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Credentials

Description Certification Licensure
Continuing education credits required. Yes No
All technical disciplines Yes No
All U.S. states Yes Yes
Biennial renewal Yes Yes
Examination required. Yes Yes(a)
Reciprocity within U.S. Yes No
Fee Yes Yes(b)
Background check Yes No
Professional association membership required. Yes No
Technical degree required. Yes No
Degree required from accredited school. Yes No
U.S. residency required. No Yes
Ethnicity check required. No No
On-line registration required. Yes No
Notes: a) Some exemptions : b) Varies by state