Licensure: Toward Technical Competence and Ethical Professionalism


Licensure as a professional engineer is an investment in your future, and can be a beneficial — and even necessary — credential.

This article describes the professional licensure process for chemical engineers, including the benefits of licensure, the requirements for taking the exam, and strategies for preparing to take the exam. It also discusses what a registered professional engineer must do to maintain his or her license, as well as the role of engineering boards in licensure and impending changes surrounding the examinations themselves.


Author Bios: 

Cory Jensen

Areas of Expertise Chemical, Biological, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering; design, evaluation and analysis of these systems, including policy frameworks, with interests in extending traditional design principles. Examples include: utilizing design for the environment principles, sustainability pedagogy particularly using science-technology-society perspectives, and that involve innovation! Research Projects Experience Optoelectronic Biosensors, Environmental Field Work, Process (bio and traditional chemical) Modeling, Biogas Technologies and Policy...Read more

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