Threats to Professional Licensure: State List


Executive order requiring review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. The executive order does not specifically target professional engineers.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Governor ordered on 10/24/2017.

Governor Tom Wolf issued an executive order in October 2017 for specific boards and commissions, including the State Board for Professional Engineers, to undertake a critical and comprehensive review of the processes, fees, training, and continuing education requirements for occupational and professional licensure. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs will prepare a report for each type of professional and occupational license under review. The report will include information regarding the number of other states which require a license for each professional or occupational license, the national and regional averages for training requirements, fees, and continuing education requirements. The Commissioner will then submit the report to the Governor, the Secretary of Policy and Planning, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth no later than 180 days from the establishment of the advisory group or 210 days from the effective date of this Executive Order, whichever is sooner.  NSPE and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers are collaborating to ensure that professional engineers are not negatively impacted.