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Alabama Ethics, Rules, and Laws for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

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1. To qualify as an engineer or professional engineer:
A person only needs to be graduated from an accredited engineering school.
A person who, by reason of his or her special knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by engineering education and engineering experience, is qualified to practice engineering as hereinafter defined and has been licensed by the board as a professional engineer.
2. To qualify as a land surveyor or professional land surveyor:
A person needs to finish an accredited land surveying school .
A person who has been duly licensed as a professional land surveyor by the board established under this chapter, and who is a professional specialist in the technique of measuring land, is educated in the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences, the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence and all requisites for surveying of real property, and is qualified to practice land surveying as defined in subdivision (8).
3. Any person shall be construed to practice or offer to practice engineering or land surveying, within the meaning and intent of this chapter, who offers to or does as a profession practice any branch of engineering or land surveying; or who by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card or in any other way represents himself or herself to be a professional engineer or a professional land surveyor, or through the use of some other title implies that he or she is a professional engineer or a professional land surveyor; or who represents himself or herself as able to perform or who does perform any engineering or land surveying service or work or any other service designated by the practitioner which is recognized as engineering or land surveying.
Whoever is in charge of paying the company or operation bills.
Direct control and personal supervision of engineering work or land surveying work.
5. Every firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity which performs or offers to perform engineering or land surveying services _______ a resident licensed professional engineer or land surveyor in responsible charge of the engineering or land surveying work for each separate office or branch office in which engineering or land surveying services are performed or offered to be performed.
Shall have
May have
6. It shall be unlawful for the state or any of its departments, boards or agencies or any county, municipality or political subdivision or any department, board or agency of any county, municipality or political subdivision to engage in the construction of any public work involving the practice of engineering unless the engineering drawings, plans, specifications and estimates have been prepared by and the construction executed under the direct supervision of a professional engineer; provided, that nothing in this chapter shall be held to apply to any public work wherein the expenditures for the complete project of which the work is a part does not exceed ___________.
7. Any person who shall practice, offer to practice, or hold himself or herself out as qualified to practice engineering or land surveying in this state or use in connection with his or her name or otherwise assume, use, or advertise any title or description including, but not limited to, the term engineer, engineers, engineering, or professional engineer, professional engineers, or professional engineering, or land surveyor, land surveyors, land surveying, or professional land surveyor, professional land surveyors, or professional land surveying, without being licensed or exempted in accordance with this chapter, or any person presenting or attempting to use as his or her own the certificate of licensure or the seal or facsimile thereof of another, or permitting his or her own certificate of licensure, seal or facsimile thereof to be used by another person, or any person who shall give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the board or to any member thereof in obtaining, or attempting to obtain a certificate of licensure, or any person who shall falsely impersonate any other licensee of like or different name, or any person who shall attempt to use an expired, suspended, surrendered, or revoked certificate of licensure, or any person who shall violate this chapter, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and punished as provided by law. Each day of the violation shall be a separate offense.
8. By having an engineering or land surveying degree from an Accredited college or school, you can perform the following.

  1. Engaging in the practice or offer to practice of engineering or land surveying in this jurisdiction without being licensed in accordance with this chapter.
  2. Using or employing the words "engineer," "engineering," "land surveyor," "land surveying," or any modification or derivative thereof in its name or form of business activity, except as authorized in this chapter.
9. In addition to any other provisions of law, the board may enter an order assessing a civil penalty against any non-licensed person, corporation, or other entity found guilty by the board of, but not limited to, the following violations of this chapter.

  • (3) Presenting or attempting to use the certificate of licensure or the seal of another licensed engineer or licensed land surveyor.
  • (4) Giving false or forged evidence of any kind to the board or a member of the board in obtaining or attempting to obtain a certificate of licensure.
  • (5) Falsely impersonating another licensed engineer or licensed land surveyor of like or different name.
  • (6) Using or attempting to use a revoked or non-existent certificate of licensure.
    • (b) The board shall determine the amount of the civil penalty which shall be paid to the State General Fund. The amount shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each and every separate offense.
    • (c) Before issuing an order under this section, the board shall provide the person written notice and the opportunity to request, within 30 days of notice by the board, a hearing on the record.
    • (d) Pursuant to the proceedings under this section, the board may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the disclosure of evidence, and may request the Attorney General to bring an action to enforce a subpoena.
    • (e) A person aggrieved by the levy of a civil penalty under this section may file an appeal to the Circuit Court of Montgomery County exclusively for judicial review of the penalty within 30 days notwithstanding the Administrative Procedure Act. Unless an appeal is taken, or the penalty paid, the order of the board imposing the civil penalty shall become a judgment.
    • (f) If a person fails to pay a civil penalty within 30 days after entry of an order pursuant to subsection (a) or if the order is stayed pending an appeal, within 10 days after the court enters a final judgment in favor of the board of an order appealed pursuant to subsection (e), the board shall notify the Attorney General. The Attorney General may commence a civil action to recover the amount of the penalty, plus attorney’s fees and costs.
    • (g) The cost to the board of the action shall paid by the respondent if found in violation.
10. Each professional engineering member of the Board shall be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Alabama, and must hold an unexpired certificate of professional engineer licensure in Alabama that is in active status. The member must have a record of the lawful practice of engineering as a licensed professional engineer for at least _______
10 years
12 years
11. The term "a graduate of an approved engineering curriculum" shall mean a graduate of a baccalaureate engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at the time of graduation or within a two year period of graduation. This term shall also mean a graduate of a master or doctoral degree program offered by a school or college of engineering offering at least one EAC/ABET baccalaureate engineering program provided the school or college of engineering has petitioned the Board for approval for this degree and the Board has granted this approval. This term shall also mean a graduate of an EAC/ABET accredited master’s degree.
12. Upon approval of licensure by the Board, licensees will be advised that they should secure an official seal which shall be applied to all drawings, specifications, reports, and other engineering or land surveying documents prepared by or under the direct control and personal supervision of the licensees.
13. The seals to be used by the licensees are to be circular in form and with copy of the design to be furnished each new licensee.
not less than 2 inches nor greater than 4 inches in diameter
not less than 1 5/8 inches nor greater than 2 inches in diameter
14. Seals obtained prior to the adoption of this rule and which are in conformance with prior Board rules are acceptable.
15. Rubber stamps and computer generated seals identical in size, design, and content with the approved seals _______ used by the licensee.
May not be
May be
16. Drawings, reports, or documents that are signed using a digital signature, as defined in 330-X-.02(10), shall contain authentication procedures.
17. Licensees who list their occupation as Retired or Inactive on the Board approved renewal form and who certify that they are not currently practicing engineering or land surveying ________ exempt from the professional development hours required. In the event such a person elects to return to active practice of professional engineering or professional land surveying, to include reinstating a lapsed license, professional development hours must be earned for each year exempted not to exceed the annual requirement for two years before the person returns to active practice. The hours required for reinstatement are to bring the license to active status. When the reinstated license renewal is due, the licensee will also be required to obtain the professional development hours for the renewal period.
Shall be
Shall not be