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The title you're allowed to use depends on what jurisdiction you fall under.  In
some states you can't used the title "engineer" at all unless you are a graduate
of an ABET acredited engineering program.  I believe there are also states (New
York?) where you can't use the engineer title unless you are a PE.  In Indiana
(where I am) the only restriction is on the use of "PE".  Although I don't
necessarily think this demeans the profession, it does add to the misperception
the public has regarding what engineers do (I love it when people ask me if I
drive trains).

Please accept my apology on my earlier email.  I did not realize that I could
not say I was a structural engineer, EIT, when I am only an EIT.  I thought it
was okay to use the term as long as one said EIT too, I did not know that I am
not suppose to say it at all.  I have a MS in structural engineering, and 2
years experience, but  I always thought P.E. was the only reserved title.  I am
very sorry if I offended anyone.  I did not intend to misrepresent myself.  In
case anyone is worried, I have NEVER and would never EVER sign any drawings or
legal documents as anything other than Assistant Engineer.  I just thought this
was an informal survey.  Thanks for pointing it out, I should not use the term
loosely.  My question to everyone though is:  if I pass the Civil Engineering
P.E. exam (I have been told that they don't have a Structural Engineering exam
in Pennsylvania anymore), and I do structural engineering work, am I still not
allowed to say I am a structural engineer because I passed the Civil Engineering
P.E.exam instead?  If so, I know a lot of people who are violating that rule.

Nicole M. Stoudt