Chapter 4733-19 Application, Examination, Registration, and Annual Renewal Fees

4733-19-01 Application, examination, registration and renewal fees.

(A) The board shall establish and publish a fee schedule which will be available for all applicants and registrants.

(B) The appropriate nonrefundable application fee must accompany each examination or reexamination request.

(C) Make all checks payable to: "Treasurer, State of Ohio" and submit to the board office.

(D) If an applicant is not eligible or does not schedule for the applied examination, the application fee will be retained to cover the cost of processing the application.

(E) Unless otherwise stipulated by the board the payment of the registration fee will constitute payment of the license fee for the remainder of the licensing period in which the certificate of registration was issued. Upon successfully passing both examinations a certificate of registration will be issued by the board authorizing applicant to practice as a professional engineer or professional surveyor.

(F) A nonrefundable renewal fee for all certificates of registration is due and payable on or before December thirty-first of each licensing period for the ensuing licensing period (See section 4733.15 of the Revised Code).

(G) Use of the "UserID" and password issued for electronic renewals is solely the responsibility of the licensee to whom it is issued and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person. The licensee assumes responsibility for all entries and user of the "UserID" and password. The "UserID" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purpose of this rule.

(H) Completion of the paper application for renewal shall be signed by the licensee.

(I) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement on the renewal application form is guilty of falsification under section 4733.20 of the Revised Code.

(J) The renewal applicant shall demonstrate in a manner prescribed by the board that the applicant has met the continuing professional development requirements for the license that the applicant holds.

(K) A licensee is exempt from the continuing professional development requirement during the first calendar year of registration. Each licensee thereafter must earn fifteen hours of continuing professional development.

(L) If a registrant fails to renew a certificate of registration by December thirty-first of the licensing period, the fee to be paid for renewal after December thirty first, but within the following twelve months, shall be increased by fifty percent. A registrant who fails to renew a certificate of registration for a period greater than twelve months shall be assessed a reinstatement fee which shall equal the number of renewal fees that have not been paid multiplied by three times the current renewal fee. The registrant shall submit proof of completion of fifteen hours of continuing professional development for each lapsed year.

(M) As permitted by the provisions of section 4733.15 and section 4733.151 of the Revised Code, the board may upon request waive the payment of the renewal fees and/or the continuing professional development requirement of a registrant during the time the registrant is on active duty in connection with any branch of the armed forces of the United States.

Effective: 11/24/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/18/2008 and 11/24/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4733.07
Rule Amplifies: 4733.12 , 4733.15 , 4733.151
Prior Effective Dates: 10-15-70; 7-1-82; 10-15-82; 3-15-83; 4-15-85; 1-15-87; 4-18-88; 3-18-89; 10-22-90; 8-15-91; 11-23-91; 9-25-92; 4-30-93; 2-1-96; 11-1-03