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About Specialty Certification

Specialty certification complements the goals of ASCE through: 

 •Developing Leadership—through the promotion of specialty certification as a vehicle for post-licensure professional development.
 •Advancing Technology—through the development of specialized bodies of knowledge for utilization during the certification process.  

 •Advocating Lifelong Learning—through the requirement of on-going professional development in the recertification process after achieving licensure and professional experience. 

 •Promoting the Profession—through the provision of specialty certification as a broadly recognized, specialized credential in the practice of civil engineering. 

Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) was created in 2004 by the ASCE Board of Direction to provide a mechanism for the post-licensure certification of the various specialties within civil engineering.  Accreditation is a voluntary process used to assure the quality of certification programs. In the U.S., two main organizations accredit engineering related certification programs:

 The American Standards Institute (ANSI) 
 The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)
ASCE is an ANSI recognized Standards Developing Organization (SDO) and is a CESB Affiliate Member.