Approved by the Committee on Licensure on May 12, 2020
Approved by the Public Policy Committee on May 18, 2020
Adopted by the Board of Direction on July 11, 2020


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) endorses, supports and promotes the professional licensure of engineers with appropriate standards for education, experience, examination, continuing professional development and professional conduct to protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public.


ASCE advocates licensure as a professional engineer as necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. The licensure requirements for education, examination, experience and continuing professional development are intended to achieve that purpose.


Professional Engineers are entrusted with the protection and enhancement of the health, safety and welfare of the public. Professional licensure of engineers is an imperative element in achieving these objectives. The potential for weakening of licensing requirements is detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare. ASCE is committed to appropriate and consistent standards for licensure.

This policy has worldwide application
ASCE Policy Statement 130
First Approved pre-1974