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Rule 4733-39-05 | Certificate of authorization.


(A) A "Certificate of Authorization" shall be issued by this board to all firms, partnerships, associations, limited liability companies or corporations which meet the requirements of Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code and pay the appropriate fee.

(B) The state board of registration for professional engineers and surveyors may issue a temporary certificate of authorization for a firm that has filed an application with the board and has paid the required fee. The temporary certificate of authorization shall continue only for the time the board requires for consideration of the certificate of authorization application, provided the firm is legally qualified to offer and provide engineering or surveying in Ohio.

(C) If there is any change in the identity of any of the persons designated as being in responsible charge of the professional engineering or professional surveying activities and decisions of an entity holding a "Certificate of Authorization" under Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code, the board shall be notified per rule 4733-39-04 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A new "Certificate of Authorization" shall be required in the following situations:

(1) Upon the change of the name of any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or professional association holding a "Certificate of Authorization" performing engineering or surveying services in this state.

(2) Upon the failure of any holders of a "Certificate of Authorization" to renew the "Certificate of Authorization" within twelve months of the expiration date.

(E) A "Certificate of Authorization" shall authorize the firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation to provide the professional service for which they are qualified for the biennial renewal period. A renewal will be required at the end of the biennial renewal period. The "Certificate of Authorization" renewal letter shall indicate the professional service or services the business enterprise is authorized to provide.

(F) Any firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation offering the services of professional engineering and/or professional surveying shall post the current "Certificate of Authorization" issued by this board conspicuously in its place of business where the public can readily examine said certificate.

Last updated July 27, 2022 at 7:56 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4733.07
Amplifies: 4733.16
Five Year Review Date: 7/27/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 4/15/1983, 4/15/1985, 5/1/1995, 11/1/2003