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Try NSPE.  They have all 50 states plus DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, and
Canadian provinces and territories. For a fee of course.

Keith Fix wrote:
>
> In addition, #3 is not necesarily true, either.  I have the distinct impression
> that Illinois does not recognize the California licensing structure (especially
> minimum experience requirements for PE-Civil registration < 4 years).
>
> With any luck, all the states will soon recognize anyone who has passed the EIT
> exam, followed by four years experience, passed the Civil PE exam, followed by
> another 3 or 4 years experience, followed by passing the SE I & II exams.
>
> While there are still exceptions to this rule (California), this is my strategy
> for universal licensure.
>
> Now all I have to do is pass the SE I & II!
>
> Has anybody ever tried to compile and maintain an exhaustive list of SE
> licensure requirements for all 55 US jurisdictions?
>
> -Keith Fix, PE (AR & CA)
>
> --- Matthew Stuart <m.stuart(--nospam--at)aespj.com> wrote:
> > Item #1 is incorrect. You must check with the Rhode Island State Board, for
> > example (one of many) the State of Georgia offers the NCEES Structural I
> > exam but does not license by discipline (i.e. no such thing as a S.E. in
> > Georgia).  In most states that do offer a S.E. license you must take the
> > NCEES Structural II exam before you can advertise yourself as a S.E.  CHECK
> > WITH YOUR BOARD FIRST!
> >
> >  -----Original Message-----
> > From:         GRileyPE(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:GRileyPE(--nospam--at)aol.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 10:22 AM
> > To:   m.stuart(--nospam--at)aespj.com
> > Subject:      PE, SE, ETC
> >
> > Matt
> >
> > First off, congratulations on passing the NCEES Struct 1 exam for the state
> > of Rhode Island (my Ma was born in Pawtucket). As an engineer licensed to
> > practice structural engineering in 48 states, USVI, and Puerto Rico, and
> > residing out here in California, here's the skinny:
> >
> > 1. If Rhode Island declares you as a Structural Engineer, then you are one.
> > So use the S.E. designation.
> >
> > 2. Many of the western states have dual designation. To practice structural
> > engineering first one must obtain licensing as a civil engineer in that
> > state. This license enables one to practice with restrictions. For example,
> > in California a civil can do anything EXCEPT a hospital, a school, and a
> > building over 160 feet in height in Los Angeles county. To do those
> > structures one must be licensed as a structural engineer (SE). This is a
> > separate exam. In California, it occurs 4 years after passing the civil
> > exam.
> >
> > 3. Although I mentioned in point 1 above that you are a structural engineer,
> > beware of the following professional snobbery; it is generally accepted that
> > the California structural exam is the most difficult to pass (with a pass
> > rate of 10% to 20%). The state of California does not accept the NCEES
> > structural exam as licensing criteria, although the states that use NCEES
> > will accept the California exam. So while although you are registered in
> > R.I., California would require that you take the special portions of the
> > California civil exam (there are separate exams for seismic and surveying
> > that go with the California civil exam).
> >
> > As far as I am concerned, you can use the S.E. designation. And besides, you
> > are from Rhode Island for cryin' out loud, so you are ok in my book.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Greg Riley
> >
> >
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