Engineering in Georgia

If you are a Professional Engineer (PE) registered in Georgia and your practice includes structural design, you may qualify for the state's new Structural Engineer (SE) designation, without taking any additional tests. But your last chance to be grandfathered into the SE program expires on December 31.

Although the SE designation was signed into law this past summer, there were several delays in implementation due to COVID-19, and the correct form was not available until December 14. The Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) has done a great job of summarizing the requirements, but the bottom line is you have to download, fill-out, and sign an affidavit, then get it notarized and mail it with payment by December 31, 2020.

The requirements for grandfathering are summarized in a SEAOG's flowchart. SEAOG also has a detailed article about the new designation and registration procedure. If you need more information. there are FAQs about the new SE designation here.

Note that grandfathering applies only to engineers that are already registered in Georgia, but the SE requirement will apply to the design of all “Designated Structures” in Georgia starting on January 1, 2020. This will not apply to delegated designs such as cold-formed steel framing or trusses, as long as the engineer of record on a Designated Structure is a Georgia SE.

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