PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS
54-1219. Comity licensure — Fee. The board, upon application therefor and the payment of a fee of not to exceed a maximum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150), may issue a license as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor to any person who holds a license issued to the applicant by the proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or of a foreign country, provided that, in the opinion of the board, the applicant possesses the education, experience and examination credentials, or their equivalents, that were specified in the applicable licensing chapter in effect in this state at the time such license was issued, provided that a professional land surveyor applicant must successfully pass a land surveying examination as prepared and administered by the board, and provided such state, territory, possession or country will license, without examination and upon substantially the same condition, to applicants holding licenses issued by the board under this chapter. In the event the applicant has been licensed and has practiced as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor in another jurisdiction for a minimum of eight (8) years, has no outstanding disciplinary action, and is in good standing under a licensing system which, in the opinion of the board, maintains substantially equivalent professional standards as required under this chapter, the board may, in its discretion, waive the requirement for satisfaction of prescriptive credentials in education and examination. The board may postpone acting on an application for a license by comity if disciplinary or criminal action related to the applicant’s practice has been taken or is pending in any other jurisdiction.
[54-1219, added 1939, ch. 231, sec. 19, p. 516; am. 1957, ch. 234, sec. 11, p. 547; am. 1961, ch. 258, sec. 8, p. 422; am. 1970, ch. 95, sec. 4, p. 238; am. 1978, ch. 170, sec. 15, p. 384; am. 1984, ch. 254, sec. 4, p. 608; am. 1986, ch. 140, sec. 17, p. 390; am. 1990, ch. 192, sec. 8, p. 431; am. 1996, ch. 357, sec. 15, p. 1199; am. 2003, ch. 15, sec. 3, p. 48; am. 2008, ch. 378, sec. 16, p. 1040; am. 2012, ch. 24, sec. 3, p. 81.]