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.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Regulatory
Bill Number: Executive Order 2017-03
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.

On June 11, 2018, the Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs released the report.  The report includes 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. 

NSPE and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers are collaborating to ensure that professional engineers are not negatively impacted.