Society Opposes Oklahoma Structural Licensure Bill

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NSPE has expressed concern about Oklahoma legislation that would amend the state’s engineering licensure law to permit a structural engineering designation for structural engineers. This change, the Society says, would undermine the existing process for licensing professional engineers in Oklahoma and possibly other jurisdictions.

In a letter to the chair of the Oklahoma engineering licensure board, NSPE President Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE, explained that continued recognition of PE licensure as the defining qualification for practice is critical to guaranteeing the trust and protection of the public. He also noted the defeat of a motion in August that would have protected the structural engineer title and restricted SE practice in the model law published by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Read the complete letter.

Read more on NSPE’s view on licensing by engineering discipline.