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The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors regulates and licenses architects, professional engineers and professional land surveyors. The mission of the Board is to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare. The Board does not regulate or require registration of architect, engineer or land surveyor firms. Board activities include examining and enrolling engineer and land surveyor interns, examining and licensing architects, professional engineers and professional land surveyors, investigating complaints about each profession and disciplining those who violate the law and/or Board’s Rules. The Board is made up of 13 members: three from the architect and land surveying professions, four from the engineering profession and three public members. It works closely with national organizations such as NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and NCEES, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
This July marks the fifth year since the June 2009 update to the Rolling Clock, which means that any divisions passed before January 1, 2006 will begin to expire unless a candidate has passed all divisions of the ARE by July 1, 2014.
If you have ARE 4.0 division credits that will expire July 1, 2014,act now by planning and preparing to complete the ARE. Develop a plan to complete each outstanding division before your previous credits expire.
For Colorado specific pass or fail information with your FE, PE, SE, FS or PS exams taken October 2013, click here.
The NCEES Examinee Guide is the official guide to policies and procedures for all NCEES exams. All examinees are required to read this document before starting the exam registration process. It is the examinee’s responsibility to make sure you have the current version. The recently updated version is available at: www.ncees.org/examinee-guide
For more information regarding the January 2014 start of the NCEES Computer Based Testing (“CBT”). For an explanation of the latest updates, click here. For answers to your frequently asked questions, click here. You are also encouraged to connect with NCEES on their social media sites of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
SB13-161 became effective July 1, 2013. You can review the bill here. Listed below are some of the more notable changes to the Architect, Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor statute. Rulemaking information will be available soon.
Application Deadline Dates
The application deadline for engineer and surveyor applications is June 1, 2014 to be eligible to take the October 2014 examinations.
The application deadline for engineer and surveyor applications is December 1, 2014 to be eligible to take the April 2015 examinations.
*****December Graduates: plan accordingly as the application deadline will not be changed.*****
Plan accordingly with plenty of time to gather your documentation.
FE and FS Exams Continue Transition to Computer-Based Testing: The first computer based exams are scheduled to be given in early 2014. Click here for more information.
NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP) Update: The final phase of IDP 2.0 was implemented April 2012. Find out more at www.ncarb.org.
Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Updates: Stay apprised of any updates and changes to the ARE at http://www.ncarb.org/ARE.aspx
ARE Rolling Clock At A Glance: A Summary of information at http://www.ncarb.org/are/enews/2010/august/index.html
Engineering Examination (PE and FE) Updates: Find out about changes to the upcoming PE and FE examinations at http://www.ncees.org/Exams.php
Surveying Examination (PS and FS) Information:
The Executive Director of DORA has released a report in response to a proposal submitted by the Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers regarding mandatory continuing education for Professional Engineers. To read this report, click here.
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
Check out the revised Building Officials Handbook that is now oriented to all local officials and called the Local Officials Guide. In the future, you can find this publication in our Library/Publications link.
If you are licensed as an Architect, Professional Engineer, or Professional Land Surveyor, you probably know that your primary obligation is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. But did you also know that it also means an obligation to report to the Board any licensee known to have violated any provision of the Statutes, any Board order, or Board rule. Your knowledge and skill as a licensed professional allows you to be aware of substandard practice. In those cases, it is your responsibility to bring them to the Board's attention. Reference §§12-25-108(1)(h), 208(1)(h) and 308(1)(h), C.R.S. A complaint form and information about the process is available here.
Board Statistics FY12: Check it out Here
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