirements is to demonstrate a continuing level of competency of professional engineers, land surveyors, and photogrammetrists.

(1) Requirements:

(a) Every registrant is required to obtain 30 professional development hour (PDH) units during each biennial registration period and in order to renew for the next biennial registration period.

(b) Registrants who are licensed for part of a registration period of six months or greater shall obtain a prorated amount of required PDH.

(c) Registrants who are licensed for part of a registration period of less than six months, and not under registration discipline, are not required to obtain PDH for that registration period.

(d) Every registrant shall report PDH units on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Organizational form provided by the Board and submit it to the Board office with the renewal form and fee. The CPD Organizational form must be completed in its entirety.

(e) 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 is not limited to:

(A) Completion certificate(s);

(B) Paid receipt(s);

(C) Attendance log(s);

(D) Other documents supporting evidence of attendance.

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

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

(2) PDH units must be obtained in qualifying activities related to the individual’s registration. 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 registrant’s field of practice or practices.

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

(a) Regular employment;

(b) Real estate licensing courses;

(c) Personal, estate, or financial planning;

(d) Personal self improvement;

(e) Service club meetings or activities;

(f) Equipment demonstrations or trade show displays;

(g) Topics not relevant to engineering, land surveying, or photogrammetry professions;

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

(i) Repetitive attendance at the same course;

(j) Repetitive teaching of the same course;

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

(l) 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 registrant may earn per biennial registration 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 10 PDH units per biennial registration period;

(f) Active participation in professional or technical society, committee, or board. Maximum of 8 PDH units per biennial registration period;

(g) Self study. Maximum of 6 PDH units per biennial registration period;

(h) Mentoring of engineering, land surveying, or photogrammetry topics to a nonregistered individual not under your supervision. Each 10 hours spent mentoring equals 1 PDH unit. Maximum of 4 PDH units per biennial registration period;

(i) Non-technical educational activities related to the registrant’s employment;

(j) Developing, writing, or scoring an engineering, land surveying, or photogrammetric mapping examination for licensure or certification. Maximum of 15 PDH units per biennial registration period.

(6) Determination of Credit — The Board has final authority with respect to approval of courses, credit, PDH units for courses and other methods of earning credit.

(a) The Board will approve without listing courses which are sponsored by nationally recognized technical societies and those technical societies listed in 820-001-0000(4)(b)(A) through (E) and (4)(c)(A) through (H).

(b) Credit determination for activities is the responsibility of the registrant and is subject to review by the Board.

(7) If a registrant exceeds the requirement in any registration period, a maximum of 15 PDH units in courses/activities may be carried forward into the next registration period.

(8) In the event a registrant holds a license in another state that has a lesser PDH requirement than Oregon or no PDH requirement, the registrant will need to satisfy Oregon's 30 PDH requirement to renew the Oregon license.

(9) Multiple Registrants. The number of PDH units required shall remain a total of 30 PDH per registration period for persons who hold registration as an engineer, land surveyor, and/or photogrammetrist.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.375
Hist.: BEELS 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-00; BEELS 5-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-19-00; BEELS 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-02; BEELS 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-03; BEELS 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-05; BEELS 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-06; BEELS 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07; BEELS 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-07; BEELS 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09; BEELS 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10; BEELS 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11; BEELS 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-13; BEELS 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-15

820-010-0715

Construction Contractors Offering Engineering

(1) For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Offering services" means manifesting a willingness to provide services, either orally or in writing, such that another person may reasonably believe that their assent to the services is invited and will establish an agreement.

(b) "Appurtenant" services are those services that relate to the construction trade, which include constructing, altering, repairing, or improving real estate.

(2) The engineer registration requirements of ORS 672.002 to 672.325 do not prevent a construction contractor from offering services constituting the practice of engineering when all of the following conditions are met:

(a) The construction contractor holds an active license under ORS 701;

(b) The services offered by the construction contractor, constituting the practice of engineering, are appurtenant to construction services to be provided by the contractor;

(c) The services constituting the practice of engineering are performed by an engineer or engineers registered under ORS 672.002 to 672.325; and

(d) The offer by the construction contractor discloses in writing that the contractor is not an engineer and identifies the registered engineer or engineers that will perform the services constituting the practice of engineering.

(3) An engineer performing or identified as an engineer that will perform the services constituting the practice of engineering as provided in subsection (2) of this rule must notify the Board in writing, within thirty (30) days if, after the contractor is retained by the owner, the engineer ceases to provide engineering services identified in the offer by the construction contractor.

(4) Construction contractors who violate any provision of this rule may be practicing engineering or using an engineer title in violation of ORS 672.020 and 672.045. As such, the contractor may be subject, under 672.325, to sanctions and civil penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-02

820-010-0720

Advertising for or Offering to Perform Services without Employing a Licensee or Certificate Holder; Engineering, Land Surveying and Photogrammetry Offices

(1) A licensee or firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, joint stock company, or other organization shall not advertise for or offer to perform or perform professional services for which a license or certificate is required unless the licensee or organization has a full-time partner, manager, officer or employee licensed and certified to practice in the discipline for which a license is required or certificate to practice in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 537.

(2) Licensees and organizations shall not advertise for or offer to perform or perform professional services for which a license is required but for which they do not hold, or have a qualified person who holds, a license and thereafter seek to employ persons who hold a qualifying license.

(3) As used in this rule, a “full-time partner, manager, officer or employee” refers to a person who:

(a) Is physically present at least one half of the person’s working time in the offices of the licensee or organization during normal business hours unless the full-time partner’s, manager’s, officer’s or employee’s professional duties require that the person be elsewhere; and

(b) Is not working for the licensee or organization under a contract or as a consultant for specific projects.

(4) A licensee or person employing or having a licensee as its partner, manager, or officer, may operate a project office for which no licensed professional engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist is physically present at least one half of the person’s working time, provided that the project office qualifies under this section and that no services are advertised or offered making reference to or in connection with the project office, its address or phone number. For purposes of this section, a project office is a workstation for a specific project, the use of which will not extend beyond the scope or duration of the specific project.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: EE 2-1980, f. & ef. 5-14-80; EE 2-1985, f. 12-4-85, ef. 12-16-85; EE 4-1987, f. & ef. 12-1-87; EE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-92; BEELS 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-98; Renumbered from 820-010-0016, BEELS 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 11-26-01; BEELS 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-07; BEELS 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-13

820-010-0730

Use of Title if Registered in Other Jurisdiction

(1) A person who is not registered in Oregon as a professional engineer, but holds a substantially equivalent unexpired certificate of registration in another state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country, may use the title, “engineer,” “professional engineer,” “registered professional engineer,” or any of its derivations provided that the jurisdiction(s) in which they are registered is written/printed after the title so as not to mislead the public regarding their credentials.

(2) Other than as described in subsection (1) of this rule, no persons may hold themselves out as an engineer in Oregon by use of the title “professional engineer,” “registered professional engineer,” or any of their abbreviations or derivatives;

(3) Unless registered as a professional engineer in Oregon, no persons may;

(a) Hold themselves out as an “engineer” other than as described in subsection (1) of this rule or in ORS 672.060;

(b) Offer to practice engineering; or

(c) Engage in the practice of engineering.

(4) A person who is not registered in Oregon as a professional land surveyor, but holds a substantially equivalent unexpired certificate of registration in another state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country, may use the title, “land surveyor,” “professional land surveyor,” “registered professional land surveyor,” or any of its derivations provided that the jurisdiction(s) in which they are registered is written/printed after the title so as not to mislead the public regarding their credentials.

(5) Other than as described in subsection (4) of this rule, no persons may hold themselves out as a land surveyor in Oregon by use of the title “professional land surveyor,” “registered professional land surveyor,” or any of their abbreviations or derivatives;

(6) Unless registered as a professional land surveyor in Oregon, no persons may;

(a) Hold themselves out as a “land surveyor” other than as described in subsection (4) of this rule or in ORS 672.060;

(b) Offer to practice land surveying; or

(c) Engage in the practice of land surveying.

(7) A person who is not registered in Oregon as a professional photogrammetrist, but holds a substantially equivalent unexpired certificate of registration in another state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country, may use the title, “photogrammetrist” or any of its derivations provided that the jurisdiction(s) in which they are registered is written/printed after the title so as not to mislead the public regarding their credentials.

(8) Other than as described in subsection (7) of this rule, no persons may hold themselves out as a photogrammetrist in Oregon by use of the title “photogrammetrist,” or any abbreviations or derivatives;

(9) Unless registered as a professional photogrammetrist in Oregon, no persons may;

(a) Hold themselves out as a “photogrammetrist” other than as described in subsection (7) of this rule or in ORS 672.060;

(b) Offer to practice photogrammetric mapping; or

(c) Engage in the practice of photogrammetric mapping.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.007, 672.020 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-10-12; BEELS 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-15

820-010-1000

Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Engineer

In order to qualify for registration as a Professional Engineer in Oregon, an applicant for registration must provide all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination administered by NCEES.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed a Principles and Practice of Engineering examination:

(a) Administered by NCEES, in a branch of engineering recognized by the Board; or,

(b) Administered by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in the Geotechnical branch of engineering; or,

(c) Administered by the Board, in Acoustical Engineering or Forest Engineering.

(3) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of having obtained a Board approved combination of education and experience.

(4) A single application packet, which must include all of the following:

(a) A completed Registration Application form.

(b) Proof of successful passage of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. For Fundamentals of Engineering examinations passed before October 2010, if the Applicant did not pass the examination in Oregon, official verification must be provided by the NCEES licensing jurisdiction. For Fundamentals of Engineering examinations passed in October 2010 or later, the Board will verify passage with NCEES.

NOTE: The uniform, national examinations are written and scored by the NCEES and administered by NCEES Exam Administration Services. Please consult NCEES for examination dates, times, locations, cost, and details

(c) Proof of successful passage of an approved NCEES examination, the California Geotechnical engineering examination, or approved Oregon-specific Principles and Practice of Engineering examination. For NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering examinations passed before October 2010, if the Applicant did not pass the examination in Oregon, official verification must be provided by the NCEES licensing jurisdiction. For NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering examinations passed in October 2010 or later, the Board will verify passage with NCEES

NOTE: An individual who passes an Oregon-specific Principles and Practice of Engineering examination, is not required to notify the Board

(A) Registration will be available only in the branch for which Applicant was examined; and

(B) Registration will be available only in a branch of engineering recognized by the Board.

(d) Official transcripts of degree or coursework credentials. Official transcripts must show the degree and date awarded. For degrees or coursework not from an ABET accredited program (or, for a four-year baccalaureate construction engineering management program, not from an ACCE accredited program), an NCEES evaluation of the degree or coursework must be provided. The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant.

(e) A completed Experience Details form describing active practice in engineering work, as defined in OAR 820-005-0035.

(f) Five references from individuals with knowledge of the Applicant’s technician work or engineering work:

(A) All five references must attest to the Applicant’s ability, professional experience, or both. All five references must complete the Reference Details form provided by the Board and submit the completed Reference Details form directly to the Applicant, in a closed and sealed envelope, signed across the sealed flap by the reference.

(B) All of the Applicant’s qualifying engineering work must be verified by at least one reference with direct supervision of that work.

(C) At least three of the five references must hold active Professional Engineer registration in a jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(D) The Board may, for good cause and upon written application, reduce the number of references required for an Applicant.

(g) For Applicants holding registration in another jurisdiction, in lieu of providing the items listed under (b) to (f) of this subsection, the Applicant may release the Applicant’s NCEES Record, if any, to the Board.

NOTE: See http://ncees.org/records/

(h) Any and all professional disciplinary records of the Applicant, including but not limited to final orders, letters of reprimand, stipulations, and settlement agreements.

(i) The required application and wall certificate fees.

(5) Fundamentals of Engineering Exemption. Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (4) of this rule, an Applicant who has held valid registration as a Professional Engineer in another jurisdiction for 25 years or more may make a written request for a waiver from having to provide evidence of having passed a Fundamentals of Engineering examination in order to qualify for registration as a Professional Engineer in Oregon.

(6) Oregon Registrants Qualifying in Additional Branches of Engineering. An individual who is seeking recognition of special qualification in more than one branch of engineering recognized by the Board under OAR 820-010-1010 must provide, in addition to the requirements above:

(a) Proof of successful passage of the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering examination or the Oregon Specific examination, for each additional branch; and,

(b) The required fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-1010

Principles and Practice of Engineering Examinations

(1) NCEES Examinations. The uniform, national examinations are written and scored by the NCEES, and administered by NCEES Exam Administration Services in Spring and Fall.

NOTE: Consult NCEES for examination dates, times, locations, costs, and details.

The NCEES-examined branches of professional engineering recognized by the Board are:

(a) Agricultural (Agricultural and Biological Engineering NCEES examination).

(b) Building Systems (Architectural Engineering NCEES examination).

(c) Chemical.

(d) Civil.

(e) Control Systems.

(f) Electrical (Electrical and Computer Engineering NCEES examination).

(g) Environmental.

(h) Fire Protection.

(i) Industrial.

(j) Mechanical.

(k) Metallurgical (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NCEES examination).

(l) Naval Architecture and Marine.

(m) Nuclear.

(2) The California examination branch recognized by the Board is Geotechnical.

NOTE: The California Geotechnical Engineering Examination is written, scored, and administered by the State of California, but is available at Oregon test sites. Consult the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists for examination dates, times, test site locations, cost, and details

(3) Oregon Specific Examinations. The Oregon Specific examinations are written, scored, and administered by the Board.

NOTE: See http://www.oregon.gov/OSBEELS/Pages/index.aspx for examination dates, times, costs, and details.

(a) Oregon examination branches recognized by the Board are:

(A) Acoustical.

(B) Forest.

(b) The Acoustical Engineering Examination and Forest Engineering Examination are each held once a year, in April. To sit for the Acoustical Engineering Examination or Forest Engineering Examination, a completed Examination form and required examination fee must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Board office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1.

(c) To withdraw from the Acoustical Engineering Examination or Forest Engineering Examination, and forward the Examination form and examination fees to the following year, a written request to withdraw and forward the Examination form and examination fees must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1. Examination forms and fees may only be forwarded upon withdrawal once. After one withdrawal, the original Examination form will no longer be forwarded and examination fees will not be forwarded or refunded.

(d) To withdraw from the Acoustical Engineering Examination or Forest Engineering Examination without forwarding, and request a refund of the fees, a written request to withdraw and for the fees to be refunded must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1. After one withdrawal, examination fees will not be refunded.

(e) The cutoff scores for the Acoustical Engineering Examination and Forest Engineering Examination are 70 points out of 100 points.

(f) Examinees may request reasonable accommodations to the examination’s administration.

(A) Reasonable accommodations will be provided for examinees who have a documented disability within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for examinees whose religious convictions prohibit them from testing on the scheduled examination dates.

(B) Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted on the Board approved form, and accompanied by supporting documentation, by the deadline of February 1.

(4) Review of Examinations. With respect to the Acoustical Engineering and Forest Engineering Examinations administered by the Board, the Applicant may submit a written request to review the Applicant's own examination results. The Board will allow a two-hour examination review when the Applicant failed the examination and the Applicant achieved a score within five points of the cutoff score. With respect to such reviews;

(a) The Applicant may examine the test booklet, solution pamphlet and answer key.

(b) The Acoustical Engineering and Forest Engineering Examination applicant may review the examination on only one occasion. The Board will prescribe a time and place for the review. Applicants must notify the Board at least five days before the scheduled date that they review their examinations. Applicants who fail to review their examination at the prescribed time and place will not be allowed to reschedule a review of the examination.

(c) All examination reviews will be conducted in the presence of a person designated by the Board.

(d) Except as allowed by the Board for persons requiring disability assistance, no person may accompany the Applicant during the examination review.

(e) The Applicant will not take any materials into nor remove any materials from the location where the examination review is conducted.

(f) The Applicant may prepare and submit a written request for rescoring the Applicant's examination, provided that the Applicant's score otherwise satisfies the requirements of this section, while at the location where the examination review is conducted.

(5) The Board may rescore an essay response for a qualified applicant if the applicant demonstrates, in writing, sufficient technical justification that their solution deserves reconsideration. The Board's rescore determination is final and not subject to further review. An applicant requesting the Board to rescore an examination must submit a complete written request within the two-hour timeframe.

(6) Oregon Specific Examination Subversion.

(a) An application of any Applicant who is under investigation by the Board for examination subversion, as defined in OAR 820-005-0040, will not be considered by the Board until the investigation and any ensuing disciplinary action are complete.

(b) An Applicant who the Board determines has committed examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and denial of registration. A Registrant who the Board determines has committed examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and suspension or revocation of registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-1020

Education and Experience Requirements for Registration as a Professional Engineer

The following combinations of education and experience may be used to satisfy subsection (3) of OAR 820-010-1000 (Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Engineer):

(1) Accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering or Construction Engineering Management, and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) EAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering degree program;

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering degree program; or

(C) ACCE accredited four-year baccalaureate of construction engineering management degree program; and

(b) Four years of active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or four years of active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in engineering, from a college or university that offers an EAC of ABET accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of the rule.

(2) Accredited Two Year Degrees, Specified Coursework, and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Engineering Technology program that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours in technical courses that cover skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques, as well as provide experience in established engineering procedures;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 24 quarter total hours in: math and science that include 4 semester or 6 quarter hours in basic sciences (physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences) and 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in mathematics (not including courses in computer programming or courses below the level of college algebra);

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities and communications; or

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program in Engineering Technology that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours in technical courses that cover skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques, as well as provide experience in established engineering procedures;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 24 quarter total hours in: math and science that include 4 semester or 6 quarter hours in basic sciences (physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences) and 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in mathematics (not including courses in computer programming or courses below the level of college algebra);

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities and communications; and

(b) Completion of additional course work consisting of 21 semester or 32 quarter hours in at least six of the nine following subjects: Differential Equations, Physics, Statistics, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Fundamentals, and Strength of Materials; and

(c) Four years of active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or four years of active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(3) Accredited Two Year Degrees and Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Engineering Technology program that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours in technical courses that cover skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques, as well as provide experience in established engineering procedures;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 24 quarter total hours in: math and science that include 4 semester or 6 quarter hours in basic sciences (physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences) and 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in mathematics (not including courses in computer programming or courses below the level of college algebra); and,

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities and communications; or

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program in Engineering Technology that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester or 48 quarter hours in technical courses that cover skills and knowledge of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques, as well as provide experience in established engineering procedures;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 24 quarter total hours in: math and science that include 4 semester or 6 quarter hours in basic sciences (physics, chemistry, earth and life sciences) and 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in mathematics (not including courses in computer programming or courses below the level of college algebra); and,

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities and communications; and

(b) Six years of active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or six years of active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(4) Graduate Degree in Engineering and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a graduate degree program in engineering at a college or university that offers an EAC of ABET accredited undergraduate degree in the same program as the graduate degree;

(b) Completion of 21 semester or 32 quarter hours of engineering related technical course work, which shall include at least six of the nine following subjects: Differential Equations, Physics, Statistics, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electrical Fundamentals, and Strength of Materials; and

(c) Four years of active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or four years of active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(5) Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a four-year baccalaureate degree program in engineering, not accredited by ABET, if the degree is evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations (The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant), and the Board determines that the degree is substantially equivalent to the educational requirements in subsection (1) of this rule; and

(b) Four years of active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or four years of active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in engineering, from a college or university that offers an EAC of ABET accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of the rule.

(6) Course work from an Accredited Baccalaureate Program in Engineering, Accredited Two-Year Program in Engineering Technology, Qualifying Graduate Program, or Equivalent Baccalaureate Program in Engineering, with Additional Experience.

(a) Course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (5) of this rule, without graduation from that program, may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the course work involves engineering principles or was obtained by the Applicant while enrolled in that engineering program.

(b) The Board will determine the amount of credit, if any, the course work will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Engineer.

(c) When relying on course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (5) of this rule, without graduation from that program, an Applicant must also demonstrate that the Applicant’s Board-credited course work, when combined with the Applicant’s engineering work, is equivalent to 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for course work under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying experience.

(d) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or

(B) Active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(7) Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering, with Additional Experience.

(a) Graduation from a non-accredited baccalaureate degree program evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations, which is determined by the Board not to be substantially equivalent to the educational requirements in subsection (1) of this rule, course work from that program may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the course work involves engineering principles. The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant.

(b) The Board will determine the amount of credit, if any, the course work will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Engineer.

(c) When relying on course work credit from a non-accredited degree that has been evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations but determined by the Board not to be equivalent to a degree from a program identified in subsection (1) of this rule, an Applicant must also demonstrate that the Applicant’s Board-credited course work, when combined with the Applicant’s engineering work, is equivalent to 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for course work under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying experience.

(d) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or

(B) Active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(8) Military Experience and Training.

(a) Military experience and training may be considered as qualifying for the required education and experience under this rule if is evaluated by the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Board determines that it is substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in subsections (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this rule.

(b) Military experience and training that is not determined to be substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in subsections (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this rule may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the experience and training involves engineering principles or qualifies as experience.

(c) The Board will determine the amount of educational credit, if any, the military training and experience will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Engineer.

(d) If applying with military training and experience, whether by qualifying military experience alone, a combination of educational credit and qualifying military experience, or a combination of educational credit, qualifying military experience, and qualifying non-military experience, an Applicant must demonstrate that the Applicant’s training and experience is equivalent to a total of 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for military training and experience under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying education, experience, or both outside of the military.

(e) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or

(B) Active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(9) Experience Only.

(a) 12 years of qualifying experience.

(b) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in engineering work as defined in OAR 820-005-0035, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer; or

(B) Active practice in engineering work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-2000

Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor

In order to qualify for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Oregon, an applicant for registration must provide all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed the Fundamentals of Land Surveying examination administered by NCEES.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed a Board approved Principles and Practice of Land Surveying examination administered by NCEES.

(3) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed an Oregon specific four-hour land surveying examination, approved by the Board and covering the United States Public Land Survey system, Oregon laws relating to land surveying, and other matters as determined by the Board.

(4) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of having obtained a Board approved combination of education and experience.

(5) A single application packet, which must include all of the following:

(a) A completed Registration Application form.

(b) Proof of successful passage of the NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Examination. For Fundamentals of Land Surveying examinations passed before October 2010, if the Applicant did not pass the examination in Oregon, official verification must be provided by the NCEES licensing jurisdiction. For Fundamentals of Land Surveying examinations passed in October 2010 or later, the Board will verify passage with NCEES.

NOTE: The uniform, national examinations are written and scored by the NCEES and administered by NCEES Exam Administration Services. Please consult NCEES for examination dates, times, locations, cost, and details

(c) Official verification of successful passage of a Board approved NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying examination. For NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying examinations passed before October 2010, if the Applicant did not pass the examination in Oregon, official verification must be provided by the NCEES licensing jurisdiction. For NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying examinations passed in October 2010 or later, the Board will verify passage with NCEES.

(d) Official transcripts of degree or coursework credentials. Official transcripts must show the degree and date awarded. For degrees or coursework not from an ABET accredited program, NCEES evaluation of the degree or coursework credentials. The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant.

(e) A completed Experience Details form describing active practice in land surveying work, as defined in OAR 820-005-0050.

(f) Five references from individuals with knowledge of the Applicant’s technician work or land surveying work:

(A) All five references must attest to the Applicant’s ability, professional experience, or both. All five references must complete the Reference Details form provided by the Board and submit the completed Reference Details form directly to the Applicant, in a closed and sealed envelope, signed across the sealed flap by the reference.

(B) All of the Applicant’s qualifying land surveying work must be verified by at least one reference with direct supervision of that work.

(C) At least three of the five references must hold active Professional Land Surveyor registration in an NCEES jurisdiction.

(D) The Board may, for good cause and upon written application, reduce the number of references required for an Applicant.

(g) For Applicants holding registration in another jurisdiction, in lieu of providing the items listed under (b) to (f) of this subsection, the Applicant may release the Applicant’s NCEES Record, if any, to the Board.

NOTE: See http://ncees.org/records/

(h) Any and all professional disciplinary records of the Applicant, including but not limited to final orders, letters of reprimand, stipulations, and settlement agreements.

(i) The required application and wall certificate fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-2010

Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination

(1) The Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination is held twice a year, in April and October. To sit for the Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination, a completed Examination form and required examination fee must be received by the Board offices no later than February 1 for the April examination and no later than August 1 for the October examination.

NOTE: See http://www.oregon.gov/OSBEELS/Pages/index.aspx for examination dates, times, costs, and details

(2) To withdraw from the Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination, and forward the Examination form and examination fees to the next examination administration, a written request to withdraw and forward the Examination form and examination fees must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1 for the April Examination and no later than September 1 for the October examination. Examination forms and fees may only be forwarded upon withdrawal once, and only to the next examination administration. After one withdrawal, the original Examination form will no longer be forwarded and examination fees will not be forwarded or refunded.

(3) To withdraw from the Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination without forwarding, and request a refund of the fees, a written request to withdraw and for the fees to be refunded must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1 for the April examination and no later than September 1 for the October examination. After one withdrawal, examination fees are non-refundable.

(4) The cutoff score for the Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination is 70 points out of 100 points.

(5) Examinees may request reasonable accommodations to the examination’s administration.

(a) Reasonable accommodations will be provided for examinees who have a documented disability within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for examinees whose religious convictions prohibit them from testing on the scheduled examination dates.

(b) Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted on the Board approved form, and accompanied by supporting documentation, by the applicable deadline.

(6) Review of Examinations. With respect to the Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination administered by the Board, the Applicant may submit a written request to review the Applicant's own examination results. The Board will allow a two-hour examination review when the Applicant failed the examination and the Applicant achieved a score within five points of the cutoff score. With respect to such reviews;

(a) The Applicant may examine the test booklet, solution pamphlet and answer key.

(b) The Oregon Specific Four-Hour Land Surveying Examination applicant may review the examination on only one occasion. The Board will prescribe a time and place for the review. Applicants must notify the Board at least five days before the scheduled date that they review their examinations. Applicants who fail to review their examination at the prescribed time and place will not be allowed to reschedule a review of the examination.

(c) All examination reviews will be conducted in the presence of a person designated by the Board.

(d) Except as allowed by the Board for persons requiring disability assistance, no person may accompany the Applicant during the examination review.

(e) The Applicant will not take any materials into nor remove any materials from the location where the examination review is conducted.

(f) The Applicant may prepare and submit a written request for rescoring the Applicant's examination, provided that the Applicant's score otherwise satisfies the requirements of this section, while at the location where the examination review is conducted.

(7) The Board may rescore an essay response for an Applicant if the Applicant demonstrates, in writing, sufficient technical justification that their solution deserves reconsideration. The Board's rescore determination is final and not subject to further review. An Applicant requesting the Board to rescore an examination must submit a complete written request within the two-hour timeframe.

(8) Examination Subversion.

(a) Any Applicant who is under investigation for examination subversion, as defined in OAR 820-005-0085 will not be considered by the Board until the investigation and any ensuing disciplinary action are complete.

(b) An Applicant who the Board determines has committed examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and denial of registration. A Registrant who the Board determines has committed examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and suspension or revocation of registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-2020

Education and Experience Requirements for Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor

The following combinations of education and experience may be used to satisfy subsection (4) of OAR 820-010-2000 (Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor):

(1) Accredited Four Year Baccalaureate Degree in Land Surveying and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) EAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of land surveying degree program;

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of land surveying degree program; or

(C) ASAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of land surveying degree program.

(b) Four years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or four years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in land surveying, from a college or university that offers an EAC or ETAC of ABET, or ACCE accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of this rule.

(2) Accredited Four Year Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering, Additional Course Work, and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ETAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering degree program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law;

(B) EAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering degree program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law; or

(C) ACCE accredited baccalaureate of engineering degree program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law.

(b) Four years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or four years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in land surveying, from a college or university that offers an EAC or ETAC of ABET, or ACCE accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of this rule.

(3) Accredited Two Year Degree in Land Surveying Meeting Specific Criteria, with Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ASAC of ABET accredited two-year Surveying Technology program that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 24 quarter hours in subjects such as: college level algebra; college level trigonometry; college level statistics; science; basic electricity; hydraulics; road design; construction management and estimating; engineering economics; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications;

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Surveying Technology program that includes the following:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications; or

(C) ETAC of ABET accredited Associate of Applied Science degree program in Surveying Technology program that includes the following:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications.

(b) Six years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or six years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(4) Accredited Two Year Degree in Engineering Meeting Specific Criteria, with Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from an ETAC of ABET accredited Associate of Applied Science degree program in Engineering Technology that includes the following:

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

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

(C) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(D) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications.

(b) Six years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or six years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(5) Graduate Degree in Land Surveying and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in land surveying at a college or university that offers an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in the same field.

(b) Completion of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction from a college or university with an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in land surveying or land surveying technology.

(c) Four years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or four years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(6) Accredited Baccalaureate Degree Related to Land Surveying or Engineering and Four Years of Experience

(a) Graduation from an EAC, ETAC, or ASAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate degree program related to engineering or land surveying that includes:

(A) 21 semester or 32 quarter hours of course work with a direct focus on geomatics that requires direct application of geomatics knowledge and skills. At least one of these courses must be related to surveying law;

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

(C) 24 semester or 35 quarter hours of course work related to physical and natural sciences, with laboratory application; and

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

(b) Four years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or four years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(7) Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Land Surveying with Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a four-year baccalaureate degree program in land surveying, not accredited by ABET, if the degree is evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations (Note: The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant), and the Board determines that the degree is substantially equivalent to the educational requirements in subsection (1) of this rule; and

(b) Four years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or four years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in surveying, from a college or university that offers an ABET accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of this rule.

(8) Accredited Baccalaureate Degree with “Core Requirements” or Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree with “Core Requirements,” and Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science baccalaureate degree program that is not a degree in “land surveying,” if the curriculum for that degree includes all of the following:

(A) 18 semester credit hours of mathematics and basic sciences, including:

(i) At least 12 semester credit hours in mathematics beyond basic mathematics, such as college algebra and higher mathematics, and that focus on mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation. Such courses include college algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and advanced calculus.

(ii) At least 6 semester credits must be in the basic sciences, including one or more of the following topics: biology, general or advanced chemistry, geology, ecology, general or advanced physics.

(B) At least 16 college semester credit hours of general education courses, excluding routine exercises of personal craft. Such courses include, philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, social sciences, economics, and professional ethics and responsibility.

(C) At least 30 college semester credit hours of surveying science and practice, taught by qualified surveying faculty as determined by the Board, and which must include basic and route surveying, geodesy, Geographic Information Systems or Global Positioning Systems, land development design and planning, mapping, photogrammetry or remote sensing, and surveying law; or

(b) Graduation from a Bachelor of Science baccalaureate degree program that is not a degree in “land surveying” and is not ABET accredited, if the degree is evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations (Note: The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant), and the Board determines that the degree is substantially equivalent to an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science baccalaureate degree program that includes all of the following:

(A) 18 semester credit hours of mathematics and basic sciences, including:

(i) At least 12 semester credit hours in mathematics beyond basic mathematics, such as college algebra and higher mathematics, and that focus on mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation. Such courses include college algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and advanced calculus.

(ii) At least 6 semester credits must be in the basic sciences, including one or more of the following topics: biology, general or advanced chemistry, geology, ecology, general or advanced physics.

(B) At least 16 college semester credit hours of general education courses, excluding routine exercises of personal craft. Such courses include, philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, social sciences, economics, and professional ethics and responsibility.

(C) At least 30 college semester credit hours of surveying science and practice, taught by qualified surveying faculty, and which must include basic and route surveying, geodesy, Geographic Information Systems or Global Positioning Systems, land development design and planning, mapping, photogrammetry or remote sensing, and surveying law. Graduate-level surveying classes may be evaluated by NCEES for consideration in fulfilling the requirements of this sub-paragraph.

(D) The costs of any NCEES evaluation shall be borne by the Applicant.

(c) In addition to fulfilling the degree requirements of either subsection (a) or (b) above, the Applicant must also have completed six years of active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or six years of active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(9) Course work from an Accredited Baccalaureate Program in Land Surveying or Engineering, Accredited Two-Year Program in Land Surveying Technology or Applied Science in Land Surveying or Engineering, Qualifying Graduate Program, or Equivalent Baccalaureate Program in Land Surveying or Engineering, with Additional Experience.

(a) Course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (4), (6), (7) or (8) of this rule, without graduation from that program, may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the course work involves the following classes:

(A) Advanced mathematics, including college algebra, probabilities and statistics, or higher mathematics, all of which must emphasize mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation;

(B) Geology;

(C) Biology;

(D) Ecology;

(E) General or advanced physics;

(F) General or advanced chemistry;

(G) Surveying law;

(H) Basic or route surveying;

(I) Geodesy;

(J) Geographic Information Systems;

(K) Global Positioning Systems;

(L) Land development design and planning;

(M) Photogrammetry;

(N) Mapping;

(O) Remote sensing.

(b) The Board will determine the amount of credit, if any, the course work will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor.

(c) When relying on course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (4), (6), (7) or (8) of this rule, without graduation from that program, an Applicant must also demonstrate that the Applicant’s Board-credited course work, when combined with the Applicant’s qualifying land surveying work, is equivalent to 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for course work under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying experience.

(d) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or

(B) Active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(10) Military Experience and Training.

(a) Military experience and training may be considered as qualifying for the required education and experience under this rule if is evaluated by the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Board determines that it is substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in subsections (1) to (4), (6) or (7) of this rule.

(b) Military experience and training that is not determined to be substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in sections (1) to (4), (6), (7) or (8) of this rule may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the experience and training involves the subjects listed in subsection (9)(a) of this rule, or to the extent it qualifies as experience.

(c) The Board will determine the amount of educational credit, if any, the military training and experience will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor.

(d) If applying with military training and experience, whether by qualifying military experience alone, a combination of educational credit and qualifying military experience, or a combination of educational credit, qualifying military experience, and qualifying non-military experience, an Applicant must demonstrate that the Applicant’s training and experience is equivalent to a total of 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for military training and experience under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying education, experience, or both outside of the military.

(e) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or

(B) Active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(11) Experience Only.

(a) 12 years of qualifying experience.

(b) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in land surveying work as defined in OAR 820-005-0050, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered land surveyor; or

(B) Active practice in land surveying work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-3000

Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist

In order to qualify for registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist in Oregon, an applicant for registration must provide all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed the Fundamentals of Land Surveying examination administered by NCEES.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having previously passed a Board approved examination in practical photogrammetric mapping problems written and scored by the Colonial States Boards of Surveyor Registration (CSBSR). Candidates may sit for the examination in Oregon, but must contact the OSBEELS to do so, as well as for examination costs, times, dates, and details.

(a) Examinees may request reasonable accommodations to the examination’s administration.

(A) Reasonable accommodations will be provided for examinees who have a documented disability within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for examinees whose religious convictions prohibit them from testing on the scheduled examination dates.

(B) Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted on the Board approved form, and accompanied by supporting documentation.

(b) The deadline to request reasonable accommodations is one month prior to sitting for the examination.

(3) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of having obtained a Board approved combination of education and experience. Experience as a full-time assistant professor or professor, teaching a Board approved photogrammetric, geomatics, or geospatial sciences curriculum may, at the Board’s discretion, qualify as experience in photogrammetric work.

(4) A single application packet, which must include all of the following:

(a) A completed Registration Application form.

(b) Proof of successful passage of the NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Examination. For Fundamentals of Land Surveying examinations passed before October 2010, if the Applicant did not pass the examination in Oregon, official verification must be provided by the NCEES licensing jurisdiction. For Fundamentals of Land Surveying examinations passed in October 2010 or later, the Board will verify passage with NCEES.

NOTE: The uniform, national examinations are written and scored by the NCEES and administered by NCEES Exam Administration Services. Please consult NCEES for examination dates, times, locations, cost, and details

(c) Official verification of successful passage of a Board approved examination in practical photogrammetric mapping problems written and scored by the Colonial States Boards of Surveyor Registration (CSBSR).

NOTE: For the examination times, places costs and details, please contact the OSBEELS or, if sitting for the examination outside of Oregon, the state in which you wish to sit for the examination

(d) Official transcripts of degree or coursework credentials. Official transcripts must show the degree and date awarded. For degrees or coursework not from an ABET accredited program, NCEES evaluation of the degree or coursework credentials. The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant.

(e) A completed Experience Details form describing active practice in photogrammetric mapping work, as defined in OAR 820-005-0065.

(f) Five references from individuals with knowledge of the Applicant’s technician work or photogrammetric mapping work:

(A) All five references must attest to the Applicant’s ability, professional experience, or both. All five references must complete the Reference Details form provided by the Board and submit the completed Reference Details form directly to the Applicant, in a closed and sealed envelope, signed across the sealed flap by the reference.

(B) All of the Applicant’s qualifying photogrammetric mapping work must be verified by at least one reference with direct supervision of that work.

(C) At least three of the five references must hold active Professional Photogrammetrist registration, Professional Land Surveyor registration, or Professional Engineer registration in jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(D) The Board may, for good cause and upon written application, reduce the number of references required for an Applicant.

(g) For Applicants holding registration in another jurisdiction, in lieu of providing the items listed under (b) to (f) of this subsection, the Applicant may release the Applicant’s NCEES Record, if any, to the Board.

NOTE: See http://ncees.org/records/

(h) Any and all professional disciplinary records of the Applicant, including but not limited to final orders, letters of reprimand, stipulations, and settlement agreements.

(i) The required application and wall certificate fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-3010

Education and Experience Requirements for Registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist

The following combinations of education and experience may be used to satisfy subsection (4) of OAR 820-010-3000 (Qualifications for Registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist):

(1) Accredited Four Year Baccalaureate Degree in Land Surveying and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) EAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate of land surveying;

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate of land surveying program; or

(C) ASAC of ABET accredited four-year baccalaureate of land surveying program.

(b) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in land surveying, from a college or university that offers an EAC or ETAC of ABET, or ACCE accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of this rule.

(2) Accredited Four Year Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering, Additional Course Work, and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ETAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law;

(B) EAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate of engineering program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law; or

(C) ACCE accredited baccalaureate of engineering program with 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction and surveying law.

(b) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in land surveying, from a college or university that offers an EAC or ETAC of ABET, or ACCE accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of this rule.

(3) Accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Geomatics or related Geospatial Science and Four Years of Experience

(a) Graduation from a EAC, ETAC, or ASAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate degree related to Geomatics or Geospatial Science that includes:

(A) 19 semester or 28 quarter hours of course work with a direct focus on geomatics/geospatial science that requires direct application of geomatics/geospatial science knowledge and skills;

(B) At least 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in mathematics, such as college level algebra, trigonometry, and statistics; and

(C) At least 8 semester or 12 quarter hours in computer science courses; and

(D) 24 semester or 35 quarter hours of course work related to physical and natural sciences.

(b) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(4) Accredited Two Year Degree in Land Surveying Meeting Specific Criteria, with Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from:

(A) ASAC of ABET accredited Surveying Technology program that includes:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications;

(B) ETAC of ABET accredited two-year Surveying Technology program that includes the following:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications; or

(C) ETAC of ABET accredited Associate of Applied Science in Surveying Technology program that includes the following:

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

(ii) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(iii) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(iv) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications.

(b) Six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(5) Accredited Two Year Degree in Engineering Meeting Specific Criteria, with Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from an ETAC of ABET accredited Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology program that includes the following:

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

(B) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses, in which a minimum of 11 semester or 6 quarter hours are in surveying instruction;

(C) At least 16 semester or 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; and

(D) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications.

(b) Six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(6) Accredited Two Year Degree in Geomatics or related Geospatial Science Meeting Specific Criteria, with Six Years of Experience

(a) Graduation from a ETAC of ABET accredited Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics Technology or Geospatial Technology program that includes the following:

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

(B) At least 32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours in technical courses in which a minimum of 6 semester or 11 quarter hours are in geomatics or geospatial sciences;

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

(D) At least 9 semester or 13 quarter hours in social sciences, humanities, and communications.

(b) Six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(7) Graduate Degree in Land Surveying or Geomatics-based program and Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a graduate degree program in land surveying at a college or university that offers an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in the same field.

(b) Completion of 11 semester or 16 quarter hours of surveying instruction from a college or university with an ABET accredited undergraduate degree program in land surveying or land surveying technology.

(c) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(8) Accredited Baccalaureate Degree Related to Land Surveying or Engineering and Four Years of Experience

(a) Graduation from an EAC, ETAC, or ASAC of ABET accredited baccalaureate degree related to engineering or land surveying that includes:

(A) 21 semester or 32 quarter hours of course work with a direct focus on geomatics that requires direct application of geomatics knowledge and skills. At least one of these courses must be related to surveying law;

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

(C) 24 semester or 35 quarter hours of course work related to physical and natural sciences, with laboratory application; and

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

(b) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(9) Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Land Surveying with Four Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a four-year baccalaureate program in land surveying, not accredited by ABET, if the degree is evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations (Note: The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant), and the Board determines that the degree is substantially equivalent to the educational requirements in subsection (1) of this rule; and

(b) Four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or four years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(c) Graduation from a post-baccalaureate degree program in surveying, from a college or university that offers an ABET accredited undergraduate program in a discipline similar to that of the post-baccalaureate degree program, may be substituted for one year of the experience required in subsection (b) of the rule.

(10) Non-accredited Baccalaureate Degree with “Core Requirements” with Six Years of Experience.

(a) Graduation from a four-year baccalaureate program in land surveying, not accredited by ABET, if the degree is evaluated by NCEES Credential Evaluations (Note: The cost of any NCEES Credentials Evaluation must be borne by the Applicant), and the Board determines that the degree is substantially equivalent to a degree that includes the following:

(A) 18 semester credit hours of mathematics and basic sciences, including:

(i) At least 12 semester credit hours in mathematics beyond basic mathematics, such as college algebra and higher mathematics, and that focus on mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation. Such courses include college algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and advanced calculus.

(ii) At least 6 semester credits must be in the basic sciences, including one or more of the following topics: biology, general or advanced chemistry, geology, ecology, general or advanced physics;

(B) At least 16 college semester credit hours of general education courses, excluding routine exercises of personal craft. Such courses include, philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, social sciences, economics, and professional ethics and responsibility;

(C) At least 20 college semester credit hours of surveying science and practice, taught by qualified surveying faculty. Graduate-level surveying classes may be evaluated by NCEES for consideration in fulfilling the requirements of subsection (a)(C) above.

(b) Six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor or photogrammetrist; or six years of active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(11) Course work from; an Accredited Baccalaureate Program in Land Surveying, Engineering, Geomatics, or Geospatial Sciences Program; Accredited Two-Year Program in Land Surveying Technology or Applied Science in Land Surveying, Engineering, Geomatics, or Geospatial Sciences Program; Qualifying Graduate Program; or Equivalent Baccalaureate Program in Land Surveying, Engineering, Geomatics, or Geospatial Sciences Program, with Additional Experience.

(a) Course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (6), (8), (9) or (10) of this rule, without graduation from that program, may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the course work involves the following classes:

(A) Advanced mathematics, including college algebra, probabilities and statistics, or higher mathematics, all of which must emphasize mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation;

(B) Geology;

(C) Biology;

(D) Ecology;

(E) General or advanced physics;

(F) General or advanced chemistry;

(G) Surveying law;

(H) Basic or route surveying;

(I) Geodesy;

(J) Geographic Information Systems;

(K) Global Positioning Systems;

(L) Land development design and planning;

(M) Photogrammetry;

(N) Mapping;

(O) Remote sensing.

(b) The Board will determine the amount of credit, if any, the course work will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist.

(c) When relying on course work from a qualifying program identified in subsections (1) to (10) of this rule, without graduation from that program, an Applicant must also demonstrate that the Applicant’s Board-credited course work, when combined with the Applicant’s qualifying photogrammetric mapping work, is equivalent to 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for course work under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying experience.

(d) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor, or photogrammetrist; or

(B) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(12) Military Experience and Training.

(a) Military experience and training may be considered as qualifying for the required education and experience under this rule if is evaluated by the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Board determines that it is substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in subsections (1) to (6) of this rule.

(b) Military experience and training that is not determined to be substantially equivalent to the education and experience listed in sections (1) to (6) or (9) of this rule may be considered toward qualifying an Applicant for registration to the extent that the experience and training involves the subjects listed in subsection (10)(a)(A) of this rule, or to the extent it qualifies as experience.

(c) The Board will determine the amount of educational credit, if any, the military training and experience will be given towards qualifying the Applicant for registration as a Professional Photogrammetrist.

(d) If applying with military training and experience, whether by qualifying military experience alone, a combination of educational credit and qualifying military experience, or a combination of educational credit, qualifying military experience, and qualifying non-military experience, an Applicant must demonstrate that the Applicant’s training and experience is equivalent to a total of 12 years of qualifying experience. For example, an Applicant who is granted two years of credit for military training and experience under this subsection, must demonstrate 10 years of qualifying education, experience, or both outside of the military.

(e) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor, or photogrammetrist; or

(B) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(13) Experience Only.

(a) 12 years of qualifying experience.

(b) Qualifying experience under this subsection is:

(A) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work as defined in OAR 820-005-0065, in the Applicant’s area of competence, and under the direction and supervision of a registered engineer, land surveyor, or photogrammetrist; or

(B) Active practice in photogrammetric mapping work while registered in another jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

820-010-3020

Photogrammetry Examination

(1) The Oregon approved photogrammetry examination is the Colonial States Board of Surveyor Registration (CSBSR) Examination and is held once a year, in April. To sit for the CSBSR Examination, a completed Examination form and required examination fee must be received by the Board offices no later than February 1.

NOTE: See http://www.oregon.gov/OSBEELS/Pages/index.aspx for examination dates, times, costs, and details.

(2) To withdraw from the CSBSR Examination, and forward the Examination form and examination fees to the next examination administration, a written request to withdraw and forward the Examination form and examination fees must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1. Examination forms and fees may only be forwarded upon withdrawal once, and only to the next examination administration. After one withdrawal, the original Examination form will no longer be forwarded and examination fees will not be forwarded or refunded.

(3) To withdraw from the CSBSR Examination without forwarding, and request a refund of the fees, a written request to withdraw and for the fees to be refunded must be received by the Board offices no later than March 1. After one withdrawal, examination fees are non-refundable.

(4) The cutoff score for the CSBSR Examination is established by the Colonial States Board of Surveyor Registration.

(5) Examinees may request reasonable accommodations to the examination’s administration.

(a) Reasonable accommodations will be provided for examinees who have a documented disability within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for examinees whose religious convictions prohibit them from testing on the scheduled examination dates.

(b) Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted on the Board approved form, and accompanied by supporting documentation, by the applicable deadline.

(6) Examination Review. As the CSBSR does not facilitate examination reviews and appeals, CSBSR examination reviews are not permitted.

(7) Examination Subversion.

(a) Any Applicant who is under investigation for examination subversion, as defined in OAR 820-005-0085 will not be considered by the Board until the investigation and any ensuing disciplinary action are complete.

(b) An Applicant disciplined for examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and denial of registration. A Registrant who is disciplined for examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and suspension or revocation of registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-16

820-010-4000

Qualifications for Registration as a Structural Engineer

In order to qualify for registration as a Professional Structural Engineer in Oregon, an applicant for registration must provide all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of active Oregon registration as a Professional Engineer, in good standing.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of passing or having passed the NCEES 16-hour Structural Examination.

(3) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of having obtained two years of structural engineering experience, verified by a registered Structural Engineer in a jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(4) A single application packet, which must include all of the following:

(a) A completed Registration Application form.

(b) The Board will verify that the Applicant holds active registration as an Oregon professional engineer, in good standing.

(c) Official verification of successful passage of the NCEES 16-hour Structural Examination, Buildings Modules. This paragraph of subsection (4) of this rule is effective as of June 25, 2015.

NOTE: The 16-hour Structural examinations are written and scored by the NCEES and administered by NCEES Exam Administration Services. Consult NCEES for examination dates, times, locations, cost, and details

(d) A completed Experience Details form describing active practice in structural engineering work, as defined in OAR 820-040-0020.

(e) Five references from individuals with knowledge of the Applicant’s structural engineering work:

(A) All five references must attest to the Applicant’s ability, professional experience, or both. All five references must complete the Reference Details form provided by the Board and submit the completed Reference Details form directly to the Applicant, in a closed and sealed envelope, signed across the sealed flap by the reference.

(B) At least three of the five references must hold active Structural Engineer registration in a jurisdiction with NCEES membership.

(C) The Board may, for good cause and upon written application, reduce the number of references required for an Applicant.

(f) For Applicants holding registration in another jurisdiction, in lieu of providing the items listed under (b) to (e) of this subsection, the Applicant may release the Applicant’s NCEES Record, if any, to the Board.

NOTE: See http://ncees.org/records/

(g) For Applicants holding structural registration in another jurisdiction references on file with the Board may be used.

(h) Any and all professional disciplinary records of the Applicant, including but not limited to final orders, letters of reprimand, stipulations, and settlement agreements.

(i) The required application and wall certificate fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 672.107, & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15; BEELS 4-2016(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-16 thru 9-10-16

820-010-5000

Qualification to Sit for Examination as a Water Right Examiner

In order to qualify for examination to sit for the Water Right Examiner, an applicant for certification must provide all of the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the Board of active Oregon registration as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, or Geologist, in good standing.

(2) The Certified Water Right Examiner examination is held once a year, in April. To sit for the Certified Water Right Examiner examination, a completed Application for Certification form and required application fee must be received by the Board offices no later than February 1.

(3) Examinees may request reasonable accommodations to the examination’s administration.

(a) Reasonable accommodations will be provided for examinees who have a documented disability within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for examinees whose religious convictions prohibit them from testing on the scheduled examination dates.

(b) Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted on the Board approved form, and accompanied by supporting documentation, by the February 1 deadline.

(4) Review of Examinations. With respect to the certified water right examiner examination, an Applicant may submit a written request to review the Applicant’s own examination results. The Board will allow an examination review where the Applicant failed the examination and the applicant achieved a score within five points of the cutoff score. With respect to such reviews.

(a) The Applicant may examine only the question, solution, and answer key for the failed problem.

(b) The Applicant may review the examination on only one occasion. The Board will prescribe a time and place for the review.

(c) All examination reviews will be conducted in the presence of a person designated by the Board.

(d) Except as allowed by the Board for persons requiring disability assistance, no person may accompany the Applicant during the examination review.

(5) Examination Subversion.

(a) Any examinee who is under investigation for examination subversion, as defined in OAR 820-005-0040 will not be considered for certification until the investigation and any ensuing disciplinary action are complete.

(b) An Applicant disciplined for examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and denial of certification. A registrant who is disciplined for examination subversion is subject to imposition of civil penalties and suspension or revocation of certification.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 537,797, 670.310 & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15; BEELS 2-2016(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-15-16 thru 6-30-16; BEELS 5-2016, f. & cert. ef. 5-12-16

820-010-5010

Qualification for Certification as a Water Right Examiner

(1) To qualify for certification as a Water Right Examiner, an Applicant must successfully pass the Certified Water Right Examiner examination offered by the Oregon Water Resources Department and administered by the Board; and

(2) Pay the wall certificate and initial certification fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 537.797, 670.310, & 672.255
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.002 - 672.325
Hist.: BEELS 5-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-15 thru 2-12-16; BEELS 8-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15

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