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


Quiz Questions

1. The practice of the profession of engineering is defined as performing professional service such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design or supervision of construction or operation in connection with any utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, works, or projects wherein the safeguarding of life, health and property is concerned, when such service or work requires the application of engineering principles and data.
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2. Only a person licensed or otherwise authorized under this article shall practice engineering or use the title "professional engineer".
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3. On recommendation of the board, the department may issue a limited permit to practice engineering to an engineer not a resident of this state and having no established place of practice in this state who is legally qualified to practice as such in his own country or state and who submits satisfactory evidence of established and recognized professional standing in his own country or state and who submits satisfactory certifications as to character and qualifications from at least two licensed professional engineers, one of whom shall be a resident of this state. Such limited permit shall be issued solely in connection with the specific project for which such limited permit is granted.
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4.A firm name may be continued by employees having at least fifteen years of continuous service if the retired members and legal representatives of deceased members consent to such continuance.
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5.Every professional engineer and every land surveyor shall have a seal, approved by the board, which shall contain the name of the professional engineer and the words "Licensed Professional Engineer" or the name of the land surveyor and the words "Licensed Land Surveyor" and such other words or figures as the board may deem necessary. All plans, specifications, plats and reports relating to the construction or alteration of buildings or structures prepared by such professional engineer and all plans, specifications, plats and reports prepared by such land surveyor or by a full-time or part-time subordinate under his supervision, shall be stamped with such seal and shall also be signed, on the original with the personal signature of such professional engineer or land surveyor when filed with public officials. No official of this state, or of any city, county, town or village therein, charged with the enforcement of laws, ordinances or regulations shall accept or approve any plans or specifications that are not stamped.
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6.To all plans, specifications, plats and reports to which the seal of a professional engineer or land surveyor has been applied, there shall also be applied a stamp with appropriate wording warning that it is a violation of this law for any person, unless he is acting under the direction of a licensed professional engineer or land surveyor, to alter an item in any way. If an item bearing the seal of an engineer or land surveyor is altered, the altering engineer or land surveyor shall affix to the item his seal and the notation "altered by" followed by his signature and the date of such alteration, and a specific description of the alteration.
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7.A full-time or part-time subordinate or an EIT engineer that is working under supervision of PE engineer can change or revise drawings, specifications and engineering reports without the PE engineer knowledge or in his absence.
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8.Willful or grossly negligent failure to comply with substantial provisions of Federal, State or local laws, rules or regulations governing the practice of the profession would be considered unprofessional conduct.
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9.Being associated in a professional capacity with any project or practice known to the licensee to be fraudulent or dishonest in character, or not reporting knowledge of such fraudulence or dishonesty to the Education Department would be considered unprofessional conduct.
Unprofessional conduct
Partner in fraud
10.Failure by a licensee to maintain for at least six years all preliminary and final plans, documents, computations, records and professional evaluations prepared by the licensee, or the licensee’s employees, relating to work to which the licensee has affixed his seal and signature would be considered unprofessional conduct.
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11. Accepting any form of compensation from more than one party for services on the same project without fully disclosing the circumstances and receiving approval from all interested parties would be considered unprofessional conduct.
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12. It would be unprofessional conduct if the professional would have a substantial financial interest, without the knowledge and approval of the client or employer, in any products or in the bids or earnings of any contractor, manufacturer or supplier on work for which the professional has responsibilities.
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13.It would be unprofessional conduct accepting any form of compensation from more than one party for services on the same project without fully disclosing the circumstances and receiving approval from all interested parties.
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