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Paul,

I think there is still a difference between WA and CA...isn't the WA SE a
practice act (I seem to remember that they were going to move in that
direction...and I was actually aware of some upcoming changes to the WA
licensing requirements...just did not know for sure what)?

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Paul Crocker wrote:

> "You get an SE license in the state of Washington by doing almost the same
> thing as in Illinois.  The one additional requirement of Structural III exam
> is required.  This is a four hour (I believe) exam that concentrates on
> seismic/structural design.  It is made by the State of Washington."
>
> WA just changed their requirements.  The new rules require the SE II and the
> WA SE III.  The SE I is no longer required.  The SE III is now given only
> once a year and has been lengthened to 8 hours.  The passing rates of the WA
> SE III are historically similar to the CA SE exam (10% - 30% typically).
> Also, you are required to get your PE and two additional years of experience
> before you can take your SE.  So, WA requirements are probably more similar
> to CA at this point.  I have to feel a little bad for people who are
> registered in more than a handful of states.  It can't be easy sorting
> through all these requirements.
>
> Paul Crocker, P.E. (WA)
>
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