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Caldwell, Stan wrote:

> >There no longer is any such thing as temporary licensing in Texas.
> >
> >Well, then, I suppose they'd have to go for permanent licensing.
> You are very astute.

Thank you.  Oh.  Wait.  You mean that *wasn't a compliment? ;-)

> >The German company needs to plan ahead.  It will take them about a
> > year to go through the process to get one of their engineers licensed in
> > Texas.
> >
> >Hmm.  It does seem like the process could be streamlined a *little*, so that
> >they could obtain a license in, say, six months.
> Actually, a year might be on the short side.  It could take somewhat
> longer.  I agree that this is unfortunate, but it is reality.

Ouch.  Here in Montana, I think they could get there in six to nine months.

> >In any case, doesn't anyone planning a project in a venue he or she doesn't
> >know have to inquire about the technicalities of performing engineering work
> >there, whether it's in another state or another country?  Projects like this
> >don't happen overnight, they take time, and I would expect a competent firm
> >to make those kinds of inquiries right at the point where such a project
> >starts to look like a strong possibility.
> >
> >But then I've never worked as a licensed engineer outside of the state I live
> >in, so what do I know? <grin>
> >
> My colleagues and I work on projects throughout the US and in Mexico.
> The project schedules are typically just as short as for local jobs.
> From time to time, we find ourselves turning down opportunities in The
> Great State of XXXXXX simply because we don't have a current XXXXXX PE
> License in-hand.  Planning is more of a concept than a reality.

Dang!  Now you've burst my bubble.  I thought I was the only one who couldn't
manage to get his feces cohesive! :-D