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Engineering License

Why should an Engineer become licensed? by Art
Posted: 21 Aug 00

An Engineer should become licensed for several reasons:
1.  A Professional Engineering license is a good credential to have on your resume.  The Engineering license has been in existence in Michigan since the early 20th century.
2.  An Engineer can more easily become a partner in an Engineering consulting firm if he/she is licensed.
3.  If an Engineer retires from a large firm in her/his early 50s (age), he/she can start an incorporated Engineering consulting firm.
4.  A licensed Engineer can obtain professional liability insurance.
5.  An Engineering license may benefit you in the new global economy.
6.  Your credibility as a expert witness (in court) is greatly improved.
7.  The industrial (and other) exemption may not endure throughout your entire career.

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