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Civil Engineers

Unions and Associations

ABET, a non-governmental organization, accredits postsecondary programs in engineering, engineering technology, and related fields. Most employers seek civil engineering graduates who have obtained a degree from a program approved by ABET. The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. The organization has branches in 10 U.S. regions, as well as groups for students and younger members (age 35 and younger). The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals in more than 90 countries. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing professional licensure in these professions. NCEES develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States. The National Society of Professional Engineers assists with the licensure process, and provides networking opportunities and information about career advancement. The Society of Women Engineers provides support to women engineers and offers scholarships and continuing education opportunities. 

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