N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.15

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 12, June 17, 2024
Section 13:40-2.15 - Biennial license renewal; license suspension; reinstatement of suspended license; inactive status
(a) All licenses issued by the Board shall be issued for a biennial license period. A licensee who seeks renewal of the license shall submit prior to the expiration date of the license a completed renewal application, the renewal fee as set forth in 13:40-6.1 and:
1. In the case of a land surveyor, a statement that the licensee has successfully completed the continuing competency requirements pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-11; or
2. In the case of an engineer, a statement that the licensee has successfully completed the continuing competency requirements pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-13.
(b) The Board shall send a notice of renewal to each licensee at the address registered with the Board at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the license. If the notice to renew is not sent at least 60 days prior to the expiration date, no monetary penalties or fines shall apply to the licensee for failure to renew.
(c) If a licensee does not renew the license prior to its expiration date, the licensee may renew the license within 30 days of its expiration by submitting a completed renewal application, the renewal fee, and late fee as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-6.1, and, in the case of a land surveyor, a statement that the licensee has successfully completed the continuing competency requirements pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-11 and in the case of an engineer, a statement that the licensee has successfully completed the continuing competency requirements pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-13. During this 30-day period, the license shall be valid, and the licensee shall not be deemed to be engaged in unauthorized practice.
(d) A license that is not renewed within 30 days of its expiration shall be automatically suspended. An individual with a suspended license who holds himself or herself out as a professional engineer or a professional land surveyor shall be in violation of 45:8-27 and 13:40-3.1.
(e) A licensee whose license has been automatically suspended for five years or less for failure to renew pursuant to (d) above may be reinstated by the Board upon completion of the following:
1. Payment of the reinstatement fee and all past delinquent biennial renewal fees as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-6.1;
2. Submission of an affidavit of employment listing each job held during the period of suspended license which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer and a listing of every project and report that was signed and sealed by the licensee; and
3. Submission of proof of completion of the continuing competency for each biennial licensure period for which the license was suspended.
(f) In addition to fulfilling the requirements set forth in (e) above, a licensee whose license has been automatically suspended for more than five years who wishes to return to practice shall reapply for licensure and shall demonstrate that he or she has maintained proficiency. An applicant who fails to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained proficiency while suspended may be subject to an examination or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reinstatement of his or her license.
(g) Renewal applications shall provide the licensee with the option of either active or inactive status. A licensee electing inactive status shall pay the inactive license fee set forth in 13:40-6.1 and shall not hold himself or herself out as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor, as the case may be.
(h) A licensee who elected inactive status and has been on inactive status for five years or less may be reactivated by the Board upon completion of the following:
1. Payment of the biennial license fee and reactivation fee pursuant to 13:40-6.1;
2. Submission of an affidavit of employment listing each job held during the period the license was on inactive status which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer and a listing of every project and report that was signed and sealed by the licensee; and
3. Submission of proof of completion of the continuing competency required for each biennial licensure period for which the licensee was on inactive status.
(i) In addition to fulfilling the requirements set forth in (h) above, a licensee whose license has been on inactive status for more than five years who wishes to return to active status shall reapply for licensure and shall demonstrate that he or she has maintained proficiency. An applicant who fails to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained proficiency while on inactive status may be subject to an examination or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reinstatement of his or her license.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.15