All U.S. Licensing Boards are established and granted
their power by the State Legislature, therefore whatever they do or require
you to do to get your PE or SE, as long as they stay within the legislated
guidelines, is ?legal?.
I am even aware of a case taken all the way to the
State Supreme Court by an applicant for a situation similar to yours in which
the Justices refused to rule or give an opinion because they considered doing
such a violation of the separation of powers.
?in other words, ?Oz has spoken?
D. Matthew Stuart,
P.E. S.E., F.ASCE, SECB
Engineers and Consultants -
200 Route 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:27
Yesterday I was
informed by an official with the licensing board of the State of Utah that
this state does not accept the reciprocity applications from engineers who did
not take the NCEES exams (for example, the CA SE exams are not accepted since
2004). In other words, to become licensed as a Civil or Structural
engineer in Utah, a person like me has to take the examinations
I am wondering -
what would be the underlying wisdom for such decision? Can it possibly
V. Steve Gordin,