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Federal court: Use of “engineer” label does not imply licensure status

The Oregon engineering board may not prohibit non-licensees from referring to themselves as "engineers,” a federal court ruled December 28, 2018 (Järlström v. Aldridge). The decision was in response to a suit brought by an unlicensed man who had been ordered by the board to stop referring to himself by that title as he urged the board to investigate the accuracy of red-light traffic cameras.

The judge in the case ruled that the term "engineer" is not exclusive to the . . .

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