Item (a)(1) requires a college degree, and item (c)(2) does not allow you to count, as the required experience, the time you spend working as an electrician.§ 1001.302. License Eligibility Requirements
(a) An applicant for a license under this chapter must submit evidence satisfactory to the board showing at least that the applicant has:
(1) graduated from:
(A) an engineering curriculum approved by the board as having satisfactory standing; or
(B) an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the board under Paragraph (A);
(2) passed the examination requirements prescribed by the board; and
(3) engaged in the active practice of engineering for at least:
(A) four years, if the applicant graduated from a curriculum described by Subdivision (1)(A); or
(B) eight years, if the applicant graduated from a curriculum described by Subdivision (1)(B).
(b) To satisfy the requirement of Subsection (a)(3), an applicant must submit a specific record showing engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of that work.
(c) For purposes of determining an applicant’s qualifications under Subsection (a)(3), the board may not consider as active practice in engineering work:
(1) engineering teaching;
(2) the mere execution, as a contractor, of work designed by an engineer; or
(3) the supervision, as a foreman or superintendent, of the construction of work designed by an engineer.
(d) A person is not eligible to be licensed as an engineer unless the person is of good character and reputation.
(e) A person who has the necessary license qualifications described by this chapter is eligible for the license regardless of whether the person is practicing at the time the person applies for the license.
I don't believe that is an option at all. Here is a quote from the Texas Engineering Practice Act and Rules Concerning the Practice of Engineering and Professional Engineering Licensure: Item (a)(1) requires a college degree, and item (c)(2) does not allow you to count, as the required experience, the time you spend working as an electrician.
Although (c)(2) and (3) do seem to leave open the possibility that if you are an EC rather than just an electrician you might be able to take credit for both the design and the execution of projects for which you also did the design rather than just working to the design of an engineer.
At least credit for those hours you spent designing?
This is a point well taken. Only 30 - 40% of degreed engineers pass the NCEES electrical PE exam in any given year.Be that as it may, I believe that the chances of an electrician passing the PE exam are very small, no offense intended. An engineering education requires the study of a broad range of concepts, many of which an electrician would never come in contact with.
I looked up the requirements. They are quoted below. The source is the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 18.43.040. As I read it, a BS-EET could count as 2 of the required 8 years of experience. They still require five letters of recommendation, three of which must come from PEs.I attempted to get mine in Washington state 20+ years ago. At that time because my degree was a BS-EET, not BS-EE, I needed letters of recommendation from three existing PEs. . . . Maybe it's different now, charlie b, do you know?
(1) The following will be considered as minimum evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is qualified for registration as a professional engineer, engineer-in-training, professional land surveyor, or land-surveyor-in-training, respectively:
(a)(i) As a professional engineer: A specific record of eight years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board and indicating that the applicant is competent to practice engineering; and successfully passing a written or oral examination, or both, in engineering as prescribed by the board.
(ii) Graduation in an approved engineering curriculum of four years or more from a school or college approved by the board as of satisfactory standing shall be considered equivalent to four years of such required experience. The satisfactory completion of each year of such an approved engineering course without graduation shall be considered as equivalent to a year of such required experience. Graduation in a curriculum other than engineering from a school or college approved by the board shall be considered as equivalent to two years of such required experience. However, no applicant shall receive credit for more than four years of experience because of undergraduate educational qualifications. The board may, at its discretion, give credit as experience not in excess of one year, for satisfactory postgraduate study in engineering.
Has anyone been able to take the PE exam having a master electrician license but no engineering degree?
If so can you tell me how you were able to get the waiver?