Business and Professional Practices
Full Session without Abstracts
For a number of years now, the Structural Engineering Licensure Coalition (SELC) has been
working with the support of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), the National Council of
Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA), the Structural Engineering Certification Board
(SECB), and the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) to promote Structural
Engineering Licensure in all jurisdictions. Several jurisdictions in the United States and territories
require SE licensure for many professional activities, including recent enactment in Oklahoma,
but many others do not.
SEI, through the Futures Fund, sponsored research into verifiable evidence supporting structural
licensure to eliminate false argument and develop a solid rationale. SECB promotes licensure
and issues certification to engineers who demonstrate the qualifications to serve as structural
engineers and maintain a comprehensive commitment to continuing education that meets or
exceeds the requires for structural engineering licensure in most jurisdictions. NCSEA and CASE
committees are also actively promoting structural licensure.
This will be a panel discussion with relatively short presentations by four speakers, each taking a
role in the general debate as follows:
Panelist advocating for SE Licensure: Jared Brewe
Panelist advocating for SE Certification: Ed DePaola
Panelist advocating for PE + Code of Ethics as sufficient: Craig Barnes
Panelist describing where the issue of SE licensure stands now: Alan Kirkpatrick
Moderator: Don Dusenberry
Audience participation will follow.