Professional Engineers

ORS 672.255
Rulemaking authority


The State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying shall adopt rules:


Establishing fees as provided in ORS 672.155 (Establishment of fees by rule) and late-payment charges under ORS 672.170 (Renewal of certificate).


Providing a procedure for the issuance, denial, suspension or revocation of certificates, enrollments and permits.


Prescribing standards of professional conduct for professional engineers, professional land surveyors, photogrammetrists, engineering interns and land surveying interns.


Specifying branches of engineering, land surveying and photogrammetric mapping in which examinations are offered.


For registering individuals and issuing certificates of registration and temporary permits to individuals under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).


Prescribing standards and intellectual, educational and technical qualifications for examination, registration and renewal in addition to the qualifications and conditions specified under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).


Prescribing standards and guidelines for retired or inactive status of registrants, including provisions to allow the return to active status.


Defining the scope of practice for individuals holding a certificate issued by the board to practice engineering, land surveying or photogrammetric mapping or a temporary permit issued by the board to perform engineering or photogrammetric mapping.


In adopting rules under subsection (1)(c) to (h) of this section, the board shall give consideration to national practices as well as to local practices. Adoption of rules shall be in accordance with ORS chapter 183. [1971 c.751 §32; 1975 c.429 §12a; 1979 c.495 §4; 1981 c.556 §1; 1991 c.221 §5; 1995 c.68 §§1,12; 1997 c.210 §9; 2005 c.445 §10; 2009 c.259 §17; 2013 c.86 §11; 2015 c.576 §14]


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