July 29, 2021

The ACOPNE's Diplomate board certifications were re-accredited by the The Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) for a 4 year accreditation thru to the end of December 2025. The ACOPNE's four Diplomate board certifications- Coastal Engineer, Ocean Engineer, Port Engineer, Navigation Engineer all received the reaccreditation status. The ACOPNE Diplomate certifications first achieved the CESB accreditation in 2015.

The CESB is the recognized accreditation body for engineering and scientific certification and specialty certification programs. CESB is an independent, voluntary membership body created for its member organizations who recognize, through specialty certification, the expertise of individuals practicing in engineering and related fields. Created in April 1990, the CESB was the culmination of organizing work by volunteers from among the 130 attendees (23 organizations represented) who participated in the April 1988 National Conference on Engineering Specialty Certification.

CESB as an accrediting body provides basic criteria and guidelines for the establishment and operation of specialty certification programs for engineers, technologists, technicians, and related scientific; serves as a recognizing body for organizations that certify individuals; represents its members in communications and in negotiations with public and private agencies, groups, and individuals; and informs employers, public officials, the public, and engineering and related practitioners of the benefits of specialty certification. CESB is governed by the members through actions at its annual meeting and through an elected executive committee.

>To apply for the Diplomate board certifications