Test Your Knowledge of Law and Practice

Introduction

As a licensed professional in New York State, it is your professional responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. To help you, this self-administered exam, developed by the State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying, is intended to provide you with a measure of your working knowledge of those requirements. Full knowledge will help avoid pitfalls that can lead to charges of professional misconduct. If in doubt, study the law and regulations or call the Board office at 518-474-3817, ext. 140, or email enginbd@mail.nysed.gov

The following 15 questions relate to Education Law, Articles 145, Parts 68 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Part 29 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. Select one answer for each question. When you finish, click the "Get Your Score" button and your score will appear (requires that you have Javascript enabled for your browser). An overall score of 100% is perfect; a score 75% to 95% is good; a score below 75% means you may be in danger of violating your professional practice act. A link to the correct answers, is provided at the bottom of this page.


Questions

Select One Answer to Each of the Following 15 Questions

  1. The practice of engineering requiring the application of engineering principles and data as defined in NYS does not include:
    a. Field evaluations
    b. Supervision of construction
    c. Teaching
    d. Consultation
    e. Planning

  2. Which of the following is not a permissible activity for engineering in NYS:
    a. Practice as a professional engineer with a NYS Project Specific Limited Permit and no established place of practice in NYS
    b. Practice of engineering by an employee of a county or town wherein the contemplated expenditure for a completed project exceeds five thousand dollars
    c. Making of surveys other than real property boundaries
    d. Using the title "stationary engineer"
    e. None of the above

  3. Which of the following business entities are not permitted to perform engineering services in NYS:
    a. Professional Service Limited Liability Company or Partnership
    b. Professional Service Corporation
    c. Individual licensed/registered practitioner
    d. General business corporation or ("Inc.")
    e. General business corporation or ("Inc.") that was granted and has maintained "grand fathered" status in 1935

  4. The amount of continuing education credits required for an engineer to maintain an active registration is:
    a. 12 credits per year
    b. 36 credits per triennial registration
    c. None
    d. Depends on the subject matter
    e. 36 credits per year

  5. A NYS licensed professional engineer may perform:
    a. Licensed home inspections
    b. Engineering for a project within NYS while residing outside NYS
    c. Topographic land surveys
    d. Engineering in multiple disciplines within an acquired knowledge base
    e. All of the above

  6. Which of the following is an unacceptable continuing education activity:
    a. Taking courses with technical engineering content
    b. Teaching an acceptable course
    c. Author an article on engineering business marketing
    d. Obtaining a patent related to engineering
    e. Present a technical paper at a professional conference

  7. An engineer may practice engineering in NYS only when:
    a. A license is obtained
    b. A registration is obtained
    c. A fee is paid
    d. Be of moral good character
    e. All of the above

  8. Which action is not considered professional misconduct:
    a. Attending a disciplinary hearing
    b. Performing plan stamping
    c. Making false certification
    d. Being habitually drunk
    e. Obtaining a license fraudulently

  9. Which of the following penalties may be imposed on a licensee if found guilty of professional misconduct:
    a. Censure and reprimand
    b. License suspension or revocation
    c. Ten thousand dollar fine per guilty charge
    d. Attain additional education
    e. All of the above

  10. Which of the following does not apply to the practice of professional engineering in NYS:
    a. Education Law Article 145:  Engineering and Land Surveying
    b. Commissioners Regulation Part 68:  Engineering and Land Surveying
    c. Regents Rule Part 29:  Unprofessional Conduct
    d. Professional Association’s  Engineer’s Code of Ethics
    e. Commissioners Regulations Part 59:  General Provisions

  11. Which of the following does not constitute unprofessional conduct:
    a. Fee splitting to or from a third party
    b. Practicing beyond the licensee’s competency without adequate supervision
    c. Willfully making a false report
    d. Delegating professional responsibilities to an unqualified person
    e. None of the above

  12. A licensee who signs and seals documents not prepared by the licensee or by an employee under the licensee's direct supervision must:
    a. Perform a thorough written evaluation of all relevant documents
    b. Sign and seal all evaluated documents
    c. Retain project files for not less than six years
    d. Consist of documents within the licensee’s area of expertise
    e. All of the above

  13. In a Design Delegation scenario, a "Delegator" shall:
    a. Be a licensed professional engineer in NYS
    b. Have a contract directly with the project owner
    c. Prepare performance specifications that are limited to project components ancillary to the main components of the project
    d. Review and certify in writing the work prepared by "Delegatee" the meets the "Delegators" specifications and conforms to prevailing standards of practice
    e. All of the above

  14. Which is not an example of professional misconduct:
    a. Fraud
    b. Gross incompetence
    c. Unprofessional conduct
    d. Gross negligence
    e. An act of simple negligence on one occasion

  15. A reason for NYS to license professional engineers is:
    a. To collect fees
    b. To credential qualified individuals with the responsibility of performing engineering services for the public safety
    c. To limit the number of engineers practicing engineering within NYS
    d. To educate engineers through continuing education
    e. All of the above





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Last Updated: September 16, 2010