So I passed the Civil PE in April 2015 in California. I also passed the CA specific Surveying exam. However, I have yet to pass the CA specific seismic exam so I am not yet a licensed CE in any state. I recently moved to Tennessee where I would like to obtain my license. There are 2 ways to obtain a license in TN, by exam or by comity. I don't want to apply by exam since I don't want to retake an exam I already passed, but cant apply by comity because they require you to be licensed in another state first. The rep from the TN engineering board said that they are not allowed to accept scores from tests taken in another state. Isn't the NCEES test the same in every state? So I am stuck in this gray area of having passed the PE exam but not being able to get licensed. I see my options as follows:
1. Retake the PE in TN.
2. Pass the seismic exam in CA, get my CA license, then apply by comity to TN. (retaking the seismic exam is something I planned on anyways but wont be able to retake until October)
3. Find another state that will allow me to get my license based on a passing NCEES test score, then apply by comity to TN. (If anyone knows a state that would offer a license based off test score from another state?)
Any advice or input would be appreciated! Thanks!