You know, a lot of members and posters to this forum are engineers.
I wonder how many of you have your Professional Engineer (P.E.) licenses?
In this case, being a Registered Professional Engineer doesn't mean you simply get PAID to do engineering work.
You have to graduate from an accredited engineering university, take the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, work in industry under another PE for a specified time (usually four years), and take the PE exam for your discipline. There are other ways to earn a PE, but this is the most common.
With a PE, your state recognizes that you have the skills to be an independant engineering consultant, serve as an expert witness on court, sign off on building drawings, etc. You get a cool newsletter every quarter listing all the PE's that have been disciplined for malpractice.
I'm guessing a lot of you Civil Engineers have "P.E." after your name. They are a bit rarer in other disciplines.
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