Drnevich elected Chair of Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Prof. Emeritus Vince Drnevich has been elected Chair of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. He was appointed to the State Board by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008. The Board adopts rules establishing standards for the competent practice of engineering and for the administration of the registered professional engineers and registered engineering interns in Indiana.
The state board of registration for professional engineers was created by an act of the Indiana Legislature. It consists of seven members, six of whom shall be registered professional engineers and one who is not an engineer and represents the general public. All members are appointed by the governor. There is one member representing each of the following: industry, government, and education. There are two members representing private practice there is one member at large. The state board meets six times a year. Some of the board activity deals with violations of the Indiana Statutes and Rules associated with the practice of engineering. There are roughly 12,000 professional engineers licensed in Indiana, with about 60% of those living in Indiana. In 2010, the board instituted a rule requiring 30 PDH’s of continuing education in each biennium for license renewal. The board is currently working on rule changes to accommodate computer-based-testing for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam which will be instituted in the spring of 2014. Vince has been an active member of the Statutes and Rules Committee and the Board.