Working in a profession that requires a license means that your every move will be under scrutiny. Professional boards review licenses, behavior and other issues that arise in their professions in order to keep license holders responsible. When license holders violate terms of their licensure, or fail to follow the rules of their profession, they could lose that license. Transferring a license is also important when the professional decides to move.
When it comes to working as an engineer, you don't necessarily need a license in order to work as one, but a license affords you more opportunities in your career than working without one. Most states do not have a reciprocity rule for engineering licenses either. Which means you likely have to apply for a new license upon moving and that you won't be able to transfer your current one.
If you need to apply for an engineering license in Ohio, it's best you do so a couple of months prior to your move to the state. This will ensure that the license is approved and in your possession by the time you arrive in Cleveland for your first day on a new job. Obviously, being informed you are being transferred or promoted can put you behind the eight ball when it comes to getting the license.
State licensing in the engineering profession is the highest level of accreditation engineers can obtain in their careers. This can only be obtained after four years of work experience and passing the Principles and Practices of Engineering exam within their branch.
If you are planning to move to the state of Ohio, contact our firm to discuss your situation and how we can help you complete a successful license transfer.