Iowa

542B.2  TERMS DEFINED.

8.  "Practice of engineering" as used in this chapter means any service or creative work, the adequate performance of which requires engineering education, training, and experience in the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design and design coordination of engineering works and systems, planning the use of land and water, performing engineering surveys and studies, and the review of construction for the purpose of monitoring compliance with drawings and specifications, any of which embraces such services or creative work, either public or private, in connection with any utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, work systems, projects, and industrial or consumer products or equipment of a mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or thermal nature, insofar as they involve safeguarding life, health, or property, and including such other professional services as may be necessary to the planning, progress, and completion of the services identified in this paragraph.  "Design coordination" includes the review and coordination of technical submissions prepared by others, including as appropriate and without limitation, consulting engineers, architects, landscape architects, land surveyors, and other professionals working under the direction of the engineer. "Engineering surveys" includes all survey activities required to support the sound conception, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of engineered projects, but excludes the surveying of real property for the establishment of land boundaries, rights-of-way, easements, and the dependent or independent surveys or resurveys of the public land survey system.

A person is construed to be engaged in the practice of engineering if the person does any of the following:

         a.  Practices any branch of the profession of engineering.

         b.  Makes a representation by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or other manner that the person is a  professional engineer.

         c.  Uses any title which implies that the person is a professional engineer or that the person is certified under this chapter.

         d.  The person holds the person's self out as able to perform, or who does perform, any service or work included in the practice of engineering.

         9.  The term "professional engineer" as used in this chapter means a person, who, by reason of the person's knowledge of mathematics, the physical sciences, and the principles of engineering, acquired by professional education or practical experience, is qualified to engage in the practice of engineering.

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