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From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Dec 8 18:57:26 2000

On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:

> > In most of the US, putting "engineer" near your name doesn't require that
> > you hold an engineering certification. For instance, my official title
> > at my day job is "senior software engineer" but I've never taken a single
> > software nor engineering course, much less certification exam, in my life.
> False. In most states of the U.S., if you represent yourself as an engineer
> of any kind, and you are not a licensed engineer, you are committing a
> crime, albeit a misdemeanor.

In some states at least, that is only true if you try to market your
talents directly on the open market. If you work for an organization
who does the marketing you can call yourself whatever you want - except
for Registered Professional Engineer.
                                                 - don
> Texas is leading the nation in trying to change this.
> -dq
Received on Fri Dec 08 2000 - 18:57:26 GMT

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