Transferring LSIT to Another State
I’m going to look into this on my own as far as contacting the applicable state board; however, I’d like to hear from you guys.
Has anyone moved during their time as an LSIT, survey intern, etc. and had to transfer your initial “license” to another state? In other words, reciprocity for the LSIT.
Any experience shared would be great. And FYI, I’m in Texas and not sure if I’m going to move and if so, where.
I took the LSIT in California. Took the National in CA, Moved to NE years later. Sat for the state specific in NE. Nobody ever asked where I took the LSIT. I thought it was a National thing? I never understood the term "transferring the LSIT from another jurisdiction", it's not like it allows the licensee to do anything.
I moved states after I got my LSIT, twice technically. Like @husker796 said, no one ever cared where I got it.
Public agencies might have requirements for certain positions that include LSIT designation in that state, but of the seven firms I have worked for, not one of them even brought it up, and I've never heard of someone being denied a position solely because their LSIT was gained out of state.
Come to think of it, I never even checked to see if there was "reciprocity" for the LSIT...
Wyoming accepts any previous state LSIT distinction but that mileage varies on each board for each state. Take it for what it's worth, and I'm following the same idea because I'm likely to move once or twice after I take the FS too.
Some states don't even have LSIT's. All that usually matters is that you have passed the FS. If you plan to become licenced in your new state you will have to meet all their LSIT requirements and their LS requirements regardless.