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Board-certified coastal, ocean, port and navigation engineers demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise that sets them apart in the field.

Benefits of coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering board certification

  • Recognizes leaders in the coastal, ocean, port and navigation engineering profession.
  • Widely respected by clients, employers, peers, and the public.
  • Demonstrates expertise in specific coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering areas and a commitment to staying up to date with new technology.
  • Reflects a strong dedication to professionalism, ethics, and continuous professional development.
  • Board-certified engineers may qualify for an additional discount on liability insurance through ASCE, saving 5 to 7.5%.

Become a Board Certified Coastal, Ocean, Port, or Navigation Civil Engineer

The Bodies of Knowledge (BOKs) for Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation engineering

CEC Board Certified Engineer Directory & Events

CEC’s Coastal, Ocean, Port, Navigation Board Certification programs are administered by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers.

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"Our engineers and specialists at Dar are experts in top international standards and industry best practices, and we hire engineers with a wide range of world-class international certifications, prominently including those certified in coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering from the CEC-ACOPNE."

Ahmed Sayed Mohamed

"I lead a large engineering group responsible for coastal, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Quality of engineering work is one of my biggest concerns when delivering critical infrastructure. I count on board certified engineers to have the right expertise to safely and responsibly deliver quality projects for our nation."

Rob Thomas

"A client told me that I was their only expert witness whose expertise was not challenged in a litigation. When opposing attorneys saw my Board Certifications in Navigation Engineering and Coastal Engineering, they immediately conceded that I was qualified."

William H. McAnally

Contact us

For questions on board certification, please contact
Jennifer Hofmann
Director, CEC
Frank Kim
Program Manager, CEC