(1) Engineering experience for the purpose of application for licensure shall be classified as the following:
(a) Subprofessional experience is experience gained before receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Such experience may be gained during periods of college or university enrollment, and shall be credited at one-half the time value of preprofessional experience gained after receipt of a baccalaureate degree. No more than one year of subprofessional experience may be counted as preprofessional experience. Such preprofessional experience may include one or more of the following:
(i) supervised engineering experience; or
(ii) supervised construction experience.
(b) Preprofessional experience is experience gained following receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Such preprofessional experience may include:
(i) no more than one year of subprofessional experience as defined in (a);
(ii) progressive experience on engineering projects which indicate the experience is of increasing quality and required greater responsibility;
(iii) experience not obtained in violation of the licensure act;
(iv) experience gained under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer/land surveyor or, if not, an explanation of why the experience should be considered acceptable;
(v) credible teaching experience at an advanced level, post graduate or senior graduate, in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum of four years or more that is approved by the board;
(vi) experience gained in engineering research and design projects by members of an engineering faculty, in an engineering curriculum approved by the board;
(vii) a master's degree in engineering will be credited as one year of experience;
(viii) a Ph.D. in engineering will be credited as two years of experience, but the applicant shall not count an additional one year for a master's degree, if earned. All degrees shall have been obtained from colleges or universities with board-approved programs.
(c) Professional experience is gained after initial licensure by a state, territory, or possession of the United States.
(2) All experience must be completed at the time of application.
(3) Experience should be gained under the supervision of a registered professional engineer and, if not, an explanation should be made showing why the experience should be considered acceptable.
(4) Engineer applicants may be asked by the board to provide a more detailed explanation of their knowledge of fundamental principles of engineering design and the practical solution of engineering problems.


Mont. Admin. R. 24.183.702
Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1978 MAR p. 903, Eff. 6/24/78; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 1687, Eff. 12/28/79; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 11/29/86; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 534, Eff. 2/27/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1756; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1630, Eff. 6/23/06; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2840, Eff. 11/21/14.

37-67-202, MCA; IMP: 37-67-305, 37-67-306, MCA;

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