Title 43, Chapter 15, Section 21
(a) The board, or its delegate, in its sole discretion, may issue a
temporary permit to a person who is not a resident of and who has no
established place of business in this state, or who has recently
become a resident thereof, to permit him, in accordance with the
conditions of the temporary permit, to practice or offer to practice
engineering in this state if:
(1) An application for a certificate of registration has been
filed with the board and the fee required by this chapter has been
(2) The applicant is legally qualified to practice such profession
in the state or country of the applicant's residence or former
(3) The requirements and qualifications for obtaining a
certificate of registration in that jurisdiction are not lower
than those specified in this chapter.
(b) An application under subsection (a) of this Code section shall
be made to the board in writing, containing such information and in
the form and manner as shall be prescribed by the board.
(c) The temporary permit shall continue only for such time as the
board requires for the consideration of the application for
registration. The temporary permit shall contain such conditions
with respect to the scope of the permission granted as the board
deems necessary or desirable.
(d) Plans, specifications, plats, and reports issued by a person holding a temporary permit shall bear his signature and a stamp containing his name, business address, and "Georgia Professional Engineer Temporary Permit No. ____." The signature and stamp shall be affixed only in accordance with the requirements of subsection (b) of Code Section 43-15-22.
(e) A person who has obtained a temporary permit and practices in accordance therewith is deemed to be a professional engineer for purposes of this chapter, but a temporary permit shall not be deemed to be a registration under any provision of this chapter, including, by way of illustration and not limitation, Code Section 43-15-23.