Mandatory Continuing Education: A Legislative Myth?

by Arthur T. Nielsen, Partner; Jansen & Rogan, New Haven, Conn.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 2, Pg. 34-36

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The case against state enforcement of continuing education for engineers is presented. It is argued that engineers who wish to remain competitive and successful in their field will seek professional growth through continuing education without legislated requirements. It is also argued that mandatory continuing education will increase costs to state registration boards as they monitor compliance with the law. Statistics show that strong evidence of natural nonlegislated educational growth both in increased available courses and increased enrollment.

Subject Headings: Continuing education | State laws | Professional development | Engineering profession

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