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Advisory Notice: Regulatory Amendments approved and Effective January 1, 2022

The New York State Board of Regents approved regulatory amendments in engineering, land surveying and geology that are effective January 1, 2022. These regulatory amendments offer greater flexibility by updating and modernizing the continuing education requirements for professional engineers and land surveyors while implementing continuing education requirements for professional geologists. For a detailed view of the regulatory amendments, see the Regulations of the Commissioner on our website at Part 68, Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology.

Below is a summary of the major regulatory changes:

  • The continuing education requirements may be completed via courses of learning or in live classes as determined by the licensee, provided that the continuing education is completed through a Department-approved sponsor and is in an acceptable subject area
  • Professional engineers, land surveyors and professional geologists may now complete their continuing education in additional subject areas, including architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.
  • Six hours of "carry over" credit may now be used from one registration period to another, within certain parameters.