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In some jurisdictions there are two different licenses – Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer (everything but structural). 

 

In Missouri there is no difference.  I passed the Structural Engineering I (SE I) exam and they called me a PE.  Anyone who passes the Civil Engineering PE exam is also called a PE.

 

In Illinois, you take the civil exam to be a PE and the two structural exams to be a SE (the SE I and SE II).  I’m licensed as a SE in Illinois, but cannot be licensed as a PE without also taking and passing the Civil Engineering exam.

 

So, technically, I’m a PE in Missouri and a SE in Illinois, so my title is Jason W. Kilgore, PE, SE.

 


From: Yi Yang [mailto:YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com]
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 2:07 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: OFF TOPIC - SE / PE initials

 

I've seen engineers using SE, PE initials together, or just SE, such as John Doe, S.E. or John Doe, S.E., P.E.

 

Which one is more proper, or doesn't really matter? 

 

Y i   Y a n g,   S. E.             

STRUCTURAL DIVISION

SUMMIT ENGINEERING INC.

707.527.0775.x15

Santa Rosa, California

 

 


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