2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
General
Article 25 - Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects
Part 1 - Engineers
§ 12-25-114. Qualifications for professional engineer

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-25-114 (2016) What's This?

(1) (a) An applicant may qualify for licensing as a professional engineer by endorsement if such applicant is licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction requiring qualifications substantially equivalent to those currently required of applicants under this part 1 or if, at the time of initial licensure in such jurisdiction, such applicant met the requirements for licensure then in existence under Colorado law.

(b) Upon completion of the application and approval by the board, the applicant shall be licensed as a professional engineer if the applicant is otherwise qualified pursuant to section 12-25-113.

(2) (a) An applicant may qualify for licensing as a professional engineer by graduation, experience, and examination if such applicant passes the principles and practice of engineering examination.

(b) In order to be admitted to the examination pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (2), the applicant must:

(I) (A) Have graduated from a board-approved engineering curriculum of four or more years; and

(B) Have eight years of progressive engineering experience, of which educational study may be a part; and

(C) Have been enrolled as an engineer-intern in this state; or

(II) (A) Have graduated from a board-approved engineering technology curriculum of four or more years; and

(B) Have ten years of progressive engineering experience, of which educational study may be a part; and

(C) Have been enrolled as an engineer-intern in this state; or

(III) (A) Have graduated from an engineering curriculum of four or more years not approved by the board or from a related science curriculum of four or more years; and

(B) Have ten years of progressive engineering experience, of which educational study may be a part; and

(C) Have been enrolled as an engineer-intern in this state; or

(IV) (A) Have graduated from an engineering curriculum of four or more years or from a related science curriculum of four or more years; and

(B) Have twenty years of progressive engineering experience, of which educational study may be a part.

(c) Upon passing the examination and the submission of evidence of experience satisfactory to the board, the applicant shall be licensed as a professional engineer if the applicant is otherwise qualified pursuant to section 12-25-113.

(3) (a) An applicant may qualify for licensing as a professional engineer by experience and examination if such applicant passes the principles and practice of engineering examination.

(b) In order to be admitted to the examination pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (3), the applicant must:

(I) Have twelve years of progressive engineering experience, of which educational study may be a part; and

(II) Have been enrolled as an engineer-intern in this state.

(c) Upon passing the examination and the submission of evidence of experience satisfactory to the board, the applicant shall be licensed as a professional engineer if the applicant is otherwise qualified pursuant to section 12-25-113.

(4) (a) A professional engineer who has been duly licensed to practice engineering in this state and who is over sixty-five years of age, upon application, may be classified as a retired professional engineer. Individuals who are so classified shall lose their licensure and shall not practice engineering and shall pay a fee to retain retired professional engineer status.

(b) (I) A retired professional engineer shall be reinstated to the status of a professional engineer upon payment of the renewal fee. No other fee shall be assessed against such retired professional engineer as a penalty.

(II) For any professional engineer who has been retired for two or more years, the board may require reexamination unless the board is satisfied of such retired professional engineer's continued competence.

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