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MA Board of Registration Continuing Professional Competency Committee - Updates

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MA Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Continuing Professional Competency Committee

 

The Board of Regisration Continuing Professional Competency Committee issued its report to the Board of Registration in April 2017.

The Board voted to proceed with drafting proposed regulations on continuing education for PE and PLS license renewal that would potentially be added to 250 CMR at its September 28, 2017 meeting.  The Board plans to discuss draft regulations at its December 21 meeting.

 

The committee has been reviewing the NCEES Model Law on contiuning education and considering such issues as the potential number of Professional Development Hours to require, policy issues about retired engineers and surveyors, and the impact of potential continuing education requirements on small businesses.  

 

Committee meetings and Board meetings are open to the public. Before planning to attend a meeting, please confirm that it is being held on the Board's website: Link to Massachusetts Board of Registration

 

This web page includes resource materials about the Massachusetts Board of Registration's Continuing Professional Competency Committee, provided as public service by The Engineering Center Education Trust.  

Direct any comments or suggestions about this page to  Abbie Goodman  

 

Link to Massachusetts Board of Registration

 

 Map of US States:  Status of Professional Engineering - Continuing Professional Development 
(January 2015) - Update by TECET

 

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 Map of US States: Status of Professional Land Surveying - Continuing Professional Development 
(January 2015) - Update by TECET
 

 

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 States With Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers - Including year requirement took effect

(Posted with permission from ASCE) 

 

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 NSPE State-by-State Summary of Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers
-- as of March 2014
 

 

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 Link to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 13, Section 45

-- as of January 2015

 

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 Link to NCEES Licensing Boards

 

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 2009 Recommendation of TECET Education Task Force

- As Drafted by Representatives of ACEC/MA, BSCES, MALSCE, MSPE

 

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 ASCE Continuing Education State Issue Brief 

(Posted with permission from ASCE)

 

 

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 Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements for Licensed Civil Engineers - Article from ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

January 2015, Vol. 141, No. 1  (Posted with permission from ASCE) 

 

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 ASCE continuing education white paper from 2012

(Posted with permission from ASCE)

 

 

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 Mission Statement of MA Board of Registration of Professional

Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Mandatory Continuing Education Committee

(As presented at the January 13, 2015 Committee Meeting)

 

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 Mission Statement of MA Board of Registration of Professional

Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Mandatory Continuing Education Committee

(As presented at the January 13, 2015 Committee Meeting)

 

General Laws Chapter 13, Sector 45 authorizes the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors ("the Board") to establish continuing education requirements for liicensees. As of this date, the Board has not imposed the requirement of continuing education on licensees.  However, the Board does plan to consider in upcoming months whether the public safety warrants the establishment of continuing educaiton requirements for professional engineers and professional land surveyors.

 

To assist the Board in determining whether continuing education should be a requirement for renewal of licensees, the Board is creating a Committee on Mandatory Continuing Education (the CE Committee"). The CE Committee is charged with gathering information relevant to continuing education in the engineering and land surveying professions, including, but not limited to whether there is a current need for continuing education of licensees, and the benefits, effectiveness, cost and burden associated with continuing education requirements.

 

Based on the information gathered, the CE Committee should issue a report to the Board outlining the significant factors that the Board should consider as part of its continuing education discussions and setting forth the Committee's recommendations on whether continuing education should be required as a condition of license renewal and if yes, how many credits, whether online courses should be acceptable, what subject matter should be considered acceptable content and/or required content, general standards for such courses and any other recommendations.

 

As a Committee of the Board, the Committee is required to post notice of its meetings and maintain minutes and records in compliance with the state open meeting law.  The Committee should provide a brief update on its progress to the Board within six months after its next meeting.

 

The Committee is comprised of the following individuals:

 

Dennis Drumm, PLS

Peter Hale, PLS

Paul Tyrell, PE, PLS

Daniel Carron, PE       

 

Curious about the work of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors?  We have several years of their Board meeting minutes posted to keep you up to date on their work.

 

Link to the minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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