N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-10.1

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 13, July 1, 2024
Section 13:40-10.1 - Issuance of certificates of authorization
(a) Upon review and approval by the Board of a completed application, the Board shall issue a certificate of authorization to a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation, other than a professional service corporation established pursuant to the Professional Service Corporation Act, P.L. 1969, c. 232 (14A:17-1 et seq.), if the LLC or corporation meets the following requirements:
1. At least one of the LLC's or corporation's officers or full-time employees is a licensed professional engineer and/or professional land surveyor in this State who shall be in responsible charge of the professional services rendered by the LLC or corporation; or
2. The LLC or corporation has entered into a written contract with a New Jersey licensed professional engineer or professional land surveyor pursuant to 13:40-10.3.
(b) In applying for a certificate of authorization, an applicant shall submit to the Board:
1. A completed application form designated by the Board, which shall include, at a minimum, the following:
i. The name and address of the LLC or corporation and its satellite offices;
ii. The names, addresses, license numbers and signatures of all officers, board members, directors, principals and any licensees who shall be in responsible charge of the practice of professional engineering and/or professional land surveying through the LLC or corporation;
iii. The names, addresses, license numbers, and amount and percentage of ownership interest of the LLC or corporation of persons who are licensees of the Board or who are closely allied professionals;
iv. The names, addresses, and amount and percentage of ownership interest of the LLC or corporation of persons who are not licensees of the Board nor closely allied professionals; and
v. The name and address of the LLC's or corporation's registered agent for service of process in New Jersey;
2. A certified copy of the Certificate of Formation or Incorporation for an LLC or corporation created in this State or, for an LLC or corporation created outside New Jersey, a certified copy of a Certificate of Authority issued by the Division of Revenue in the New Jersey Department of Treasury and a certified copy of the Certificate of Formation or Incorporation, or its equivalent, issued by the home state;
3. A copy of the most current annual report filed with the Division of Revenue in the New Jersey Department of Treasury;
4. If appropriate, a copy of the signed contract entered into pursuant to 13:40-10.3; and
5. The certificate fee as set forth in 13:40-6.1.
(c) The certificate of authorization shall designate all New Jersey licensees who are in responsible charge of the professional engineering and/or professional land surveying activities and decisions of the LLC or corporation. All final drawings, papers and documents involving the practice of professional engineering and/or professional land surveying, when issued by the LLC or corporation or filed for public record, shall be signed and sealed by the New Jersey licensee who is in responsible charge of the work.
(d) The LLC or corporation that has been issued a certificate of authorization and its licensees who are in responsible charge of the professional engineering and/or professional land surveying activities and decisions of the LLC or corporation have a continuing duty to inform the Board within 30 days of any change in the information that was provided to the Board as required pursuant to (b) above, including a copy of each annual report filed with the Division of Revenue.
(e) Misrepresentation of any information provided to the Board or failure to provide updated information as required under (d) above may result in the suspension of the certificate of authority and/or may be deemed to be professional misconduct of the licensees found to be in responsible charge of the professional engineering and/or professional land surveying activities and decisions of the LLC or corporation.
(f) Failure by a licensee in responsible charge to render regular and effective supervision pursuant to 13:40-9.1 shall constitute professional misconduct.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-10.1

Amended by 52 N.J.R. 46(a), effective 1/6/2020