A-E 5.04(2) (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), Stats.
A-E 5.04(3) (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.
A-E 5.04 Note Note: An otherwise qualified applicant with a disability shall be provided with reasonable accommodations.
A-E 5.04(4) (4)Examination and refund fees. The fee for a designer examination and requirements for refund of fees are specified in s. 440.05, Stats., and ch. SPS 4.
A-E 5.04(5) (5)Time, date and site of examinations. The examinations shall be held at a time, date and site specified by the board.
A-E 5.04(6) (6)Grading of written examinations. The passing scores set by the board represent the minimum competency required to protect public health and safety. An applicant's experience rating is not considered by the board in grading the applicant's written examination.
A-E 5.04(7) (7)Reexamination procedure. An applicant for a designer examination who fails an examination or any part of an examination may retake any part of the examination failed at a regularly-scheduled administration of the examination. If an applicant fails to pass on reexamination of the parts failed, or the current examination parts equivalent to the parts failed, within 4 years from the date of receipt of the results of the first failure of the examination or any part of the examination, the applicant is required to take and pass the entire examination. If the applicant retakes the entire examination, the applicant shall pay the original examination fee under s. 440.05 (1), Stats. The board shall determine which parts of a current examination are equivalent to the examination parts failed by an applicant.
A-E 5.04 Note Note: A list of all current examination fees may be obtained at no charge from the Office of Examinations, Department of Safety and Professional Services, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8366, Madison, WI 53708.
A-E 5.04(8) (8)Examination review.
A-E 5.04(8)(a)(a) One-year limitation. An applicant for a designer examination may review questions on any part of an examination failed by the applicant within one year from the date of the examination, as specified in s. 443.09 (6), Stats. An applicant may review the examination only once.
A-E 5.04(8)(b) (b) Review procedure. Failing candidates shall be notified of the procedure to schedule a review of the appropriate examination parts. The applicant may take notes on the examination questions reviewed. No notes may be retained by the applicant following the review. The review may not take place within 30 days prior to a scheduled examination. If the section confirms the failing status following its review, the application shall be deemed incomplete, and the applicant may be reexamined under sub. (7).
A-E 5.04 Note Note: Subsection (8) was invalidated by the repeal of s. 443.09 (6), Stats., in 2009 Wis. Act 350 and will be removed in future rule-making by the board.
A-E 5.04(9) (9)Cheating. Any applicant for registration who receives aid or cheats in any other manner in connection with the examination shall be barred from completing the examination or shall not be given a passing grade, or both.
A-E 5.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. (1) (a) (intro.), renum. (1) (d) and (e) to be (1) (e) and (f), cr. (1) (d), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; am. (7), Register, June, 1994, No. 462, eff. 7-1-94; am. (8) (b), Register, March, 1996, No. 483, eff. 4-1-96; am. (8), Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1) (a) 1. to 3., (b) (intro.) to 4., (c) (intro.) and 1., (e) (intro.) and 1., (f) (intro.) to 4. and (6), cr. (9), Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
A-E 5.05 A-E 5.05 Application contents. An application shall include all of the following:
A-E 5.05(1) (1) Transcripts or apprenticeship records verifying the applicant's education and training.
A-E 5.05(2) (2) References from 3 individuals who have personal knowledge of the applicant's work involving the preparation of plans and specifications, one of whom shall be a registered architect, professional engineer or designer.
A-E 5.05(3) (3) A chronological history of the applicant's employment.
A-E 5.05(4) (4) Any additional data, exhibits or references showing the extent and quality of the applicant's technological experience that may be required by the designer section.
A-E 5.05 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. (2), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; am. (1), Register, January, 1993, No. 445, eff. 2-1-93; am. (intro.) to (3), Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99.
A-E 5.06 A-E 5.06 Designer permit limitation.
A-E 5.06(1) (1) Design services which may be performed by designers are the preparation of plans and specifications, consultation, investigation and evaluation in connection with the preparation of plans and specifications in those fields and subfield set forth in sub. (2).
A-E 5.06(2) (2) Permits for the design of engineering systems shall be issued in the following fields and subfield:
A-E 5.06(2)(a) (a) The field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
A-E 5.06(2)(b) (b) The field of plumbing systems.
A-E 5.06(2)(c) (c) The subfield of private sewage systems.
A-E 5.06(2)(d) (d) The field of electrical systems.
A-E 5.06(2)(e) (e) The field of fire protection systems.
A-E 5.06(3) (3) Permit numbers shall designate the fields or subfield to which permits are restricted.
A-E 5.06(4) (4) Designers may not perform design services in those fields or subfield for which they do not hold a permit, unless the designer or building involved is exempt under ss. 443.14 and 443.15, Stats.
A-E 5.06(6)(a)(a) A master plumber's license restricted to private sewage systems issued pursuant to s. 145.14, Stats., shall be deemed equivalent to 4 years of approved experience in designing private sewage systems. The mathematics and mechanical science portions of the examination for the subfield of private sewage systems may be waived for an applicant who holds such license. An applicant who does not hold such license shall take the mathematics, mechanical science and practice portions of the examination for the subfield of private sewage systems.
A-E 5.06(6)(b) (b) A plumbing design permit in the subfield of private sewage systems shall be limited to the design of septic tanks for private sewage disposal systems, drain fields designed to serve such septic tanks, and the sewer service from the septic tank or sewer extensions from mains to the immediate inside or proposed inside foundation wall of the building.
A-E 5.06 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. (1), (2) (intro.), (a) and (b), (3) and (4), renum. (2) (c) and (d) to be (2) (d) and (e) and am., cr. (2) (c) and (6), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; am. (2) (a), (b) and (d), r. (5), Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99.
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Published under authority of s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is alwaycurrent. The date shown on each chapter is the date the chapter was last published.