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Illinois Board of Professional Engineers Rules, Laws and Ethics


Quiz Questions

1.The practice of professional engineering in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared that the practice of professional engineering as defined in this Act merits the confidence of the public, and that only qualified persons shall be authorized to engage in the practice of professional engineering in the State of Illinois.
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2. Any degreed engineer can call him or herself an "engineer" and offer engineering services to the public.
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3.Negligence in the practice of professional engineering" means the failure to exercise that degree of reasonable professional skill, judgment and diligence normally rendered by professional engineers in the practice of professional engineering.
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4."Professional engineering practice" means the consultation on, conception, investigation, evaluation, planning, and design of, and selection of materials to be used in, administration of construction contracts for, or site observation of, an engineering system or facility, where such consultation, conception, investigation, evaluation, planning, design, selection, administration, or observation requires extensive knowledge of engineering laws, formulae, materials, practice, and construction methods. A person shall be construed to practice or offer to practice professional engineering, within the meaning and intent of this Act, who practices, or who, by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or any other way, is represented to be a professional engineer, or through the use of the initials "P.E." or the title "engineer" or any of its derivations or some other title implies licensure as a professional engineer, or holds himself out as able to perform any service which is recognized as professional engineering practice.
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5.A building permit for a building that requires a fire suppression system shall not be issued without the submission of a technical submission prepared and sealed by a licensed design professional. Fire protection system layout documents do not require an engineering seal if prepared by a technician who holds a valid NICET level 3 or 4 certification in fire protection technology, automatic sprinkler system layout.
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6.Every professional engineer shall have a seal or stamp, the print of which shall be reproducible and contain the name of the professional engineer, the professional engineer’s license number, and the words "Licensed Professional Engineer of Illinois". Any reproducible stamp heretofore authorized under the laws of this state for use by a professional engineer, including those with the words "Registered Professional Engineer of Illinois", shall serve the same purpose as the seal provided for by this Act. The engineer shall be responsible for his seal and signature as defined by rule. When technical submissions are prepared utilizing a computer or other electronic means, the seal may be generated by the computer. Signatures generated by computer shall not be permitted.
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7.The professional engineer who has contract responsibility shall seal a cover sheet of the technical submissions, and those individual portions of the technical submissions for which the professional engineer is legally and professionally responsible. The professional engineer practicing as the support design professional shall seal those individual portions of technical submissions for which the professional engineer is legally and professionally responsible.
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8.Any person whose license has expired or whose license is on inactive status may have such license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of that person’s fitness to have such license restored, which may include sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department and by paying the required restoration fee. If the person has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction satisfactory to the Department, the Board shall determine, by an evaluation program established by rule, the person’s fitness to resume active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated experience and may require successful completion of the principles and practice examination.
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9.However, any person whose license expired while that person was (1) in Federal Service on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, or the State Militia called into service or training, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have such license renewed or restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees if, within 2 years after honorable termination of such service, training, or education, except under conditions other than honorable, the Department is furnished with satisfactory evidence that the person has been so engaged and has maintained professional competence and that such service, training or education has been so terminated.
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10.The use of the title "Professional Engineer, Retired" shall not constitute representation of current licensure. Any person without an active license shall not be permitted to practice engineering as defined in this Act.
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11.Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed during the 3 year time frame, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
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12.Any sole proprietorship not owned and operated by an Illinois licensed design professional licensed under this Act shall be prohibited from offering professional engineering services to the public.
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13.Any sole proprietorship owned and operated by a professional engineer with an active license issued under this Act and conducting or transacting such business under an assumed name in accordance with the provisions of the Assumed Business Name Act shall comply with the registration requirements of a professional design firm.
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14.Any sole proprietorship owned and operated by a professional engineer with an active license issued under this Act and conducting or transacting such business under the real name of the sole proprietor is exempt from the registration requirements of a professional design firm. "Illinois licensed design professional" means a person who holds an active license as a professional engineer under this Act, as an architect under the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, or as a structural engineer under the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
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15.Any professional design firm seeking to be registered pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall not be registered unless one or more managing agents in charge of professional engineering activities in this State are designated by the professional design firm. Each managing agent must at all times maintain a valid, active license to practice professional engineering in Illinois.
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