Announcements from ACOPNE President Andrew Cairns
Thank you for your continued leadership and your example in supporting the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) and our Board Certification Diplomate program.
Your ACOPNE Diplomate Board Certification is a testament to your continued effort, advocacy and leadership to advance the practices in our noble engineering profession.
Over the past year, the ACOPNE Board members, committees and staff have worked to increase the visibility of Board Certification for our ACOPNE Diplomates, through our various activities and participation at major engineering conferences.
For 2018, among our top priorities will be to continue to communicate the importance of board certification to employers of professional engineering and agencies responsible for the design, construction, and management of coastal, port, ocean & navigation infrastructure.
I see Board Certification of Civil Engineers in the specialties in which they practice as a key component in the ASCE Raise the Bar initiative, and we will be working with ASCE and CEC this year to incorporate specialty certification in the important raise the bar initiative. Later this year, we will also launch our first public elections for the ACOPNE Board of Trustees in 2018.
For now, we ask for your speedy action and response to get more engaged and involved with ACOPNE. We ask you to act on these requests for now!
Another top priority for us, is to ensure that Diplomates experience value in maintaining the highest standards of our profession including maintenance of board certification as a Diplomate. Please let us know how we are doing. You may send me an email at [email protected] or to our staff at [email protected].
Finally, I encourage you to recruit your well-qualified colleagues to apply to become Diplomates. We continue to encourage companies to promote board certification in career development plans and as a factor when weighing qualifications within procurement plans for professional engineering services.
On behalf of the ACOPNE Board of Trustees and staff, we thank you for your continued excellence and your leadership in the engineering profession!