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FYI, the Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee Staff summarized this
issue recently: Issue #8: Should a separate California "Seismic Principles"
examination be required for ALL engineering disciplines, or should it be
combined with national examinations for specified engineering disciplines?
Staff Recommendation: The current "seismic principles" examination, required
for civil engineers, should be reviewed to assure that it is only testing for
those seismic design principles which are critical to practice in California
and to determine if other disciplines identified by the Seismic Safety
Commission should be examined. There should also be consideration made to
combining this exam with the national exam.
Staff Comment: This exam should not be used to create another barrier to
entry into the profession of engineering. The Board is recommending that its
current "seismic Principles" exam be required for electrical and mechanical
engineering candidates, and that it would evaluate other disciplines for
similar requirements.

FYI - Fred Turner
Staff Structural Engineer
Seismic Safety Commission
1900 K St. #100 Sacramento, CA 95814
916-327-1606 916-322-9476 Fax

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