I've been doing freelance work for a few months now and a new opportunity has popped up to be a long term 1099 contractor. My question is really focused on P.E. license and a COA. I'm registered in D.C. as a licensed P.E. but I get confused when they mention a "COA" or Certification of Authorization. Do I need a COA in addition to my P.E. license when offering engineering services? I've email the local board but haven't heard back yet, just wanted input from anyone else who may be confused. Also, should I obtain professional liability insurance? If so, how much coverage should I get? I've only done around $2k of work so far, but this new opportunity will be greater amount.
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