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§89C‑14.  Application for licensure; license fees.

(a)        Application forlicensure as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor shall be ona form prescribed and furnished by the Board. It shall contain statements madeunder oath, showing the applicant's education and a detailed summary of theapplicant's technical and engineering or land surveying experience, and shallinclude the names and complete mailing addresses of the references, none ofwhom may be immediate members of the applicant's family or members of theBoard.

The Board may accept thecertified information on the copy of a current formal certificate ofqualifications issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering andSurveying in lieu of the same information that is required for the formprescribed and furnished by the Board.

(b)        An applicant forlicensure who is required to take the written examination shall pay to theBoard an application fee not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00). The Boardmay charge any fee necessary to defray the cost of any required examinations.The fee shall accompany the application. The fee for comity licensure ofengineers and land surveyors who hold unexpired certificates in another stateor a territory of the United States or in Canada shall be the total current feeas fixed by the Board.

(c)        The certificationfee for a corporation is the amount set by the Board but shall not exceed onehundred dollars ($100.00). The fee shall accompany the application. Thecertification fee for a business firm is the same as the fee for a corporation.The fee for renewal of a certificate of licensure of a corporation is theamount set by the Board but shall not exceed seventy‑five dollars($75.00). The fee for renewal of a certificate of licensure for a business firmis the same as the renewal fee for a corporation.

(d)        Should the Boarddeny the issuance of a certificate of licensure to any applicant, theunobligated portion of fees paid shall be returned by the Board to theapplicant.

(e)        A candidate failingan examination may apply, and be considered by the Board, for reexamination atthe end of six months. The Board shall make such reexamination charge as isnecessary to defray the cost of the examination.

A candidate with a combinationof three failures or unexcused absences on an examination shall only beeligible after submitting a new application with appropriate application feeand documented evidence of actions taken by the candidate to enhance thecandidate's prospects for passing the exam. A candidate with a combination ofthree failures or unexcused absences may only be considered by the Board forreexamination at the end of 12 months following the third failure or unexcusedabsence. After the end of the 12‑month period, the applicant may take theexamination no more than once every calendar year. (1921, c. 1, s. 9; C.S., s.6055(j); 1951, c. 1084, s. 1; 1953, c. 999, s. 2; 1957, c. 1060, ss. 2, 3;1975, c. 681, s. 1; 1981, c. 230; 1983, c. 183, ss. 1, 2; 1993 (Reg. Sess.,1994), c. 671, s. 5; 1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 7.10(k); 1998‑118, s.12; 2000‑115, s. 1.)