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Re: Dead line 6/19/05 SECB warning

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] I do not think you are reading this correctly. I have the same info and I read it as you are eligible for grandfathering if you are licensed prior to June 19, not if you apply by June 19.

I have been looking at this, and also the MLSE program through NCEES.

Paul Feather PE, SE
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----- Original Message ----- From: "David Merrick" <MRKGP(--nospam--at)winfirst.com>
To: "SEAINT" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:28 AM
Subject: Dead line 6/19/05 SECB warning


My June 2005 "Structural Magazine" has an advertisement for "Structural Engineering Certification Board" SECB It has a message that is forcing an issue. What a bully our association has become. To be certified as a Structural Engineer. It states that if we do not sign up by June 19 our grandfathering license will be forfeited. I will then have to take an exam, pay for it and get recommendations to be certified.

If I do not send in an application by June 19th I then am no longer seemingly qualified. This date has no relevance to my expertise and seems like a desperate move on their part. I am sending in my $350 and grandfathering in, under emotional duress.

To further muscle the issue, the one time fee is $350 and is to inflate $100 each year. Each year one decides to rely only on his state license is to be punished $100 (no service) additional fee to start up. The yearly dues are then $100.

I am concerned that there will be required annual overpriced seminars too far away to be cost effective. Even the online seminars appear to be overpriced.

I went to the SECB web site and found a very small percent of all engineers in USA have signed up. Schmidt, in the same referenced magazine, seems to be hinting that the license is only for states that do not have a structural engineering license. It is feasible that larger developers and insurance companies may demand this certification in states that do not have a structural designation. If this becomes common, SECB certified engineers may be requested at all locations and states may drop state certifying.

I recommend applying, before time is up and they break your arm.

David B Merrick, California CE & SE


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