CHAPTER 423

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 2722, Title 24, Delaware Code, is amended by striking paragraph (1) thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (1) as follows:

(1) As a professional engineer.

Engineers — Graduation, Experience and Examination

a. Graduation from. an approved engineering curriculum of four years or more in a school or college approved by the Board as of satisfactory standing; has acquired a specific record of an additional four years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Board, and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer; and has successfully passed a 16-hour written examination, at least 8 hours of which shall be taken after the engineering experience specified above; provided, however, that for applications made any time prior to January 1, 1972, the 16-hour written examination will be at the discretion of the Board if the applicant has the education and experience provided above.

Engineers — Experience and Examination

b. Satisfactory completion of an approved related science curriculum of four years or more in a school or college approved by the Board as of satisfactory standing; has acquired a specific record of an additional 8 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Board and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer; and has successfully passed a 16-hour written examination, at least 8 hours of which shall be taken after the engineering experience specified above; provided, however, that for applications made any time prior to January 1, 1972, the applicant may successfully pass a written or written and oral examination designed to show knowledge and skill approximating that attained through graduation from an approved four year engineering curriculum and a specific record of eight years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Board and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer.

Engineers — Eminence, Experience

c. Attainment in the engineering profession and recognized as eminent in the applicant's profession plus a specific record of 20 years or more of practice in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Board and indicating that the applicant is qualified to design or to supervise construction of engineering works and provided applicant is not less than 40 years of age.

Approved May 16, 1970.