Designer permit limitation.
Ch. A-E 5 Note
Note: Chapter A-E 5 as it existed on February 28, 1987, was repealed and a new chapter A-E 5 was created effective March 1, 1987.
Authority and purpose.
The rules in this chapter are adopted under authority in ss. 15.08 (5) (b)
, Stats. The purpose of rules in this chapter is to interpret basic experience and examination requirements for obtaining a designer permit as specified in s. 443.07
A-E 5.01 History
Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374
, eff. 3-1-87.
Application for permit.
Any applicant who files an application but who does not comply with a request for information related to the application within one year from the date of the request shall file a new application and fee.
A-E 5.02 Note
Note: Applications are available upon request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
General experience requirement. A-E 5.03(1)
An applicant's experience shall demonstrate that the applicant has a working knowledge of all of the following:
Administrative codes and other relevant Wisconsin law.
Graphic techniques, including drafting and sketching.
(2) Areas of experience.
To qualify as satisfactory experience in the design of engineering systems under s. 443.07
, Stats., the experience of an applicant for a permit shall be substantially in the field or subfield for which the applicant has applied. Fields and subfield are described in s. A-E 5.06
. The experience shall be in areas of design practice designated under subs. (3)
, or other areas which, in the opinion of the board, provide the applicant with knowledge or practice at least equivalent to that which is generally acquired by experience in the areas listed. An applicant need not have experience in all areas of practice listed under subs. (3)
. However, all applicants shall have experience in those areas listed in sub. (3) (a)
. Academic coursework which provides the applicant with knowledge and skills in some of the areas of practice listed under subs. (3)
may be claimed as equivalent to experience.
(3) Required areas of experience.
All applicants shall have experience in the following areas:
Problem identification, including consideration of alternative approaches to problem solving.
Planning, including selecting a theoretical or experimental approach.
Execution of plan, including completing design calculations.
Evaluation of design solution for adherence to laws and codes and obtain approval.
(4) Other areas of experience.
Qualifying experience includes:
Definition of performance specifications and functional requirements, including materials, energy balances, and environmental considerations.
Preparation of designs, layouts, models and systems diagrams.
Preparation of bid documents, including conducting a contract evaluation.
Inspection of purchased equipment and materials for conformity specifications.
Assistance in design implementation during manufacturing or construction.
Revision of design as required including "as built" drawings and specifications.
Recording of failures, repairs and replacement of equipment.
Determination of causes of equipment, structure or schedule failures.
(5) Experience limitation.
Not more than one year of satisfactory experience may be granted for any calendar year.
A-E 5.03 History
Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374
, eff. 3-1-87; am. (2), Register, October, 1991, No. 430
, eff. 11-1-91; am. (1) (intro.) to (c), Register, January, 1999, No. 517
, eff. 2-1-99.
Written examination for designer of engineering systems; scope of examination. A-E 5.04(1)(a)(a)
The written examination in each field and subfield shall include questions and problems applying to the following basic content areas:
Graphic techniques, including drafting and sketching, reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing specifications.
The examination for a permit in the field of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems requires an applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, including ducted, piped, unitary, steam and hot water systems.
Manual, electric and pneumatic control systems, including air distribution, heat transfer, energy conservation and air changing systems.
The examination for a permit in the field of plumbing systems requires an applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
User requirements for water supply, drainage and disposal, including private septic systems.
Gaseous distribution systems, including processing piping, oxygen, air and other gases, heating and utilities.
The examination for a permit in the subfield of private sewage systems as defined in s. 145.01 (12)
, Stats., requires an applicant to demonstrate competency in:
Knowledge of applications and reports, including but not limited to soil boring and percolation reports;
Knowledge of all systems in the subfield and design of the systems; and
The examination for a permit in the field of electrical systems requires the applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
User requirements for both primary and secondary distribution, illumination, controls and switches and communication systems.
The examination for a permit in the field of fire protection systems requires the applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
User requirements for fire protection of life and property, life safety requirements, methods of fire prevention, wet and dry standpipes, use of fire retardants and fire proof materials.
(2) Requirements for entrance to examinations.
To be eligible to take a written examination for a permit as a designer of engineering systems, an applicant shall have 7 years of approved experience in specialized engineering design work, up to 4 years of which may be equivalent academic training or apprenticeship as provided in s. 443.07 (2)
(3) Application for examination.
An application for examination must be filed with the board no later than 2 months before the scheduled date for the examination.