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New York Board Laws and Rules
for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Course Outline

A licensee must get familiar with the board laws and rules in order to practice engineering properly in any state. Although the vast majority of the professional engineers practice in accordance with the board laws and rules, the New York Board often receives complaints against licensees who may have violated the regulations either knowingly or unknowingly. This course provides a review of the New York Board Laws and Rules contained in Article 145 - Education Law, Part 29 Unprofessional Conduct - Rules of the Board of Regents and Part 68 Engineering and Land Surveying - Commissioner's Regulations. In addition, brief case summaries are presented for recent violations and the disciplinary actions taken by the Board. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with:


In 2003, the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying adopted Mandatory Continuing Education Program, which requires each licensee to complete thirty-six hours of professional development (36 PDH units) during each license renewal triennium. Effective January 1, 2004 licensed professional engineers and land surveyors renewing registration of a license on or after January 1, 2005 will be required to complete continuing education requirements on a prorated basis. A Licensee is required to take continuing education courses and/or participate in continuing education activities on technical subjects or on other matters of law and/or ethics which contribute to the professional practice in engineering and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public.

Course Content

In this course, you are required to study the following document:

New York Board Laws and Rules for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (51 pages, PDF format).

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Course Summary

To safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public, licensed professionals must fully understand the Board Laws and Rules. A licensee who violates any provision of the Board Laws and Rules may be subject to disciplinary action, such as reprimand, suspension or revocation of the license in addition to fines.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.