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Re: P.E. vs certified civil engineer

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>Is Certified Civil Engineer the same as P.E.?
>Another thing, would you write John Smith, Ph.D. CivEng or would you omit 

The P.E. designation is used exclusively for engineers who are licensed 
by the state to offer engineering services to the public at large. The 
P.E. designation is always used when certifying documents. There are a 
number of other designations used for technical specialties, but none 
carry any legal cachet. My own feeling is that conveying authority by 
stringing more than one set of initials after one's name is somewhat 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)