Q: The IEEE has an intense engineering and technology standards making organization and processes to be followed.
To what extent should licensed Professional Engineers and Certified Technologists serve in Responsible Charge of standards development to protect the public?
A: Those standards are there to protect the public. Professional Engineers are usually well qualified to develop standards due to their experience in real world settings. At the same time, there are also other highly qualified technical professionals who are well suited to develop standards, without possessing the stamp. Insights into safety, design, and maintenance could come from years of field experience and insights, sometimes without the benefit of the EIT and PE. Good luck
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