State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors: News

 

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - June 12, 2020

The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (Board) held a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider the permanent adoption of the proposed changes to multiple existing Board Rules in compliance with section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S., which mandates a regularly scheduled review of the rules to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of its rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.

Draft Rules

  • A copy of the Notice, and the draft rules in both a "redline" version (to identify the changes) and a "clean" version (for easy readability) are available for download

Hearing Information

  • Friday, June 12, 2020, at 9:15 A.M.

Ways to Participate

  • ATTENDANCE VIA WEBINAR ONLY: Register Here
  • Submit Comments: Oral comments will be taken from participants who are present via webinar. If you cannot virtually attend the hearing or wish to make written comments rather than speaking, you may email your written comments to: dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us. We will accept public comments up until the date of the Hearing. However, to provide the Board with adequate time for review and consideration, we ask that you submit your comments as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, June 4, 2020. 

Hearing Format

Stakeholder input will be limited to discussions on the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to help the Board determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed. All written and oral comments will be provided to the Board for consideration prior to the permanent rulemaking hearing. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input, please send them to dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us.  

 

 

Reminder: Updated process for PLS, PE licensure

Those individuals who have submitted complete applications and passed their Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) exam should now have active licenses.

The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) has approved those applicants who have adhered to the new process and passed the exam.

Colorado candidates for licensure may now test prior to submitting their application. This change to a pre-testing model was initiated in order to streamline the approval process. It is designed to accomplish this by removing a previous step that required applicants to first obtain approval from the respective boards to take the exam rather than take the test directly.

Once an applicant has tested, he or she needs to submit an application and provide their National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying (NCEES) number to DPO, which then obtains the test scores and begins processing these applications.

Applicants should be aware, if they are not already, that this process change was instituted this year. This change was communicated via email to licensees, but there are indications that some applicants may have been unaware of the newly implemented approach.