BY-LAWS, RULES OF PROCEDURE 245:15-7
Effective May 17, 2010
CHAPTER 15. LICENSURE AND PRACTICE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS
SUBCHAPTER 7. LICENSURE
245:15-7-1. Certificate of Licensure
(a) Licensure certificates shall be issued to individuals meeting statutory licensure requirements and the current Rules of Procedure of the Board. The certificate will identify the licensee by name and license number, show the effective date, confirm the licensee's qualifications and acknowledge the licensee's right to practice engineering or land surveying, as the case may be, in the State of Oklahoma.
(b) Certificate of Licensure will be issued by the Board for the life of the licensee, subject to powers of renewal, reinstatement, suspension, revocation, penalties, orders or refusal to renew for cause, vested in the Board by the Statutes.
(c) When a professional engineer or land surveyor in good standing desires to retire his or her license, he or she may do so upon application to the Board, subject to reinstatement and continuing education requirements by the Board.
(d) Individuals holding a Certificate of Licensure shall display or maintain it at the licensee's place of practice and be prepared to substantiate biennial license renewal.
(d) Duplicate original Certificates of Licensure will be issued to a licensee provided:
(1) The current license renewal is effective;
(2) The licensee makes written request for a replacement of certificate;
(3) The licensee certifies that the original certificate has been lost, damaged or destroyed; and
(4) The licensee pays the prescribed fee.
(e) Duplicate Certificates of Licensure will be issued for display at multiple places of practice upon a written request and payment of the prescribed fee. However, each duplicate certificate will be marked as such.
(g) It is the duty of the licensee to notify the Board office, in writing or online, of changes in employment or contact information within 30 days of the change. Failure to properly notify the Board of these changes may be cause for an administrative action.
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245:15-7-2. Suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew Certificate of Licensure
(a) Upon notification of the Board, Certificates of Licensure which have been suspended, revoked or refused by the Board to renew for cause, shall be surrendered immediately in the manner prescribed by that notice.
(b) Cause shall be defined as any violation of 59 O.S., 475.1 et seq, as amended and the current Rules of Procedure of the Board. Cause shall also be defined as any state suspending, revoking or refusing to renew the Certificate of Licensure of the individual licensee.
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245:15-7-3. Biennial licensure required
(a) The Statute requires all engineers and land surveyors desiring to practice in Oklahoma to biennially renew with the Board and pay a biennial licensure renewal fee as prescribed by this Chapter. Notices will be sent to all licensees at the last known physical or e-mail address of record; however, it is the responsibility of each individual licensee to insure the renewal fees and any other required documentation are received by the Board office not later than the renewal date or the renewal process is completed online. The license expires on the last day of the month in which it is due, and becomes invalid on that date unless the renewal fee is paid. Upon receipt by the Board of the individual’s, and if applicable, firm’s or entity’s properly completed renewal forms, fees and any required continuing education log forms, the license will be valid. No Certificate of Licensure or Certificate of Authorization will be valid for longer than a two (2) year period, unless otherwise required by law.
(b) Failure to biennially renew and remit renewal feesand penalties where applicable, as prescribed by the Statute and the current Rules of Procedure of the Board will result in revocation of the licensee’s Certificate of Licensure or the Certificate of Authorization, unless otherwise required by law.
(c)Notices of revocation will be sent to the last known address of licensees and firms failing to biennially renew and remit renewal fees.
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245:15-7-4. Waived renewal fees for engineers and surveyors over the age of 70
The biennial renewal fee for engineers or land surveyors who reach the age of 70 prior to the renewal date of their certificate of licensure will be waived. Renewal forms must be filled out and returned to the Board office or completed online prior to the renewal date to qualify. Licensees who are required to fulfill continuing education requirements must fill out and submit the log form supplied by the board by the license expiration date.Otherwise, the certificate of licensure will be revoked and reinstatement fees and penalties will apply to re-license.
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245:15-7-5. Reinstatement of revoked or retired licenses
(a) Licenses revoked for nonpayment of fees, failing to return the renewal form for licensee over the age of 70, or licenses that were voluntarily retired by the licensee, may be reinstated by making written application for reinstatement within one hundred eighty days after expiration and payment of the prescribed renewal fee and penalty. After one hundred eighty (180) days of revocation, a new application and fees will be required, which shall be considered specifically by the Board, both from the standpoint of competency and character.If reinstatement is within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of revocation, then licensure will be deemed to have been continuous. Offering or practicing engineering or surveying with a revoked or retired license during this reinstatement period is a violation of Title 59, Section 475.1 et seq and the Rules of this Board.
(b) If a license revoked for non-payment or a retired license remains canceled or suspended for a period exceeding three (3) consecutive years, such former licensee may be required by the Board to take and pass a current examination as prescribed by the Board.
(c) Licenses suspended, refused to renew, penalties, orders issued or revoked for cause, may be reinstated only by Board action and only then in the manner determined by such Board action. Request for reinstatement of a license shall show the Board that the public interest will not suffer by reason of the reinstatement and shall be addressed to the Chair at the Board office. The Board, by Statute, has the discretion as to whether to reinstate the Certificate of Licensure or Certificate of Authorization or deny it.
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