by Abbie Goodman, MALSCE Chief of External Affairs
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Highlights of the 9/28/2023 Board of Registration Meeting
The meeting adjourned at app. 9:15 am.
Background on Continuing Education:
The draft continuing education regulations are currently under review at the Executive Office of Administration and Finance. They are proposed changes to 250 CMR, which ACEC/MA, BSCES, MALSCE and other associations support, as a public safety matter.
Most state licensing boards require licensed engineers and surveyors to meet a continuing professional competency (CPC) requirement to renew their licenses.
They mandate continuing education to keep these design professionals current with statutes and regulations that impact their professional practice and ultimately impact the health, safety, and welfare of consumers as well as clients that are designing and building public and private infrastructure.
The proposed changes to 250 CMR would implement mandatory continuing education requirements that are significantly less than many states.
The Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors did not want to make CPCs more complex than what New Hampshire has in place today, but they do want to make sure these professionals are staying current to protect both consumers and owners/clients.
The Board also wants to weed out unlicensed practice and fraudulent use of PE and PLS stamps by others, as we discussed.
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