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Engineering Ethics 2020 Webinar, May 27, 2020

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Course Details

After a long hiatus, our “Engineering Ethics” seminars are back – but with a new look! “Engineering Ethics 2020” will be presented, jointly by Rossiter & Associates and the University of Houston, as a 1-hour interactive webinar, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 2:00 pm Central Time. Personalized certificates of completion will be provided for PDH credit.

This dynamic new program incorporates both basic principles and discussions of real-world situations where ethical principles are applied in an engineering environment. The scope includes:

  • Roots of ethics
  • Is it ethical or is it legal?
  • Codes of engineering ethics
  • Engineering ethics case studies


Alan RossiterThe seminar leader is Alan Rossiter, who is a licensed Professional Engineer (TX). Dr. Rossiter earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has served in a variety of engineering and management roles with two large multinational chemical companies, and he also worked for many years as an independent consultant in industrial energy efficiency. He is now Executive Director, External Relations/Educational Program Development for UH Energy, at the University of Houston. Dr. Rossiter has delivered more than 100 classes, seminars, and workshops on engineering ethics, for corporations, professional societies, and universities, and at public events. He is also the author of a book on professional excellence and ethics (Professional Excellence – Beyond Technical Competence, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008).

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Texas Engineering Practice Act Requirements

The Texas Engineering Practice Act now mandates a Continuing Education Program (CEP). All license holders require 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units of continuing education annually as a condition of license renewal. There is also a requirement that a minimum of 1 PDH per renewal period must be “in the area of professional ethics, roles and responsibilities of professional engineering, or review of the Texas Engineering Practice Act and Board Rules.” In general, 1 PDH is equivalent to one clock hour or contact hour of CEP activity. The material covered must be “relevant to the practice of a technical profession and may include technical, ethical, or managerial content.”

All Rossiter & Associates Ethics Programs are designed to satisfy the CEP “ethics” requirements and count towards the overall 15 PDH requirement.

Courses are designed for the stated number of PDH units. However, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers does not pre-approve or endorse any CEP activities. It is the responsibility of each license holder to assure that all PDH credits claimed meet CEP requirements.

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Does your group require training?
We offer in-house seminars & workshops, with run times from 1 hour to 4 hours. Home study training courses are also available for 1, 3 and 4 PDH credit. Contact us if you have any further questions.

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