30-13-1 Legislative findings; intent
30-13-2 General provisions
30-13-3 Definitions
30-13-4 Board of registration for professional engineers; appointment and term
30-13-5 Board qualifications
30-13-6 Compensation and expenses
30-13-7 Removal of members and vacancies
30-13-8 Organization and meetings
30-13-9 Board powers
30-13-10 Receipt of fees, fund established, disbursements
30-13-11 Records and reports
30-13-12 Roster
30-13-13 Requirements for registration of professional engineers and certification of engineer interns
30-13-13a Designations of nonpracticing status
30-13-14 Application and registration fee
30-13-15 Examinations
30-13-16 Certificates and seals
30-13-17 Certificates of authorization required; naming of engineering firms
30-13-18 Renewals and reinstatement
30-13-19 Reissuance of certificates
30-13-20 Public works
30-13-21 Disciplinary action–Revocation, suspension, refusal to issue, restore or renew, probation, civil penalty, reprimand
30-13-22 Disciplinary action — Procedures
30-13-23 Criminal offenses
30-13-24 Exemptions

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 30 > Article 13 - Engineers

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means the West Virginia state board of registration for professional engineers as provided for in this article. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Engineer: means a person who is qualified to practice engineering by reason of special knowledge and use of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by engineering education and engineering experience. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • Engineer intern: means a person who has qualified for, taken and has passed an examination in the fundamental engineering subjects, as provided in this article. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Practice of engineering: 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 to such services or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning and design of engineering works and systems. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional engineer: means a person who has been duly registered or licensed as a professional engineer by the board. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Responsible charge: means direct control and personal supervision of engineering work. See West Virginia Code 30-13-3
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.