Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-30-302. Applicant qualifications--Examination

(a) Except as provided hereafter, each applicant for licensure shall submit to an examination by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors and, if found to be qualified, shall be registered, depending on his or her education and experience, either as:

(1) A professional engineer;  or

(2) An engineer-intern.

(b)(1)(A) A person may apply to be licensed as an engineer if he or she is a graduate of an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., approved engineering curriculum, or its equivalent as approved by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors, of four (4) years from a school or college approved by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors and has had four (4) years' experience in engineering work of a type satisfactory to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors.

(B) In its discretion, the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors may consider satisfactory graduate study in engineering equal to one (1) year's experience.

(2) This subsection shall be effective July 1, 2001.

(c)(1) A person may apply to be registered as an engineer-intern if he or she is a graduate of an approved Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., or its equivalent as approved by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors, engineering curriculum of four (4) years from a school or college approved by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors.

(2) This subsection shall be effective July 1, 1997.

(d) The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in its discretion may waive examination of a person applying to be licensed as an engineer or an engineer-intern if he or she is licensed either as an engineer or an engineer-in-training or an engineer-intern by the licensing authority of any state or territory or possession of the United States or of any foreign country if his or her qualifications at the time he or she was licensed are not less than those provided in this chapter.


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