Discussion Thread

  • 1.  Refusing to Sign PE Hours

    Posted 15 days ago
    A colleague of mine told me that a prior company of theirs didn't want to sign off on their PE hours.
    I'm not certain how or why a company would do that so I wanted to ask this forum.

    What would prevent you or a company from signing off on an employee's PE hours?

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    Daniel Bressler EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer
    Brooklyn NY
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  • 2.  RE: Refusing to Sign PE Hours

    Posted 10 days ago
    I don't know why

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    Jaron Rodriguez S.M.ASCE
    Cedar Lake IN
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  • 3.  RE: Refusing to Sign PE Hours

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hey Daniel,

    The only professional reason I could think of is if someone were to grossly misrepresent the work they performed under the PE being asked to sign. At that point, I would likely offer to do so after it was revised to more accurately. However, we're all human, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that occasionally more petty reasons arise such as "you quit working for our company and we're upset about that and are going to choose to try to punish you for moving on."

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    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
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  • 4.  RE: Refusing to Sign PE Hours

    Posted 10 days ago
    Typically, the sign off is for the individual that has some direct knowledge of the hours in question. There are some challenges that can arise when the individual for which you did all the work is no longer employed by the company.
    As a licensed engineer, I have recently been in the position of having to ask my last known acting supervisors to verify work projects, but not necessarily specific hours, for NCEES.

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    James Williams P.E., M.ASCE
    Principal/Owner
    POA&M Structural Engineering, PLC
    Yorktown, VA
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