November 2009

The Portfolio Process: Alternate Licensure Procedure for Professional Engineers

In June 2007, the South Carolina legislature approved a process for licensure of individuals who hold an engineering technology degree.  The "portfolio process” is open until June 30, 2020.  As of September 30, 2009, the Board has licensed 25 individuals, and approximately 43 more have been approved to begin the portfolio process. 

The portfolio process allows technology graduates to demonstrate their experience through submittal of a portfolio of three projects.  Portfolios are reviewed by committees comprised of engineers and professors in that specific discipline; upon acceptance of the portfolio, the applicant is invited for an interview.  The committee makes a recommendation to the Board regarding licensure, and the Board then votes on the application.                        

The Board needs more reviewers for the Portfolio committees!!  If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Missy Jones.  Licensure is required of the practitioners, but professors are not required to be licensed.  Professional development credit is given for the time spent in meetings. 

If you know someone who holds a technology degree and who meets the requirements, please let them know about the Portfolio Process.  Information is available on this website or they may contact Administrator Jan Simpson.