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You have to be careful what title you choose so you don't offend anybody. I 
am a licensed engineer with a civil in California and a structural in Hawaii. 
I graduated from college with a "Bachelor Degree in Architectural 
Engineering".

I mainly do structural engineering and for a time I used the title 
"Architectural Engineer" so as not to be confused with doing civil work (that 
being the title given to me on my diploma). I was rudely informed by the 
Architectural Licensing Board that I could not use the title "Architectural 
Engineer" because I was not a licensed architect. I tried to explain to them 
that the word "Architectural" is an adjective and not a noun, the key word 
being "engineer" in this context. The board would not listen to reason so I 
had to change my stationary and telephone listing.

When I got my structural license in Hawaii I thought it would help matters to 
list my business in th yellow pages under "Structural Engineers" with the 
clarification that I was civil licensed in Cal. and structural licensed in 
Hi. This, of coarse, incurred the wrath of the California structural 
engineers because I was not licensed as structural in California. this time 
all I had to do is move my listing to the obscure catagory of "Professional 
Engineers".

I guess my point is there are a lot of bare feet out there and you have to be 
nimble not to step on a few toes.

ECVAL3