COFPAES Promotes Value of A/E Licensing

“Licensing of A/E professionals is critical to public health, welfare, and safety. All 50 states (and the territories) license the design professions, including your home state of Missouri. Licensing in architecture began in 1897 and in engineering and surveying in 1907.  It is important to note that licensing of A/E practitioners is not uniquely American, as similar programs are in place in numerous nations around the world. This demonstrates the longstanding importance of a system for assuring the public that practitioners have met the requisite education, experience, and examination to engage in professional practice.”