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Ethics, Professionalism, and Disciplinary Actions: Case Studies

Mark P. Rossow, PhD, PE Retired

Course Outline

This one-hour online course introduces the scope and practice of a state licensing board through the use of case studies: examination of ten actual enforcement decrees issued by the board.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

Intended Audience

This course is intended primarily for any engineers seeking to deepen their understanding of what constitutes ethical and professional engineering behavior.

Benefit to Attendees

An attendee of this course will be familiar with the actual operation of state agencies responsible for enforcing laws governing professional engineering. 

Course Introduction

Engineering ethical behavior and behavior meeting standards of professionalism are enforced in part by state licensing agencies.  Familiarity with actual enforcement decisions of licensing agencies leads to greater awareness of how professional standards are enforced in practice.

Course Content

This course is based on the study of ten Stipulation and Order decrees from a state agency responsible for licensing engineers.

Ethics, Professionalism, and Disciplinary Actions: Case Studies

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Course Summary

Case studies of actual disciplinary actions for violation of professional engineering licensing laws are presented.  The activities and responsibilities of a state licensing agency are made clear through the fact-finding process and the specific enforcement actions taken.

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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.