Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors § A-E 5.04 - Examination

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR DESIGNER OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS; SCOPE OF EXAMINATION.
(a) The written examination in each field and subfield shall include questions and problems applying to the following basic content areas:
1. Basic mathematics, physics and mechanics.
2. Materials and structures.
3. Graphic techniques, including drafting and sketching, reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing specifications.
4. Administrative code and other relevant Wisconsin laws.
(b) 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:
1. User requirements for maintenance of temperature.
2. Humidity and ventilation systems.
3. Energy sources.
4. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, including ducted, piped, unitary, steam and hot water systems.
5. Manual, electric and pneumatic control systems, including air distribution, heat transfer, energy conservation and air changing systems.
(c) The examination for a permit in the field of plumbing systems requires an applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
1. User requirements for water supply, drainage and disposal, including private septic systems.
2. Gaseous distribution systems, including processing piping, oxygen, air and other gases, heating and utilities.
(d) The examination for a permit in the subfield of private onsite wastewater treatment systems as defined in s. 145.01(12), Stats., requires an applicant to demonstrate competency in:
1. Knowledge of soils.
2. Design of private onsite wastewater treatment systems.
3. Applicable administrative code and statutory provisions.
4. Knowledge of applications and reports, including but not limited to soil boring and percolation reports.
5. Mapping skills and interpretation.
6. Knowledge of all systems in the subfield and design of the systems.
7. Environmental issues.
(e) The examination for a permit in the field of electrical systems requires the applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
1. User requirements for both primary and secondary distribution, illumination, controls and switches and communication systems.
2. Power, including resistance heating, signals and motors.
(f) The examination for a permit in the field of fire protection systems requires the applicant to demonstrate competency in all of the following:
1. 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. Suppression.
3. Fire characteristics.
4. Smoke.
5. Gases.
(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.
(3) APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION. An application for examination must be filed with the section no later than 2 months before the scheduled date for the examination.

Note: An otherwise qualified applicant with a disability shall be provided with reasonable accommodations.

(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.
(5) TIME, DATE AND SITE OF EXAMINATIONS. The examinations shall be held at a time, date and site specified by the section.
(6) GRADING OF WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. The passing scores set by the section represent the minimum competency required to protect public health and safety. An applicant's experience rating is not considered by the section in grading the applicant's written examination.
(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 section shall determine which parts of a current examination are equivalent to the examination parts failed by an applicant.

Note: Examination fees are available on the department's website at dsps.wi.gov, or by request to the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708, or call (608) 266-2112.

(8) EXAMINATION REVIEW.
(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. An applicant may review the examination only once.
(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).
(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.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors § A-E 5.04
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. Amended by, correction in (7) (Note) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2018 No. 755, eff. 12/1/2018 Amended by, CR 20-014: am. (1) (d) (intro.), 1. to 6., (3), (5), (6), (7), (8) (a) Register May 2021 No. 785, eff. 6/1/2021

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