The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Geo-Professionals inducted the newest class of recipients of the Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) certification.
The group of 41 engineers completed a certification process that includes graduate coursework, professional experience, and an oral defense of the application. The certifications were presented at a ceremony at the GeoFlorida conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Feb. 21, 2010.
The Academy of Geo-Professionals was founded in October 2008 by the members of ASCE’s Geo-Institute with the goal of providing advanced certification to geotechnical engineers. The first certifications were awarded in March 2009, and the number of engineers who have earned the D.GE is now numbers more than 150.
In congratulating the inductees, Arlan Rippe, P.E., D.GE, F. ASCE, president of the Academy of Geo-Professionals said, “Certification enhances the value of our careers by demonstrating a commitment to the elevated standards and improved practice. It also reassures the public of the competence of geo-professionals.”
See the complete list of inductees.