Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-30-304. Fees--Renewal of certificates--Disposition of funds--Inactive--Reinstatements

(a) The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors may establish application fees, certificate fees, renewal fees, license reinstatement fees, examination fees, penalties for late renewals or cancellations, and any other fees it deems necessary within the guidelines of the State of Arkansas.

(b) The board may establish guidelines and require a demonstration of continuing professional competency as a condition of renewal or relicensure.

(c) All certificates shall be renewed annually or biennially at the discretion of the board.

(d) The fees shall be deposited into a bank designated by the board, and the officer or employee who collects the fees and disburses them shall be required to execute a corporate surety bond for the proper accounting thereof.

(e)(1) A professional engineer or engineer-intern licensed under this chapter who is not engaged in the practice of engineering may request that the board grant him or her inactive status by placing his or her name on the board's inactive roll.

(2) A professional engineer or engineer-intern who is granted inactive status maintains the right to seek active license status at a later time.

(3) A professional engineer whose license is inactive may return to active status by:

(A) Notifying the board in advance of his or her intention to return to active status;

(B) Paying the appropriate fees;  and

(C) Meeting all requirements of the board, including demonstration of professional competency.

(4) Inactive status shall continue so long as the license holder pays the annual fee under the board's rules.

(f) A professional engineer or engineer-intern whose license is not renewed may have it reinstated by meeting the requirements of the board depending on the time of nonrenewal under the rules of the board.  The requirements the board may consider are:

(1) Payment of fees and penalties;

(2) Demonstration of continuing professional competency;  and

(3) Reexamination.

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