SELC Positions

SELC has been formed to champion the cause of structural engineering licensure and to build a consensus among all stakeholders. SELC has adopted the following positions:

SELC endorses the Model Law Structural Engineer (MLSE)[RW1]  standard developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)[RW2]  in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) consensus process[RW3]  as establishing the minimum set of qualifications for a licensed Structural Engineer (S.E.).

SELC advocates that jurisdictions require S.E. licensure for anyone who provides structural engineering services for significant structures. SELC recommends that each licensing board adopt rules to define appropriate thresholds for these structures.

SELC recognizes that, when S.E. licensure is enacted in each jurisdiction, it is important to ensure that an equitable transition process, as defined by the licensing board, is available for any individual who has been practicing structural engineering as a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).

SELC encourages all jurisdictions to incorporate these provisions into their current engineering licensure laws, adapting them to their unique individual situations. SELC supports the modification of existing P.E. statutes and regulations to implement S.E. licensure as a post-P.E. credential.