Arkansas State Board of Licensure

for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

PUBLIC NOTICE OF RULEMAKING

LEGAL NOTICE OF RULEMAKING

The Arkansas Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors (The Board) a Division of the Arkansas Department Labor & Licensing at 623 Woodlane Dr., Little Rock, AR, 72201 is proposing amendments to its Administrative Rule.

The proposed Rule Amendments will: 1) delete Board duties that will be performed by the Secretary of Labor and Licensing, pursuant to Act 910; 2) delete character requirements such as “good moral character” and “moral turpitude” in compliance with Act 990; 3) amend reciprocity/comity requirements for all applicants who hold substantially similar licenses in other states, pursuant to Act 1011; 4) amend temporary license, in compliance with Act 426 and Act 1011; 5) expedite licensure for military and their spouses pursuant to Act 820; 6) clarify/expedite the license process by allowing the Board ‘s Director to conditionally approve, subject to Board ratification, all qualified applications; 7) amend Board permission to take exams; 8) remove specific college course/hour curriculum requirements for original surveyor applicants; 9) clarify that licenses are renewed biennially; 10) for Professional Surveyors, require at least 2 hours of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) in the Standards of Practice No.1 for Property Boundary Surveys and Plats when renewing; 11) clarify when/where the seal of an individual/firm must be used; 12) move all licensure-related provisions under Article 8; and 13) delete obsolete fees, duplicative/unnecessary provisions; and update/clarify terminology.

 A copy of the proposed revisions can be accessed on The Board’s website (/), requested via email (pelsboard@arkansas.gov), or obtained from The Board’s office at the above address. Written comment will be accepted via email (pelsboard@arkansas.gov), fax (501)682.2827, or mail (to The Board address) through June 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.Posted on 05/20/2020 by Linda Stone

Arkansas State Government

Arkansas State Board of Licensure for
Professional Engineers and
Professional Surveyors

623 Woodlane Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501 682-2824
Fax: 501 682-2827
Email: pelsboard@arkansas.gov
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