Effective November 1, The Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects has several new and revised rules. The updated version of the handbook containing these updated rules and the current E&A Regulation Act is now available online at ea.nebraska.gov under Regulations. Hard copies of the handbook will be made available in the coming weeks.
Notable rules changes include:
- New rule specifying that an applicant’s prior criminal or disciplinary history is not an automatic bar to licensure or admittance to examinations;
- Modification of ‘Intern Development Program’ (IDP) to ‘Architectural Experience Program’ (AXP);
- New rules clarifying what constitutes acceptable direct supervision of architectural or engineering work under Rule 6.4;
- New rule clarifying what web-based continuing education (CE) courses are restricted under Rule 9.2.3;
- Clarification regarding CE requirements for military personnel under; and
- New rules clarifying what is considered the practice of engineering and architecture as it relates to participation in design competitions, forensic engineering, and working as an expert witness.
All changes and updates can be viewed here.
The Board voted approval of the rule changes, clarifications and additions at a rulemaking hearing in March, and the Governor approved the changes on October 27.
If you have questions about the rule changes, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a printed version of the E&A Act Handbook, please send your request to email@example.com.