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  • Course No.: E – 2065
  • PDH Units: 3

Course No.: E - 2065
PDH Units: 3

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  • Course No.: E – 2065
  • PDH Units: 3

Course No.: E - 2065
PDH Units: 3

Intended Audience: All Engineers.


This in-depth course explores the complex and critical topic of unlicensed engineering practice and its ethical, legal, and professional implications. Designed for licensed professional engineers of all disciplines, as well as those interested in the field of engineering ethics, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of the dilemmas and responsibilities associated with those that practice engineering without a valid license to offer these engineering services.

Skills Gained:

  • Delve into the definition and context of unlicensed engineering practice, including its various forms and consequences within the engineering profession.
  • Explore how unlicensed practice affects the engineering profession, public safety, and the trustworthiness of engineers.
  • Gain insights into the role of licensing in engineering, regulatory bodies, and the specific requirements for professional engineers to obtain and maintain their licenses.
  • Examine different forms of unlicensed practice and real-world examples to understand the breadth and depth of this issue.
  • Analyze the legal consequences of unlicensed practice and the ethical dilemmas faced by unlicensed engineers.
  • Explore the intersection of legal and ethical obligations.
  • Learn how regulatory bodies investigate unlicensed practice, the penalties and sanctions for unlicensed engineers, and the protections for whistleblowers.
  • Explore notable cases of unlicensed engineering practice, extract valuable lessons from past incidents, and understand the impact on public safety and trust.
  • Discover strategies for preventing unlicensed engineering practice, raising awareness, and collaborating with regulatory authorities.
  • Understand the role of continuing education in maintaining licensure, ethical considerations in professional development, and staying informed about regulatory changes.
  • the variations in licensing requirements globally, address unlicensed practice in cross-border engineering projects, and explore international cooperation and standards.

Learning Objectives

At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:
  • Understanding the Role of Licensing in Engineering
  • Unlicensed Engineering Practice: Definition and Forms
  • Legal Consequences of Unlicensed Engineering Practice
  • Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Unlicensed Engineers
  • Reporting and Whistleblower Protections
  • Lessons and Insights from Past Incidents
  • Impact on Public Safety and Trust
  • Variations in Licensing Requirements Globally
  • Unlicensed Practice in Cross-Border Engineering Projects
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Due Diligence in Cross-Border Projects
  • Professional Associations' Role
  • Regulatory Bodies and Their Functions
  • Investigating Unlicensed Practice
  • International Dimensions of Unlicensed Practice
  • Case Studies and Real-Life Examples

Please Join us for our next live interactive presentation tomorrow (Wednesday, 6/5, 2pmET).

Join us next Wednesday, for design and ethical issues that led to the fire failure.
[Live Webinar] “Hold Safety Paramount” to Prevent Loss of Life - the Case of the Ford Pinto Fires.



Ncite Engineering Hub engineering courses & live webinars meet NCEES Guidelines for Professional Engineer licenses renewal in all 50 states.

Ncite Engineering Hub will refund your money if the PDH credits you earn are rejected by your state board for any reason.

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