N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.6

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 12, June 17, 2024
Section 13:40-2.6 - Credit towards licensure or certification for education, training, and experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces
(a) An applicant who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States (Armed Forces) and who does not meet all of the training, education, and experience requirements for licensure or certificate of registration under this subchapter may apply to the Board for recognition of the applicant's training, education, or experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces, which the Board shall consider, together with any training, education, and experience obtained outside of the Armed Forces, for determining substantial equivalence to the training, education, and experience required for licensure or certificate of registration, as appropriate.
(b) The Board shall issue a license or certificate of registration, as appropriate, to the applicant, if the applicant presents evidence to the Board that:
1. The applicant has been honorably discharged from active military service;
2. The relevant training, experience, and education the applicant has received in the military, together with any education, training, and experience obtained outside of the Armed Forces, is substantially equivalent in scope and character to the training, experience, and education required for licensure or certification under this subchapter.
i. An applicant seeking credit for military training and experience shall submit to the Board, the applicant's Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) Document, DD Form 2586.
ii. An applicant seeking credit for education courses and/or training completed while in the military who does not hold a degree from an engineering or land surveying program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. shall submit to a credential evaluation service approved by the Board or to a credential evaluation service chosen by the applicant, which the Board will have the discretion to accept, a Joint Services Transcript of his or her education and training for a determination that the education courses and/or training completed are substantially equivalent in level, scope, and intent to an ABET, Inc. accredited program. For the purpose of determining substantial equivalence of the applicant's military education and/or training, the Board shall consider only those courses and/or training relevant to the practice of engineering or land surveying, as applicable, that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education for substantial equivalence to civilian postsecondary curricula; and
3. The applicant complies with all other requirements for licensure or certification under this subchapter, as appropriate, including, but not limited to, successful completion of any examination or examinations required for licensure or certification.
i. An applicant who formerly served in the Armed Forces may satisfy the requirement for verification of education, examination, and/or experience by submitting to the Board an NCEES record as proof. An applicant may also submit an EIT or LSIT certificate to demonstrate education and/or passage of the Fundamentals of Engineering or Fundamentals in Land Surveying examination.
(c) An applicant shall be responsible for providing timely and complete evidence of the education, training, and experience gained in the military for review and consideration.
(d) If the applicant's military training, education, and experience, or a portion thereof, is deemed not to be substantially equivalent to that required for licensure or certificate of registration, as appropriate, the Board shall credit whatever portion of the military training, education, and experience that is substantially equivalent towards meeting the requirements under this subchapter for the issuance of the license or certificate of registration.
(e) Satisfactory evidence of such education, training, and experience shall be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.6

Amended by 47 N.J.R. 801(a), effective 4/20/2015.
Adopted by 52 N.J.R. 46(a), effective 1/6/2020