2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 25 - Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects
Part 1 - Engineers
§ 12-25-102. Definitions

CO Rev Stat § 12-25-102 (2016) What's This?

As used in this part 1, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Board" means the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors, created in section 12-25-106.

(2) "Certificate" means the media issued by the board to evidence licensing of a professional engineer.

(3) "Engineer" means a person who, by reason of intensive preparation in the use of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering sciences, including the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, is qualified to perform engineering work as defined in this part 1.

(4) "Engineering" means analysis or design work requiring intensive preparation and experience in the use of mathematics, chemistry, and physics and the engineering sciences.

(5) "Engineering experience", in addition to the practice of engineering as defined in subsection (10) of this section, may include:

(a) Up to four years of undergraduate engineering study, as approved by the board, in mathematics, basic science, engineering science, engineering design, and engineering practice;

(b) Up to two years of graduate engineering study as approved by the board if the study results in the award of an advanced degree;

(c) Teaching at the instructor level, or at a higher level, of courses in engineering science, design, or engineering practice at a college or university offering an engineering curriculum of four or more years which is approved by the board or at a college offering courses transferable to a board-approved college. This experience must result from a full-time position in teaching or teaching and research.

(d) Engineering research, including that performed by a teacher at the instructor level or at a higher level. The research done by the teacher must be part of his assigned duties in a full-time position in teaching and research.

(6) "Engineer-intern" means a person who has complied with the requirements of sections 12-25-111 and 12-25-112 and is duly enrolled as an "engineer-intern".

(7) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2004, p. 1293, § 8, effective May 28, 2004.)

(8) "License" means the formal legal permission to practice engineering granted by the board.

(9) Repealed.

(10) (a) "Practice of engineering" means the performance for others of any professional service or creative work requiring engineering education, training, and experience and the application of special knowledge of the mathematical and engineering sciences to such professional services or creative work, including consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design, and the observation of construction to evaluate compliance with plans and specifications in connection with the utilization of the forces, energies, and materials of nature in the development, production, and functioning of engineering processes, apparatus, machines, equipment, facilities, structures, buildings, works, or utilities, or any combination or aggregations thereof, employed in or devoted to public or private enterprise or uses.

(b) An individual practices or offers to practice "professional engineering" within the meaning and intent of this section if the individual, by oral claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or in any other way, represents himself or herself to be a professional engineer, through the use of any other means implies that the individual is licensed under this part 1, or performs engineering services.

(11) "Professional engineer" means an engineer duly licensed pursuant to this part 1.

(12) and (13) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2004, p. 1293, § 8, effective May 28, 2004.)

(14) "Responsible charge" means personal responsibility for the control and direction of engineering work within a professional engineer's scope of competence. Experience may only be classified as "responsible charge" if the engineer is licensed pursuant to this part 1, unless the work involves an activity exempted pursuant to section 12-25-103.

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