Threats to Professional Licensure: State List


Legislation requiring the review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. This piece of legislation does not specifically target professional engineers.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: SB 326
Failed upon adjournment on 5/9/2018.

As originally proposed, the measure required the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to conduct a study regarding occupational licensing. However, the substitute exempts licenses issued pursuant to chapter 393 of the general statutes. Licenses in Chapter 393 of the General Statutes include electricians, plumbers, solar, heating, piping and cooling contractors, and swimming pool builders. Professional engineers were not exempted.

NSPE reached out to the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers and collaborated to ensure that engineering licensure was protected in Connecticut.