USACE Lt. Gen. Bostick Endorses Professional Certification
Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) was founded in 2004 to be the certification arm of the American Society of Civil Engineers. CEC, in its 11th year of operations, was pleased to hear that Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) is in support of professional certification.
Lt. Gen. Bostick stated, “We will continue to support the Nation and our warfighters with world-class engineering and scientific expertise through these challenging times. In order to do so, it is critical that USACE continues to foster an environment of continuous learning by providing appropriate incentives to encourage our workforce to seek and maintain professional licenses and certification whenever possible within law and regulation.”
The USACE is the most respected governmental engineering organization in the world, having approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Lt. Gen. Bostick added, “I encourage employees to obtain and renew professional credentials, including professional accreditation, professional licenses, certification, and examinations to obtain such credentials. In a budget constrained environment, it is imperative that we use our resources wisely and continue to develop and maintain our technical competencies. Licenses and certifications improve our professional competence and public credibility and promote professional responsibility as individuals and an organization. I encourage you to support employees seeking licenses or certification in their functional areas of expertise.”
To date, three Academies have been created by CEC (ASCE) to offer certifications in their respective fields of civil engineering. The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP), and the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) have certified over 1200 Diplomates. The minimum requirements for the Board certifications are a P.E. license, Master’s degree and at least 10 years of experience.