The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 26: Professions and Occupations

Chapter 20: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

Sub-Chapter 02: Board Of Professional Engineering

26 V.S.A. § 1172. Powers and duties



§ 1172. Powers and duties

(a) The Board shall adopt rules necessary for the performance of its duties, including:

(1) a list of recognized engineering specialty disciplines;

(2) qualifications for obtaining licensure, interpreting sections 1182a and 1182b of this chapter;

(3) explanations of appeal and other significant rights given to licensees, applicants, and the public; and

(4) procedures for disciplinary and reinstatement cases.

(b) The Board shall:

(1) offer examinations to qualified applicants for licensing;

(2) use administrative services provided by the Office of Professional Regulation under 3 V.S.A. chapter 5;

(3) investigate suspected unprofessional conduct; and

(4) have general responsibility for ensuring that professional engineering services available in this State are of uniformly good quality and take suitable action, within the scope of its powers, to solve or bring public and professional attention to any problem which it finds in this area.

(c) The Board may:

(1) establish or approve continuing education programs or other methods of allowing licensees to maintain continued competency;

(2) conduct hearings;

(3) administer oaths and at the request of any party issue subpoenas;

(4) issue orders relating to discovery in the same manner as a judge under the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure, which may be enforced under 3 V.S.A. § 809b;

(5) adopt rules relating to the procedures to be followed in hearings held under this chapter;

(6) receive assistance from and refer suspected unauthorized practice to the Attorney General; and

(7) request the Attorney General to obtain injunctions to restrain unprofessional conduct. (Added 1983, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 1999, No. 52, § 11; 2013, No. 27, § 8.)