Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
At the June 22 Board meeting, the Board discussed these issues:
Recommendations regarding Jurisprudence Land Surveying Exam Test Takers: the passing grade for the spring 2017 Exam was determined to be 70%. 1 of 7 PLS candidates passed the exam in the spring. The Board expressed concern about the low passing rate.
Board Counsel Sheila York presented her Legal Report:
The Board reviewed a draft Policy regarding Applicants with General Education Deficiency Evaluations. The Board adopted the Policy. The policy is expected to be posted on the Board’s webpage by July 27.
Summary of policy:
Discussion of these policies was tabled until a future meeting:
Executive Director Clinton Dick presented his Report:
Use of AACRAO as an evaluator of International Educational Credentials
AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services. AACRAO represents institutions in every part of the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges. as an evaluator of International Educational Credentials
NCEES provides evaluations of how an engineering or land surveying candidate compares to strict engineering standards.
If a candidate meets the NCEES evaluation standard, the candidate may be able to be licensed with 4 years of experience.
If an international candidate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science applies for a PE license the Board will recognize an AACRAO evaluation in some cases but may require 4 or 8 years of experience depending on the evaluation of courses.
Next Board of Registration Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors is expected to be on July 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM. This meeting is expected to include a discussion of the recommendations of the Continuing Professional Competency Committee regarding the potential implementation of regulations on mandatory continuing education in Massachusetts. TECET Webpage with more information.
Calendar of Board of Registration Meetings
Link to Minutes of past Board of Registration meetings
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