In the United States and Canada (as well as many other countries) engineering is a licensed profession. Many disciplines require drawings to be approved by a licensed engineer before they can be issued. Being licensed shows you have a legal responsibility for your work. Licensing also indicates a commitment by the individual to continued professional development that many companies find valuable. The following provides information on the licensing process in the United States (PE) and Canada (PEng). Information on various other international licensing is coming soon.