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06/13/2005

Those in "responsible charge" of PE and PS services soon must be full-time employees.

New requirement enacted in Am. Sub. H.B. 322

Effective May 18, companies that hold a Certificate of Authorization to offer engineering or surveying services must appoint one or more full-time partners, managers, members, officers or directors as being in responsible charge of the firm's engineering and surveying services.

The person(s) in responsible charge of engineering services must be a PE registered in the state of Ohio. Likewise, the person(s) in responsible charge of surveying services must be an Ohio-registered PS.

The requirement that persons in responsible charge be full-time employees (defined as working at least 30 hours per week) was adopted last year in Am. Sub. H.B. 322.

For more information, contact ACEC Ohio or the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors.

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