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We will accept passage of the SE II exam, as long as you have also passed a state specific SE III exam.  If you have only taken the SE I and SE II exams (administered prior to April 2011), you will have to take the NCEES 16-hour lateral and vertical structural exam to be considered for a structural license. 

No, but if you submit an application to the Washington Board, you will be required to come to Washington to take the exam.

The review and processing time for structural engineering applications, whether by exam or comity, is fully dependent upon the quality and thoroughness of the experience descriptions provided by the applicant. Every completed application is reviewed by a committee of the Board at meetings scheduled approximately every 2 months. After that review you will be notified of the decision.

You need to demonstrate 2 years of progressive structural design experience in addition to the 8 years of experience required for registration as a professional engineer in Washington State. These 2 years should be progressive in difficulty and magnitude; demonstrating sufficient breadth and scope, and be reflective of your ability to design and apply engineering principles where your judgments and decisions are trusted and relied upon. The experience must contain structural design for a building structure or non-building structure designed in Seismic Design Category D or above and/or bridges with a total span (end to end) of 200 feet.