PA 13-216—SB 327

General Law Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSES

SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Consumer Protection to amend its regulations to allow a licensed professional engineer to (1) surrender his or her license to the State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors while not living and working in the state and (2) get a new license when he or she returns to Connecticut and wants to resume working, without having to pay the $225 annual license renewal fees for the period of the hiatus.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

BACKGROUND

Professional Engineers' License Renewal

Under current license renewal regulations, a professional engineer whose license lapses may renew up to five years after the lapse without reapplying for a license, but must pay the (1) $225 renewal fee for each year the license was invalid and (2) renewal fee for the upcoming year. The applicant must also submit a notarized letter describing any engineering experience since applying for a license. Professional engineers who do not renew within five years after the license lapses must reapply for a license, fulfill all the current application requirements, and pay all accompanying fees (Conn. Agencies Reg. 20-300-11).

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