Joel Teicher, P.E.

A NYS Licensed Professional Engineer is considered an EXPERT
by the courts in NYS
Because of the following extracts from the NYS Education Law

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Education Law Extracts
Title VIII - The Professions

Sec. 7201. Definition of practice of engineering.
The practice of the profession of engineering is defined as performing professional service such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design or supervision of construction or operation in connection with any utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, works, or projects wherein the safeguarding of life, health and property is concerned, when such service or work requires the application of engineering principles and data.

Sec. 7202. Practice of engineering and use of title "professional engineer".
Only a person licensed or otherwise authorized under this article shall practice engineering or use the title "professional engineer".

Sec. 7206. Requirements for a license as a professional engineer.
To qualify for a license as a professional engineer an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

(1) Application: file an application with the department
(2) Education: have received an education, including a bachelor`s or higher degree based on a program in engineering, in accordance with the commissioner`s regulations
(3) Experience: have at least four years in work satisfactory to the board, provided that the board may accept study beyond the bachelor`s degree in partial fulfillment of this requirement
(4) Examination: pass an examination satisfactory to the board and in accordance with the commissioner`s regulations
(5) Age: be at least twenty-one years of age
(6) Citizenship or immigration status: be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States
(7) Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department
(8) Fees: pay a fee of two hundred twenty dollars to the department for admission to a department conducted examination and for an initial license, a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars for each reexamination, a fee of one hundred thirty-five dollars for an initial license for persons not requiring admission to a department conducted examination, and a fee of two hundred ten dollars for each triennial registration period. 2. In lieu of the degree and experience requirements specified in subparagraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision one of this section, twelve years of practical experience in work satisfactory to the board may be accepted, provided that each full year of college study in engineering satisfactory to the department may at the discretion of the board be accepted in lieu of two years of the required twelve years of experience.

Sec. 6512. Unauthorized practice a crime.
Anyone not authorized to practice under this title who practices or offers to practice or holds himself out as being able to practice in any profession in which a license is a prerequisite to the practice of the acts, or who practices any profession as an exempt person during the time when his professional license is suspended, revoked or annulled, or who aids or abets an unlicensed person to practice a profession, or who fraudulently sells, files, furnishes, obtains, or who attempts fraudulently to sell, file, furnish or obtain any diploma, license, record or permit purporting to authorize the practice of a profession, shall be guilty of a class E felony.

Sec. 6513. Unauthorized use of a professional title a crime.
Anyone not authorized to use a professional title regulated by this title, and who uses such professional title, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.



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