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assuming they are able to pass the test and have the experience, why might an engineer choose not to be licensed?

The only reason I could think of not being licensed is that in some states (and more states are being added every year) is that PEs are required to take continued education classes. I am currently licensed in OH, PA, MI, MD, and NC and working on getting licensed in VA and NJ. Currently, only one of these states requires me to take continued education classes. Next year, either OH or PA ( I forget which one) will also require me to take the classes.

My employer requires me to seal plans, and therefore requires me to have the licenses. When one of the younger engineers passes the exam, we typically give them a $5,000 raise.
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