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International Engineering Registration from the US

International Engineering Registration from the US

International Engineering Registration from the US

(OP)
My firm may have the opportunity to do a few projects internationally.  Projects may include China, Russia, Niger, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible for a U.S. engineer to obtain any type of reciprocal agreement with any of these countries?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from all y'all.

(I'm from the South if y'ain't figured that out yet.)

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I don't know much about statistics, but I do know that if something has a 50-50 chance of going wrong, 9 times out of 10 it will.  Author unknown

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

I think you will find that most of these countries dont have the equivalent of a PE so probably no registration required.

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

For those particular countries, do you really think the governing criteira for selction of a winner bidder is related to engineering qualifications?

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

(OP)
Actually, I am not concerned with selection of a winning bidder.  My firm has a niche market that we cater to and we have been selected by the clients to do the jobs.  

And, YES, we were selected because of engineering qualifications.

I just want to make sure we have the proper licensing to not get into "hot water" with the governments.

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I don't know much about statistics, but I do know that if something has a 50-50 chance of going wrong, 9 times out of 10 it will.  Author unknown

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

62hog,

Love the quote- so true due to murphys law.

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

I have completed several projects not exactly in Niger, but in neighboring  Nigeria. Never such question have been raised. The only important point was to win the contract (one or another way smile )!
Same was applicable also for Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq and Albania - in all these countries we never have been asked to prove our qualification.

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RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

I think for most countries, the most important thing is that you are registered in your own country. If they wish to confirm your qualifications then they can contact the PE registration board in your country to confirm.

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

Here is the first place to start - Register with United States Council for International Engineering Practice
http://www.usciep.org/

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RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

(OP)
Rich2001,

I was not aware of this organization.  Thanks for the insight.

To Everyone else,

Thanks for your help.

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I don't know much about statistics, but I do know that if something has a 50-50 chance of going wrong, 9 times out of 10 it will.  Author unknown

RE: International Engineering Registration from the US

If you want to go and work in these countries as a direct hire for one of their major oil/gas/petrochemical companies e.g. Saudi Aramco or KNPC, then you will have to have your educational documents accredited or notarised by a government approved authority - there is nothing sinister in this, they just want properly qualified people and not someone with a degree that they bought.

If your home (US) based company want you to go overseas on their behalf (and will be paying you from their own resources) then the checks will be less rigorous - you may however find that the international clients wish to see resumes/educational qualifications at the bid level

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