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Sunset Architects Engineers & Land Surveyors

Concerning the continuation of the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2023 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2024 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies (department) contained in the department's 2023 sunset review of the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors (board). The act:

  • Continues the regulation of architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors for 9 years, until September 1, 2033;
  • Includes in the grounds for discipline of licensees a failure to respond to the allegations of a complaint within the length of time specified by the board;
  • Updates statutory references to the names of examinations for professional engineers and professional land surveyors;
  • Repeals the requirement that board members be citizens of the United States and residents of Colorado;
  • Repeals the requirement that applicants supply a business address on a license application;
  • Grants the board rule-making authority to establish continuing education requirements;
  • Removes the ability of an individual to obtain a license as an architect, professional engineer, or professional land surveyor or a qualification as a land surveyor-intern through the occupational credential portability program;
  • Requires an applicant for licensure by endorsement as an architect to hold a license in good standing from another jurisdiction with qualification requirements that are substantially equivalent to the qualification requirements in this state; and
  • Makes a technical amendment to replace gendered pronouns with gender-neutral terms.

APPROVED by Governor June 3, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details