ELR-054 Ethical Issues in Forensic Engineering: 2 PDH

ELR-054 Ethical Issues in Forensic Engineering

Description of the Ethical Issues in Forensic Engineering

The Ethical Issues in Forensic Engineering online PDH course is a part of the Ethics, Laws and Rules category of courses. Forensic engineering is a business enterprise in which a relatively small number of professional engineers engage.  Its proponents say it seeks to improve the quality of engineering, but others say some of its participants are interested only in self-gain.  Its critics say forensic engineers in many cases use specious claims and the legal system in the United States to extort unwarranted settlement payments from other professional engineers, private companies and public agencies.  This course looks at the social, legal and human factors that underpin the forensic engineering business.  It suggests an approach to neutralizing those who engage in forensic engineering for self-gain rather than in search of just conclusions.

This course will introduce you to the business enterprise of forensic engineering, the ethical issues it poses, the legal system in the United States of which it is a part, the theories of human psychology which help to explain the behavior of its practitioners, and an approach to neutralizing those who use forensic engineering and the legal system for inappropriate self-gain.

Upon completion of this course you will have a framework and suggested approach to neutralizing threats posed by practitioners of forensic engineering.  You will be prepared to discuss this with your professional colleagues and perhaps cooperate in addressing the ethical issues involved in forensic engineering.

This course is intended for engineers, architects and other building design and construction professionals who want to learn about forensic engineering, the ethical issues that it raises, and an approach to defending against threats it may pose.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Learn what forensic engineers do
  • Learn how forensic engineering is an appendage of the legal system in the United States
  • Learn about systems of law in the world and why the common law in the United States is fertile ground for forensic engineers
  • Learn about the theories of psychology that can help in understanding the forensic engineering business
  • Learn what professional engineers can do to reduce the threat from unprincipled forensic engineering practitioners

Refunds and Cancellation Policies

The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Ethics, Laws and Rules category of courses please click here.

Length of the Course / Activity

This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 2 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz

Course Quiz

To receive the certificate of completion for the above 2 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved

Certificate of Completion

Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion

State Acceptance

This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:

AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY

For detailed state by state requirements click here

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