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DanB_Tiffin Wrote: Dec 25, 2013 10:49 AM
One has to pass tests in order to become a professional registered engineer. No one off the street or with a bachelors in ethnic studies has any hope in he!! of passing those tests. I do not see it as hampering those who are for real, only as a barricade for the phonies. That is engineering, it can be different for other professions. How much protection do people need from the phonies? How much of that protection must come from a/the government entity?
rfriedman Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 7:44 AM
Tht 'registered engineer' only applies to certain areas in civil engineering. Areas that are primarily concerned with large buildings. It does not apply to most other engineering areas. For example your aircraft designers, your ocean liners, or even your automobile. Nor to any aspect of the computer you are using with the Internet.
scott s. Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 3:49 PM
It applies to anyone offering services as an "engineer". There are exceptions for persons working under the supervision of an employer. My state recognizes seven engineering fields for licensing.
Schadenfreude Wrote: Dec 25, 2013 11:07 PM
I took a "qualification test" for a federal "uncivil service" position once. The first three questioned were: 1. Are you a minority? 2. Are you a female? 3. Are you a veteran? Since I could not (honestly) answer any of those yes, I could have gotten the remaining 72 questions perfect and still failed. I answered the first three no and then left.