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New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Rules, Laws and Ethics


Quiz Questions

1.In order to safeguard life, health and property, and promote the public welfare, any person practicing or offering to practice professional engineering or professional land surveying in this State shall hereafter be required to submit evidence that he is qualified so to practice and shall be licensed as hereinafter provided.
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2. No corporation, firm, partnership or association shall use or assume a name involving the word "engineers" or "engineering" or any modification or derivative of such terms, unless an executive officer, if a corporation, or a member, if a firm, partnership or association, shall be a licensed professional engineer of the State of New Jersey.
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3.No corporation, firm, partnership or association shall use or assume a name involving the words "surveyors," "land surveyors," "surveying," or "land surveying," or any modification or derivative of such terms, unless an executive officer, if a corporation, or a member, if a firm, partnership, or association, shall be a licensed land surveyor of the State of New Jersey.
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4.Any one with an engineering or land surveying degree can practice engineering or land surveying in the state of New jersey and call him or herself an engineer or land surveyor respectably
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5.The term "responsible charge" as used in this chapter shall mean the rendering of regular and effective supervision by a competent professional engineer or land surveyor to those individuals performing services which directly and materially affect the quality and competence of the professional services rendered by the licensee.
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6.A licensee engaged in any of the following acts or practices shall be deemed not to have rendered regular and effective supervision:

  1. The regular and continuous absence from principal office premises from which professional services are rendered, except for performance of field work or presence in a field office maintained exclusively for a specific project;
  2. The failure to personally inspect or review the work of subordinates where necessary and appropriate;
  3. The rendering of a limited, cursory or perfunctory review of plans or projects in lieu of an appropriate detailed review;
  4. The failure to personally be available on a reasonable basis or with adequate advance notice for consultation and inspection where circumstances require personal availability.
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7.The term "joint committee" shall mean the Joint Committee of Architects and Engineers established pursuant to the "Building Design Services Act," P.L.1989, c.277 (C.45:4B-1 et seq.).
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8.The term "closely allied professional" as used in this chapter shall mean and is limited to licensed architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, and professional planners.
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9.The term "certificate of authorization" shall mean a certificate issued by the board pursuant to this amendatory and supplementary act.
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10.In order to qualify as a professional engineer which one of the following would be the right qualification.

a. Graduation from a board approved curriculum in engineering of four years or more; a specific record of an additional four years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board, and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work; and successfully passing all parts of the written examination

b. Graduation from a board approved curriculum in engineering technology of four years or more; a specific record of an additional six years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board, and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work; and successfully passing all parts of the written examination.

c. Graduation from a board approved curriculum in engineering or engineering technology of four years or more; a specific record of an additional 15 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work; and successfully passing the specialized portion of the written examination which is designated as Part P;

d. A certificate of registration, issued by any state or territory or possession of the United States, or of any country, may, in the discretion of the board, be accepted as minimum evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is qualified for registration as a professional engineer; provided that the minimum requirements for examination and license by the issuing agency in effect at the time of application to the issuing agency, which the applicant satisfied in order to qualify for examination by that issuing agency, are at least comparable to those same minimum requirements of the board which were in effect in this State at that time; and provided that the applicant has not failed any portion of a nationally administered, two-day examination, required by the board, that was taken in order to receive licensure by the issuing agency.

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b
c and d
Either one, a or b, or c, or d would qualify
11.As a land surveyor which one of the following is the right qualification?

a. (i) Until December 31, 1990, successful completion of a board approved program in surveying in a school or college approved by the board as of satisfactory standing; an additional four years or more of experience in land surveying work of a character satisfactory to the board and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work; and successfully passing a written examination; or (ii) Effective January 1, 1991, graduation from a board approved curriculum in surveying of four years or more; an additional three years or more of experience in land surveying work of a character satisfactory to the board and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of that work; and successfully passing all parts of the written examination

b. Until December 31, 1990, successfully passing a written examination in surveying prescribed by the board; and a specific record of six years or more of experience in land surveying work of a character satisfactory to the board and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work.

c. A certificate of registration, issued by any state or territory or possession of the United States, or of any country, may, in the discretion of the board, be accepted as minimum evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is qualified for registration as a land surveyor; provided that the minimum requirements for examination and license by the issuing agency in effect at the time of application to the issuing agency, which the applicant satisfied in order to qualify for examination by that issuing agency, are at least comparable to those same minimum requirements of the board which were in effect in this State at that time; and provided that the issuing agency attests to the licensing criteria at the time of the applicant’s original licensure in that jurisdiction, and the applicant receives a passing grade on the New Jersey specific portion of the current land surveying examination and any portions of a nationally administered two-day examination required by the board not already passed by the applicant.

a (i) (ii)
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c
Either one: a(i) (ii) or b, or c would qualify
12.The board may, in its discretion, waive requirements for continuing professional competency in land surveying on an individual basis for reasons of hardship such as illness or disability, service in the armed forces of the United States of America, retirement of the license, or other good cause.
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13.The board shall not require completion of land surveying continuing professional competency credits for initial registration.
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14.Any person who fails to complete the continuing professional competency requirements established pursuant to section 1 of this act shall be liable to a civil penalty of not more than $500 or additional hours of continuing professional competency in land surveying, or both, as imposed by the board, for a first offense. A second or subsequent offense by a licensee shall be considered professional misconduct pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1938, c.342 (C.45:8-27 et seq.) and P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-14 et seq.).
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15. The board shall allow a land surveyor to carry over a maximum of 8 continuing professional competency credits to the next biennial certification period.
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16.Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of P.L.1993, c.39 (C.45:8-35.2) and section 1 of this act, the board shall require each person licensed as both a professional engineer and a land surveyor, as a condition for biennial certification, to complete not less than 36 credits of continuing professional competency relating to the practice of professional engineering and land surveying, with not less than 12 credits to be completed in professional engineering and not less than 12 credits to be completed in land surveying.
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17.The board shall allow a professional engineer to carry over a maximum of 12 continuing professional competency credits to the next biennial licensure period.
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18.The following shall be exempted from the provisions of this chapter: (1) A person not a resident of and having no established place of business in this State, practicing or offering to practice herein professional engineering or land surveying within the meaning and intent of this chapter, when such practice does not exceed in the aggregate 30 consecutive days in any calendar year; provided, such person is legally qualified by license to practice said professional engineering or land surveying in any State or country in which the requirements and qualifications for a certificate of license are at least comparable to those specified in this chapter. However, no final plans or reports may be submitted under this provision.
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19.Certificate and seal of licensed engineer, surveyor or architect on plans and specifications on public work;

No department, institution, commission, board or body of the State Government, or any political subdivision thereof, being the depository or having the custody of any plan or specification involving professional engineering, shall receive or file any such plan or specification unless there is affixed thereto the seal of a professional engineer licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, or the seal of a registered architect thereon nor receive or file any plan involving land surveying unless there is affixed thereto the seal of a land surveyor licensed pursuant to this chapter.
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20.The certificate of authorization shall designate a New Jersey licensee or licensees who are in responsible charge of the engineering or land surveying activities and decisions of the corporation. All final drawings, papers or documents involving the practice of engineering or the practice of land surveying, when issued by the corporation or filed for public record, shall be signed and sealed by the New Jersey licensee who is in responsible charge of the work.
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False