Engineering Registration - License For What?

by John W. Frazier, (F.ASCE), Managing Partner; Finney & Turnipseed, Topeka, KS,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 103-106

Document Type: Journal Paper


The development of engineering registration in the United States was sponsored and worked for by the ASCE. However, the situation has changed. In selecting a young engineering graduate it is important how he approaches engineering problems, not whether or not he has passed an EIT examination. The cleanliness, character and personality, as well as the professional attitude of the employee is more important than his grade at the EIT examination. The judgment of the faculty advisor of the ASCE Student Chapter is more important than an EIT certificate. The honesty, integrity and engineering accomplishments of an engineer are more important than the number of 8-hr examinations he has passed. The judgment of the Local Qualification Committee, and the Membership Qualification Committee of the ASCE is of greater importance than an engineering license or registration certificate.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Employees | Faculty | Students | Licensure and certification | United States

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