CHAPTER 43

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 67

AS AMENDED 8Y HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 28, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.

BE IT ENACTED 8Y THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend subsection (6), §2803, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting the following in lieu thereof:

"(6) 'Engineer intern' shall mean a person certified as an engineer intern by the Council."

Section 2. Amend §2804, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking the words "engineer-in-training" as the same appear in said section, and substituting the words "engineer intern" in lieu thereof; and by striking the words "engineers-in-training" as the same appear in said section, and substituting the words "engineer interns" in lieu thereof.

Section 3. Amend subsection (c), §2806, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking the words "engineers-in-training" as the same appear in said subsection, and substituting the words "engineer interns" in lieu thereof.

Section 4. Amend subparagraph b„ paragraph (1), subsection (d), §2806, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking the word "engineer-in-training" as the same appear in said subparagraph, and substituting the words "engineer intern" in lieu thereof.

Section 5. Amend subparagraph f., paragraph (1), subsection (d), §2806,

Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking the words "engineer-in-training" as the same appear in said subparagraph, and substituting the words "engineer intern" in lieu thereof.

Section 6. Amend paragraph (3), subsection (d), §2806, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking the words "engineers-in-training" as the same appear in said paragraph, and substituting the words "engineer interns" in lieu thereof.

Section 7. Amend paragraph (3), subsection (e), §2806, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said paragraph in its entirety and substituting the following in lieu thereof:

"(3) Any member, associate member, or holder of certificate of authorization on the active roster, who intends to withdraw from the practice of engineering in the State, shall notify the Secretary of the Council in writing. That name will then be removed from the active roster and be placed in an inactive file. That name may be reinstated to active status by a request for reinstatement, in writing, within ten years of that removal from the active roster, to the Secretary of the Council and by payment of a reinstatement fee. After the expiration of the ten year period, reinstatement may be obtained only by reapplying for registration pursuant to §2817 of this Title. Any member, associate member, or holder of a certificate of authorization in inactive status shall be ineligible to practice engineering in the State."

Section 8. Amend paragraph (4), subsection (e), §2806, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said paragraph in its entirety and substituting the following in lieu thereof:

"(4) Any member, associate member, or holder of a certificate of
authorization, who has not given notice of withdrawal, and whose name has been removed from the active roster because of a delinquency in payment of fees, may be reinstated upon petition to the Council within ten years of the removal from the active roster and by payment of the reinstatement fees plus any delinquency fees. After the expiration of the ten-year period, reinstatement may be obtained only by reapplying for registration pursuant to §2817 of this Title."

Section 9. Amend subsection (1), §2817, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking subsection (1) through paragraph a., beginning with the words "(1) Graduates from ABET or CEAB" through or by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB); and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(1) Graduates from engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or from an A8ET recognized foreign accreditation agency approved curriculum.

a. Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or by a foreign curriculum accreditation agency adjudged by ABET to use substantially equivalent accreditation procedures; and."

Section 10. Amend paragraph a., subsection (4), §2817, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by adding a new subparagraph 3., which new subparagraph shall read as follows:

'3. The professional engineering qualifications of the applicant include successful passing of written examinations totaling 16 hours, meeting the additional requirements of subsection (5), §2817, of this Title, and having a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the Council, such experience indicating that the applicant is competent to practice as an engineer. Such experience shall have been obtained in states, territories or possessions of the United States, the District of Columbia, or provinces or territories of Canada, and at least 8 years of it shall have been obtained after the applicant has received the said valid certificate of registration."

Section 11. Amend §21117, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by renumbering present subsection (6) as new subsection (7) and present subsection (7) as new subsection (8), and by adding a new subsection (6), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(6) Applicants for registration as a professional engineer shall be exempt from the requirement to pass the written 8 hour Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, if they are qualified as follows:

a. An individual holding an earned doctoral degree in engineering from a university, which had an ABET accredited undergraduate program in that discipline at the time that individual earned his/her doctoral degree, providing that doctoral degree required the passing of a Ph.D. qualifying examination from that university; or,

a. An individual holding a baccalaureate degree from a Council-approved 4 year engineering curriculum, who has at least twenty (20) years of professional experience in the lawful practice of engineering of a character satisfactory to the Council, and which experience indicates that the applicant is competent to practice as a professional engineer."

Section 12. Amend §2819, Chapter 28, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting the following in lieu thereof:

"§2819. Requirements for Certification as an Engineer Intern

The following shall be considered as minimum satisfactory evidence that the applicant has qualified for certification as an engineer intern:

(1)a. Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), or by a foreign curriculum accreditation agency adjudged by ABET to use substantially equivalent accreditation procedures, or from a Council-approved curriculum in engineering not accredited by ABET or an ABET-approved curriculum accreditation agency, engineering technology or science related to engineering; or

b. Age 45 and Council-approved professional experience of 20 years or more; and

(2) Successful passing of an 8-hour examination in the fundamentals of engineering."

Approved June 25, 1993.