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>From: 	Dennis S. Wish PE[SMTP:wish(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: 	Thursday, October 30, 1997 11:48 AM
>To: 	'seaoc(--nospam--at)'
>Subject: 	RE: Strange But True
>I may be wrong, but hope that I am not. Are you sure that this is not a
>deregulation of licensing but rather a revision that changes the term license
>to registration.
>I remember a thread that was discussed that indicated that a state would not
>license an engineer but simply register that engineer.
>I am not sure of the advantages, but could this be the issue rather than
>simply allowing non-professionals to design systems that requires the
>appropriate training and education?
>Dennis S. Wish PE


All but the first paragraph of my post on this subject was an article
taken directly from the October issue of the CELSOC (Consulting
Engineers and Land Surveyors of California) newsletter.  I did not edit
the original text of the article in any way.  If you would like to
review the original newletter as a PDF file, you can find it at:

Go read the article again.  This has nothing to do with "Licensed" vs.
"Registered".  Instead, it deals with the legalization of building
design by individuals who are not Professional Engineers.  In fact, no
engineering education or experience of any kind would be required.  This
gets my blood pressure up, and I don't make my living in California.  If
you and your peers wish to retain your professional stature, and if
Governor Wilson hasn't signed the bill into law yet, perhaps  a "Million
Engineer March" to Sacramento is in order!  You and Bill Allen can lead
the parade.

Hope this helps....

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
"from Texas, the land of tight laws and...."