Who May Use Engineering Titles. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ACT §6704
Licensed Mechanical Engineer
To become a professionally licensed engineer, one must complete a rigorous set of requirements to prove his competency, not only in his engineering skills, but also in standards and codes.
Having a mechanical professional engineering (P.E.) license gives an engineer the credentials to prove their abilities and earn the trust of those around them, including prospective clients. Additionally, there are some functions that only a licensed engineer can practice:
The preparation and sign and seal of engineering drawings or plans, and the ability to submit these to a public authority for approval
Approve and seal engineering projects for private or public clients
At Glew Engineering, we recognize the importance of professional engineers, and our team provides licensed mechanical engineering services. Not only are we knowledgeable in the standards for safety and design, but we are also available for code review. We are happy to provide engineering services where a licensed mechanical engineer in California is required.
Additionally, Glew Engineering provides top finite element analysis and modeling (FEA & FEM) by a professional engineer, including multiphysics, stress analysis and fluid dynamics.
For example the PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ACT (Business and Professions Code §§ 6700 – 6799) INCLUDES AMENDMENTS MADE DURING THE 2010 LEGISLATIVE SESSION (Effective January 1, 2011, unless otherwise noted) CHAPTER 7. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, describes who may use certain practice titles.
6704. Defines who may use engineer titles
(a) In order to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare, no person shall practice civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering unless appropriately licensed or specifically exempted from licensure under this chapter, and only persons licensed under this chapter shall be entitled to take and use the titles “consulting engineer,” “professional engineer,” or “registered engineer,” or any combination of those titles or abbreviations thereof, and according to licensure with the board the engineering branch titles specified in Section 6732, or the authority titles specified in Sections 6736 and 6736.1, or the title “engineer-in-training.”
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ACT
For more information on the definition of a professional engineer and professional engineering services, refer to the Professional Engineers Act of the California Business and Professions Code.