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Ethics - The Perils of Rubberstamping in Engineering

COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Ethics - The Perils of Rubberstamping in Engineering
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course addresses the unethical practice of rubberstamping in the engineering field, where professionals approve projects or documents without thorough review.


This course focuses on the implications, causes, and consequences of rubberstamping, including compromised safety, ethical violations, and legal ramifications. The course aims to prevent rubberstamping by promoting ethical decision-making, emphasizing the importance of thorough evaluations, and highlighting professional responsibilities.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers and other technical professionals who wish to gain knowledge about engineering ethics and specifically explore the unethical phenomenon of rubberstamping.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the definition of rubberstamping in engineering
  • Understanding the ethical implications and standards that govern engineering practices
  • Knowing the causes and triggers that contribute to rubberstamping occurrences
  • Learning about the legal and safety consequences that arise from rubberstamping
  • Exploring case studies that provide real-world examples of rubberstamping incidents
  • Understanding strategies for prevention and promoting ethical decision-making
  • Learning about professional responsibilities and the importance of integrity in engineering
  • Knowing the role of transparency and accountability in combating rubberstamping
  • Understanding methods for mitigating risks associated with rubberstamping
  • Learning how to encourage an ethical culture within engineering organizations
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Ethics - The Perils of Rubberstamping in Engineering”, prepared by Donald Parnell, P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 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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