Accession Number:

ADA282607

Title:

Telecommunications: Issues Concerning Licensing of Telecommunications Engineers and Technicians

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This is a General Accounting Office report on the status of state involvement in the licensing of radio and telecommunications engineers and technicians in the wake of the Federal Communication Commissions FCC elimination of its own program for licensing operators of certain telecommunications equipment. This issue has been raised by the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers NARTE, which is concerned about state licensing statutes governing all professional engineers being enforced against telecommunications engineers. This fact sheet addresses FCCs past involvement in licensing operators section 1, states enforcement of professional engineering statutes section 2, views on states actions by various affected organizations section 3, and discussion of a proposal to preempt state jurisdiction section 4. GAO contacted nine states where NARTE and others we spoke with claimed that activity against telecommunications engineers had occurred

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE