A bill raising the standards for professional engineers in Wisconsin is on its way to Gov. Jim Doyle’s desk.
The bill, which unanimously passed the Senate on Thursday, changes Wisconsin’s licensing procedure for engineers to require four years of study at approved schools, plus four years of experience in preparation for managing projects before taking their professional engineering exam. It was sponsored by state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point.
In a press release Tuesday, Molepske highlighted importance of professional engineers in the state.
“The lives of each and every Wisconsin citizen is affected by the work that they do,” he said, “and it is only common sense that they be well-educated and highly experienced in their engineering specialty before taking on this responsibility.”
The bill originally passed the Assembly in October.