How many retired surveyors keep their license active?
I'm interested in anyone's thoughts on why or why not to keep your license upon retirement, including various memberships.
I will be "officially retired" on January 1, 2020. By "officially" I mean that I will have ZERO current licenses. I let my Wyoming expire years ago, my Utah earlier this year, and my Nevada next week.
Although this will limit my options in the coming years, I don't really care. Plus, I was tired of all of the "continuing education" crap, and the related expenses.
If you aren't making money with it, the renewal and CEU costs will be painful, but the possibility you might want to use it again lingers.
Fortunately, Iowa has an Inactive status so the license doesn't expire and make you start over. That renewal costs $40 every 2 years. To reactivate you need the CEU credits and normal fee.
My PE license has been inactive for a long time, and I have to admit it is only for bragging rights I pay the $40.
I hope FL has a similar option.
The other consideration ie insurance. Do you have to keep paying to be covered for past actions?
I let my Tennessee license lapse 10 years ago. My Georgia LS and PE licenses are still active until 12-31-2020. The only (well almost) reason I have kept them active is that I worked long and hard to get them and don't want to just give them up. I may just let mine go after 2020.
Will probably keep it up until they bury me unless I live a heck of a lot longer than anticipated. Like Andy, I worked long and hard to get them and don't want to just give them up.