Pennsylvania Bill to Aid Surveying Students

The Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law allows engineering students who have completed two years of a four year curriculum to sit for the Engineer-in-Training exam. Their certificate is not issued until they can show proof of graduation. Current law does not allow surveying students to do this, and as a result the Registration Board reqquires candidates for the Surveyor-in-Training (S.I.T.) exam to have graduated even before they apply to take the exam. Often surveying students don't get their certificaet for almost a year after graduation or they are forced to take the exam outside of Pennsylvania.

On December 4, 2001 House Bill 2207 was introduced by Rep. Craig A. Dally (R-Monroe, Northampton) with 25 co-sponsors. The bill would allow a student to take the S.I.T. exam in their senior year of college. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Professional Licensure and as yet has received no formal action.

The bill was passed in the House on April 16, 2002 and was referred to the Senate. The bill was in the Senate Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations as of June 28, 2002.

Copies of HB 2207 are available from PSLS or at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/ALL/2001/0/HB2207.HTM.