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Policy Statement 130 - Licensure of Professional Engineers

Approved by the Engineering Practice Policy Committee on March 31, 2011

Approved by the Public Policy Committee on May 13, 2011

Adopted by the Board of Direction on July 30, 2011

 

Policy

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) endorses, supports, and promotes the licensure of Professional Engineers with necessary standards for education, experience, examination, and continuing professional development.  ASCE also supports the establishment of rules of professional conduct for engineers consistent with the Society’s Code of Ethics to guide licensees in their practice.

 

Issue

The intent of licensure is to identify those individuals who possess the necessary qualifications to practice engineering.  Licensure is essential to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare in matters pertaining to engineering.  Because of the licensing process, the public can have confidence in the professional competency and conduct of licensed Professional Engineers.

 

Rationale

ASCE is dedicated to the enhancement of the welfare of humanity.  Professional licensure of engineers is an imperative element in the protection of the public health and safety.  ASCE is committed to effective licensure.         

 

ASCE Policy Statement 130 

First Approved pre-1974