How Licensing Your Engineers Can Benefit Your Firm
Benefits of Licensing Your Engineers
Boost the Authority of Your Firm
Protect Your Practice
Many states now have imposing civil penalties against unlicensed individuals for violating engineering state regulations. This could mean that your firm may be held responsible for violating these regulations, too. Get ahead of these potential penalties by putting a plan into action for licensing your engineers.
Increase Your Ability to Submit Plans
Only licensed engineers may prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans to public authorities for approval. The more licensed engineers you have, the more resources you have available for these submissions.
Meet State Regulations
Your firm may need to obtain a Certificate of Authority (COA). 37 states require engineering firms to obtain a COA from the state engineering board. Obtaining a COA is dependant on employing qualified licensed engineers. If a responsible, licensed engineer leaves your firm, you must notify the state engineering board within a specified time. If most of your engineers are already licensed, you will be able to appoint a replacement quickly and avoid license forfeiture.
Retain and Recruit the Best Engineers
Between 2016 and 2024, an additional 130,300 engineers will be needed across all disciplines, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With competition growing, firms need to start looking at ways to attract and retain engineers. Retaining your best employees and recruiting new engineers will become easier when you support them with their career goals.
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What steps can my firm take to license engineers?
Licensing your engineers doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. If your firm doesn’t have a lot of time or resources to devote to career development, it doesn’t mean that offering effective FE, PE, and SE exam support is out of the question. Something small that you can do right away is to pay the exam fees for engineers who are preparing for an exam or provide alternative schedules to allow for adequate study and prep time.
PPI’s Corporate Training Solution Offers Low-Cost, Comprehensive Prep
PPI offers corporate training programs to give your unlicensed engineers access to prep courses and materials to make sure they are completely prepared for their FE, PE, or SE exam. Our corporate programs offer a passing guarantee, open access for one low fee, and hundreds of time-tested and proven exam prep materials from PPI and revered author, Michael R. Lindeburg, PE.