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You know in a couple more years they plan on making all state tests 16 hours.. right?!


From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:23 PM
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: License


Every state sets it's own standards and doesn't have to grant comity (although of course other states can "retaliate").


Up until about 20 years ago Texas' standards were considered "too lax" by some states who would not accept the Texas P.E. as acceptable for reciprocity.


If CA continues to insist on administering a nonstandard exam, this is one likely consequence.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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On Jul 22, 2009, at 10:26 AM, "SGE Structural" <sgordin(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Good morning,


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 again.


I am wondering - what would be the underlying wisdom for such decision?  Can it possibly be legal?


V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA