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09.23.06 - Board for Professional Engineers - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 1,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018

Subtitle 23 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

09.23.06 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements

Business Occupations and Professions Article,§14-314, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[17-216-F]

On December 14, 2017, the Board for Professional Engineers adopted amendments to Regulations .02.—.05, the repeal of existing Regulations .06, .07, .16, and .17, new Regulation .06, amendments to and the recodification of existing Regulations .08—.11 and .13—.15 to be Regulations .07—.10 and .12—.14, respectively, and the recodification of existing Regulation .12 to be Regulation .11 under COMAR 09.23.06 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 44:19 Md. R. 900—902 (September 15, 2017), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes shown below.

Effective Date: January 15, 2018.

Attorney General’s Certification

In accordance with State Government Article, §10-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Attorney General certifies that the following changes do not differ substantively from the proposed text. The nature of the changes and the basis for this conclusion are as follows:

COMAR 09.23.06.04B: Changed to correct a typographical error by bracketing §B(8).

COMAR 09.23.06.06: Based on public comment, changed the values of units in §A(4) and (5) from 3 units and 16 units to 5 units and 24 units, respectively.

.04 Qualifying Programs
  A. (proposed text unchanged)
  B. Qualifying programs shall have the following content areas:
    (1) — (5) (proposed text unchanged)
    (6) Project management, risk assessment and management, or emergency and disaster management; or
    (7) Similar topics aimed to maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice [[; or]].
    [[(8) Development of traits, skills, or behavioral patterns geared towards improved communications skills, oral and written skills, personal management skills, or other similar programs which contain a clear purpose of improving a licensee’s methods of practice or operations or advancing professionally related skill and practices as applicable to the practice of engineering.]]
  C. (proposed text unchanged)

.06 Values of Units.
  A. PDH units are earned or converted from other units of credit as follows:
    (1) — (3) (proposed text unchanged)
    (4) Each published paper or article on an engineering subject as identified in Regulation . 04 of this chapter — [[3]] 5 PDH units;
    (5) Each published book on an engineering subject — [[16]] 24 PDH units;
    (6) — (9) (proposed text unchanged)
  B. (proposed text unchanged)

STEVE LONG
Executive Director