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Ethics - Practicing Engineering without a Valid License

COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Ethics - Practicing Engineering without a Valid License
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the challenges and obligations involved in the provision of engineering services by individuals lacking a valid license.


This course delves into the intricate and vital subject of unlicensed engineering practice, examining its ethical, legal, and professional consequences. This course also analyzes case studies and provides real life examples.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to all engineers who are interested in learning about the ethical and legal implications of practicing engineering without a valid license.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the Role of Licensing in Engineering
  • Familiarizing with Unlicensed Engineering Practice: Definition and Forms
  • Knowing the Legal Consequences of Unlicensed Engineering Practice
  • Learning about Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Unlicensed Engineers
  • Understanding Reporting and Whistleblower Protections
  • Gaining Lessons and Insights from Past Incidents
  • Recognizing the Impact on Public Safety and Trust
  • Familiarizing with Variations in Licensing Requirements Globally
  • Understanding Unlicensed Practice in Cross-Border Engineering Projects
  • Learning Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Knowing Due Diligence in Cross-Border Projects
  • Understanding the Role of Professional Associations
  • Familiarizing with Regulatory Bodies and Their Functions
  • Investigating Unlicensed Practice
  • Exploring the International Dimensions of Unlicensed Practice
  • Analyzing Case Studies and Real-Life Examples
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Ethics - Practicing Engineering without a Valid License”, prepared by Donald Parnell, P.E.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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