RedVector RV-11534

A Professional Engineer's Standard of Care

A Professional Engineer's Standard of Care

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-11534

SME: Dave Adams

The public has the right to expect that professional engineers will exercise their knowledge and skill in a manner consistent with good moral behavior. In this interactive online course, we will explore the ethical requirement for professional engineers to meet an agreed-upon standard of care. We will discuss this standard of care and explore the importance of ethical behavior and ethical practice in terms of our responsibility to the public.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the breadth and depth of a legal standard of care 
  • Recognize your professional duty to the public 
  • Identify characteristics of behavior that define one's moral attitudes 
  • Examine strategies to improve your technical and personal growth 
  • Demonstrate a stronger appreciation for the profession
Dave Adams has been practicing structural engineering since graduation from the University of California, San Diego in 1990. He is currently a Principal Associate with BWE in San Diego, CA, and continues to serve as a subject matter expert for the California engineer's licensing board (BPELSG). He regularly designs and details structures of all materials and collaborates with other engineers and draftspersons. Dave also investigates structural failures or damage for a variety of building types and has written comprehensive reports to summarize findings and retrofit recommendation. Mr. Adams is actively involved in the engineering community through committee membership, paper publication, and student mentoring.
State Licenses
AK - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
AL - Engineer (General)
AR - Engineer (General)
Canada - Quebec Engineer (General)
DE - Engineer (Ethics (maximum of 6 hours))
FL - Engineer (Ethics - 0009980)
Accreditation: FBPE Approved Provider 33
GA - Engineer (General)
IA - Engineer (Ethics)
ID - Engineer (General)
IL - Engineer, Professional (Ethics, General)
IL - Engineer, Structural (Ethics, General)
IN - Engineer (Ethics - CE21800018)
KS - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
KY - Engineer (General)
LA - Engineer (Ethics)
MD - Engineer (Ethics)
ME - Engineer (General)
MI - Engineer (General)
MN - Engineer (Ethics)
MO - Engineer (General)
MS - Engineer (Ethics)
MT - Engineer (General)
NC - Engineer (General)
ND - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
NE - Engineer (Ethics)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
NH - Engineer (General)
NJ - Engineer (Ethics - 24GP000006300)
NM - Engineer (Ethics)
NV - Engineer (General)
NY - Engineer (Ethics - NYS Sponsor #133)
Accreditation: RedVector is the approved provider of this course offering. RedVector has changed its name and is now operating as Vector Solutions.
OH - Engineer (General)
OK - Engineer (General)
OR - Engineer (General)
PA - Engineer (General)
PR - Engineer (General)
SC - Engineer (General)
SD - Engineer (General)
TN - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
TX - Engineer (Ethics)
UT - Engineer (General)
VA - Engineer (General)
VT - Engineer (General)
WI - Engineer (Ethics)
WV - Engineer (General)
WY - Engineer (General)
Professional Organizations
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General)
American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE - Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) (Ethics)
American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE - Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) (Ethics)
American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE - American Academy of Water Resources Engineer (AAWRE) (Ethics)
Canada - Alberta Engineer (General)
Canada - British Columbia Engineer (General)
Canada - Manitoba Engineer (General)
Canada - New Brunswick Engineer (General)
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Engineer (General)
Canada - Northwest Territories and Nunavut Engineer (General)
Canada - Nova Scotia Engineer (General)
Canada - Ontario Engineer (General)
Canada - Saskatchewan Engineer (General)
Canada - Yukon Engineer (General)
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General)