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While I agree that at least TX and AZ have better PE laws than CA, I'm not sure if I'm willing to buy into this exemption or the notion that it would be raising the bar. Unless things have changed, the TX PE exam can be taken before the examinee's EIT results are known, even the next day. This would have to preclude any experience requirements on the exam. Also, the TX PE exam is an 8 hour exam, more similar to CA Civil exam than the CA SE exam.

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From:	Caldwell, Stan [SMTP:scaldwell(--nospam--at)]

Sent:	Thursday, October 09, 1997 2:15 PM
To:	'seaoc(--nospam--at)'
Subject:	RE: Another Error in Phone Book

>I would say that we ought to give Texas structurals an
>exemption to the California licensing laws.  Does everyone agree?
>Carl Sramek  : - )       
>Great idea, Carl.  Surely, to use Bill Allen's phrase, this would "raise the
>bar".  This assumes, of course, that Texas engineers would be willing to
>lower their fees and raise their liability in order to practice in
>California.  So, where should all the SEAoT members go to sign up?  Oops,
>better not answer that {;^>!
>BTW, in Texas, an engineer *must* seal his/her own work, whether or not
>he/she owns any part of the firm that employs him/her.  (Was political
>correctness invented by the guy who sells "/'s".)  Plan stamping is strictly
>forbidden, whether by an outside or inside reviewer.  Also, any firm offering
>engineering to the public must now employ a full-time, in-house PE in the
>applicable discipline. 
>Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
>Dallas, Texas 

The goal of every engineer is to retire
without getting blamed for a major catastrophe!
			           ...Dilbert, 1996