Using P.E., S.E in Virginia
Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:13 AM
would I be able to use S.E. after my name?
VA is not an SE state (yet, as far as I know), so no. You'll just be getting a PE license, same as me here in WI. To use SE after your name, for now you would have to apply for comity from an SE state, which is what I plan to do (IL and NE, not for title, but because I do a bit of work in those states). You'll just be getting your PE license.
That shouldn't be discouraging though - the intent of this new exam is to not only make it more uniform across all states, but that anybody who practices strictly structural really should be taking this one instead of the PE civil since it's more in line with what we do, whether our respective states' regulations have caught up with this intent yet or not. It's coming down the pipeline everywhere if the various state SEA's get their way, anyway. Already has in UT and NE in the last couple years.
Our company's policy (we're strictly a structural firm, and do absolutely nothing else civil-wise) is that even though WI also accepts just the 8-hr PE civil for us technically, we're strongly encouraged to take the 16-hour structural instead for getting our WI PE since it's what we do.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:20 AM
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