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Us CA engineers took the same exams you did. We also had to take 2 more tests to get our PE (Surveying and Seismic). Then we had to sit for another 2 day exam (after 3 more years of work) to get our SE license then pay every two years to maintain both licenses.

The fact that Texas could question my qualifications is laughable (A state where apparently you don't even need to stamp drawings for a large facility where a 1 billion dollar professional sports franchise can hold practices), but I wouldn't be surprised in the least that they would make me sit for the exam again.

The California SE exam now has the NCEES Structural I and II exam and I believe the NCEES SE III exam that washington and CA both use.

Next time you talk out of your ass about our "Non-standard" exams, wipe first.


On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
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