Certification is the recognition of attaining advanced knowledge and skills in a specialty area of civil engineering. ASCE offers certifications for engineers who demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in their area of engineering.
Take the next step in your career today and get board certified in:
Minimum requirements include:
In addition to board certifications, professionals in engineering or related fields can obtain:
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
professional designation programs also recognize accomplishments, career experience, and education achieved by professionals in the engineering industry.
ASCE certifications are overseen by Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. and are accredited by
Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
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. CEC will partner, where appropriate, with other professional
organizations to implement specialty certification. Specialty certification complements the goals of the ASCE through:
Certifications within the engineering and scientific community have demonstrated substantial benefits to individual participants, clients, and the public. These benefits include:
Individual certification programs are developed by Academies within CEC with the participation of the appropriate ASCE Institute or technical unit.
CEC led the efforts in creating its first Academy, the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) and the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification in October 2004. The CEC began its second Academy, the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) and the Diplomate, Geotechnical
Engineering (D.GE) certification in October 2008. The third CEC Academy, the Academy of Coastal Ocean Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) was launched in October 2009 and has four Diplomate certifications: Diplomate, Coastal Engineer (D.CE), Diplomate, Ocean Engineer (D.OE), Diplomate, Port Engineer
(D.PE), and Diplomate, Navigation Engineer (D.NE).
The CEC is led by the CEC Board of Directors. The 2019-2020 CEC Board of Directors is:
For additional information on CEC and its Academies, contact
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