• Document: CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS STATE LAWS AND BOARD RULES EXAMINATION (TAKE HOME EXAMINATION)
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS, AND GEOLOGISTS 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833-2944 Telephone: (916) 263-2222 Toll Free: 1-866-780-5370 Facsimile: (916) 263-2246 www.bpelsg.ca.gov CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS STATE LAWS AND BOARD RULES EXAMINATION (TAKE HOME EXAMINATION) The Board must ensure that California lic ensed Professional Engineers are familiar with the provisions of the Professional Engineers Act (Business and Professions Code sections 6700-6799) and the Board Rules (Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 400-476). Business and Professional Code section 6755.1 requires t he Board to administer a test on the State Laws and Board Rules to all Professional Engineer applicants as a separate portion of the second division examination. For all Professional Engineer applicants except Civil Eng ineer applic ants, the second division examination consists of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) examination (Part I) and this Take Home examination (Part II). Civil Engineer applicants must pass the California Special Civil Examinations, consisting of the Seismic Principles examination (Part III) and the Engineering Surveying examination (Part IV), as well as Part I and Part II. To be licensed as a Professional Engineer in Califor nia, you must take and pass this Take Home examination. Your completed Take Home examination should be submitted with your original application to avoid any delays in receiving your license . While the Board will accept and score this examination if it is received after the submittal of your original application, the issuance of your license could be significantly delayed if you wait to submit this examination until after you receive your results on the other parts of the examination. The Professional Engineers Act and the Board Rules contain the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the practice of professional engineering. They are to be used as a reference for the Take Home examination. The Professional Engineers Act and the Board Rules are available on the Board’s web site or may be obtained by contacting the Board at the numbers listed above. You may use other reference material as well; however, the Professional Engineers Act and the Board Rules will prevail if there are any conflicts with other reference material. All questions have equal weight. You must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass this examination. If you do not achieve a passing sco re, you will be notified in writing and allowed the opportunity to retake the examination. You will not be issued a Professional Engineer license until you pass this Take Home examination. PE Take Home 1. Which reference source may be consulted to answer questions regarding the Professional Engineers Act? (a) The Business and Professions Code (b) The California Code of Regulations (c) The Professional Engineers Act and Board Rules (d) All of the above 2. M. Smith, a licensed Civil Engineer, offers to design a two-story office building. Which of the following statements regarding this offer to practice is true? (a) This offer is legal, because M. Smith is a licensed Civil Engineer. (b) This offer is legal, as any person may do this type of design. (c) This offer is illegal, unless M. Smith is a licensed Architect. (d) This offer is illegal, because the structure is an office building. 3. A non-licensed person may be the SOLE owner of a civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering business under which of the following conditions? (a) A currently licensed California Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer, as appropriate, is in charge of the engineering practice of the business. (b) All engineering plans and specifications are prepared by an appropriately licensed engineer. (c) The name and business contains only the name of the licensed engineer. (d) None. No provisions exist. 4. R. Davis, a licensed Civil Engineer, employs five unlicensed subordinate individuals who design buildings. Which of the following statements is true? (a) This is illegal, as only licensed individuals may do design work. (b) This is legal, so long as Davis is in responsible charge of the work. (c) This is legal, only if these individuals contract with Davis to perform such work. (d) This is legal, only if the buildings are single-family dwellings. 5. How soon after an

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