Why Board Certification?
Today's complex engineering projects demand more than just a general knowledge of engineering practice - they require the special expertise that is gained only through years of experience.
If you are a licensed engineer with at least eight years of full-time environmental engineering experience, the next logical step in your career development is to be board-certified in your specialty and to become a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE).
If you are an environmental scientist with at least eight years of full-time environmental science experience, the next logical step in your career development is to be board-certified in your specialty and to become a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES).
The BCEE, BCEEM*, and BCES titles are internationally recognized as premium credentials that are awarded to experienced professionals who have demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of specialization.
Some of the benefits of becoming Board Certified include:
- Objective testimony to your special expertise and level of proficiency beyond that which is required to practice as a professional engineer (P.E. license not required to become a BCEEM or BCES)
- A biographical listing as Board Certified in Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science® - the recognized guide to the current leaders in environmental engineering and environmental science;
- Participation in programs that encourage the hiring of Board Certified individuals through distribution of the Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science® and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook
- Complimentary subscription to the Environmental Engineer and Scientist, the quarterly periodical of AAEES that focuses on environmental engineering and environmental science history, professional practice issues, and environmental policy;
- Discounted entry fees for the annual Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science competition, which provides public recognition of quality environmental engineering and environmental science projects and programs; and
- Exciting opportunities to participate in advancing the state-of-the-art of the environmental engineering and science professions through participation in Academy committees.