The SPE has split the former "Management & Information" technical discipline into two new technical discplines:
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The SPE has split the former "Management & Information" technical discipline into two new technical discplines:
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How to become an SPE Certified Engineer? An undergraduate engineering degree in petroleum engineering or related science. SPE has partnered with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions to establish secure testing centers around the world, so you can take your certification exam at a facility that's convenient for you. Find a testing center near you. The exam may be waived if you have passed a written competency exam to practice in petroleum engineering as a registered, licensed, professional engineer. Only exams administered by Alberta (Canada), and all U.S. states (PE licensed) are accepted.
Butler, Thomas S. (Butler Health & Safety, Inc.) | Anderson, William C. (Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)) | Dowling, Fred B. (Emission Testing Services, Inc.) | King, Alison A. (Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers)
Introduction The Environmental Profession is comprised of a wide variety of sub-specialties such as Air, Water, Chemicals, Environmental Management, and Emergency Response. The ASSE Environmental Practice Specialty has formed Technical Subcommittees to discuss issues within the various subspecialties. In addition, the ASSE Environmental Practice Specialty (EPS) has also formed a Certification subcommittee and tasked it with the following responsibilities:Investigate the status of environmental certificatton/regtstration Investigate the direction of environmental certification/registration Develop recommendations of environmental certifications for review by the Environmental Practice Specialty's Advisory Committee for possible recommendation to the membership. Environmental Certification/Registration Status There are over three hundred safety, health, environmental, and/or ergonomic credentials in existence. These credentials have been created by organizations including public agencies, private entities, and professional societies. Approximately three-dozen of the credentials contain the word "environmental". In addition, other credentials contain terms or phrasing such as "hazardous materials" or "hazardous waste" which appear to come within the purview of the environmental discipline. Thus, there are at least fifty credentials which are related to the environmental discipline in some degree. The EPS certification subcommittee is continuing to identify potential environmental certifications and to develop recommendations for the criteria for evaluation. Evaluation Criteria Appropriate evaluation of environmental credentials is the subject of extensive ongoing discussions. One approach that has been used is the standard, which has been distributed to the environmental certification subcommittee members, for assessment of certification developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E -1929 - 98 Standard Practice for Assessment of Certification Programs for Environmental Professionals: Accreditation Criteria The standard was developed under the jurisdiction of the ASTM Committee on Environmental Assessment, and is the direct responsibility of the ASTM Subcommittee on Commercial Real Estate Transactions. ASTM E 1929 - 1929 - 98 The E- 1929 - 98 Standard references accreditation criteria established by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) Standard: Guidelines for Engineering and Related Specialty Certification Programs; and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Standard: Standards for Accreditation of National Certification Organizations. An outline of portions of the operative elements of ASTM E 1929-98 Standard Practice for Assessment of Certification Programs for Environmental Professionals: Accreditation Criteria include the following:Scope1.1. "This practice covers the minimum acceptable accreditation criteria to assist in the assessment of certification programs for environmental professionals." 1.2. "The practice will assist a user of environmental services in identifying credible certification programs for environmental professionals." 1.3. "This practice does not propose to address any specific certification program.. 1.4 "This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard … to determine … regulatory limitations prior to use".
Abstract Professional recognition for the Petroleum Engineering profession began developing in the early 20th century. Professional Registration for the Petroleum Engineer has seen some drastic changes since its implementation unto the national scene in 1907. Most of these changes occurred through the nationally administered National Council of Engineering and Land Surveyors (NCEES). The national Petroleum Engineering Professional Exam began in 1973 when NCEES started offering it to all states. The requirements to become registered gradually became stiffer. The advent of the Sunset Legislation fad in the 1980's really changed the state requirements. In 1973, the PE Exam began as a twenty problem offered, choose eight to work, objective style exam. By 1999, it had evolved to an eighty question, no choice, all multiple choice exam. As we enter the 21st century, computers will eventually administer the PE Exam. Introduction Professional Registration did not exist at the birth of the 20th Century. It started because of devious means being used by so called irresponsible individuals and/or groups that exploited the lack of any governing control over their known inexperience of details important to the public. Qualified groups began approaching the states to step in and create an acting legal agency to properly police the actions of obvious engineering and land surveying concerns. The state boards began forming in the early 1900's. This was accomplished in four decades (Fig. 1). Each state board set up their own requirements for professional registration. At first, these just consisted of getting one's education and work experience verified. This was the so-called Grandfathering Era. After World War II, many states implemented, at first a basic, or fundamental test given near college graduation, and then a second, more practical oriented exam that was given after a few years of work experience. This latter exam became known as the Professional Engineering Exam. In itself, it has gone through its own metamorphous. Formative Era Laws Enacted. The first Professional Engineering state board was created in Wyoming in 1907. It was an attempt to regulate the misdeeds of filing for water rights. Most of these were being filed by competent Civil Engineers, but there were also filings by incompetent lawyers, real estate agents, notaries, insurance agents and pawn brokers. Wyoming wanted to set up a state registry of those who had demonstrated their necessary qualifications. Louisiana followed the next year and enacted their Professional Engineering state board in 1908. The rest of the states waited until after the World War I years to get their state boards over the next four decades. Ironically, Wyoming's neighbor, Montana, completed the full 50 states in 1947. Oklahoma enacted in 1935 and Texas enacted in 1937. All the protectorates and territories enacted their PE laws by 1968 when the Virgin Islands finally enacted theirs. National Societies. In 1916, the five engineering founder societies formed a federation. These were the Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical societies and the combined Mining and Metallurgical (AIME) society. Petroleum Engineering joined AIME later. This group became the American Engineering Council in 1921. Herbert Hoover, an AIME member, and then Secretary of Commerce, was its first president. The National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners was founded in 1920. The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) was formed in 1934. In 1932, the Engineers Council for Professional Development (ECPD) was formed. They began accrediting engineering schools in 1935. This is today's American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). (Figure 2).
Abstract Professional Registration in the United States is continuing to become more important for Petroleum Engineers. It has seen some drastic changes since its implementation unto the national scene in 1973. The requirements to become registered have gradually become stiffer. An engineering, math or science degree is fast becoming the norm to be a licensing engineer. Continuing Education requirements are also being implemented. The Petroleum Professional Registration Exam is changing. As we enter the 21st Century, the PE Exam is being offered as a full multiple choice exam. The format of the exam is evolving towards an exam that can be administered eventually via the computer. Tomorrows average Petroleum PE examinees will be better qualified than their counterparts of previous years. Projections are made for the next century. Introduction Professional Registration did not exist at the beginning of the 20th Century. Petroleum Engineers joined the registration process in the latter half of the 20th Century. The state boards began forming in the early 1900's. This was accomplished in four decades (Fig. 1). Each state board set up their own requirements for professional registration. At first, these just consisted of getting one's education and work experience verified. This was the so-called Grandfathering Era. After World War II, many states implemented, at first a basic, or fundamental test given near college graduation, and then a second, more practical oriented exam that was given after a few years of work experience. This latter exam became known as the Professional Engineering Exam. In itself, it has gone through its own metamorphous. Before taking a look at the 21st Century, we need to take a look at how the current national Professional Registration evolved. Professional Registration State Boards. The first Professional Engineering state board was created in Wyoming in 1907. Louisiana followed the next year and enacted their Professional Engineering state board in 1908. The rest of the states waited until after the World War I years to get their state boards over the next four decades. Ironically, Wyoming's neighbor, Montana, completed the full 50 states in 1947. California enacted in 1929. Grandfathering Era At the outset of the enacted laws in each state, getting registered consisted of completing an application that showed ones education and work experience. The state board would verify these. Most tended to accept a high school education as the minimum level of education. The work experience years needed simply depended upon some varying time-scale based upon completed education. Examination Era Fundamentals Engineering Exam. Sometime in the post World War II years, the states set up and started requiring a basic, or Fundamentals Engineering (FE) Exam for college graduates. Passing this exam had the primary affect of shortening the time frame to become a full Professional Engineer. Gradually, states started combining their duplicating exam resources to get, at first, several regional exams, and then they finally starting agreeing to one uniform national FE exam in 1965.
This webinar will provide potential examinees with general information on how to prepare to take the SPE Certification Exam and the NCEES Licensing Exam in Petroleum Engineering. The webinar will focus on the general composition of the exams, what materials examinees should study and take to the exams, how to study for the exam, and tips for taking the exam. To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: Career Advancement Series: How to Get Ahead. This webinar is categorized under the Business, Management, and Leadership discipline. Dr. Chase has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio.