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Establishing board of registration for professional engineers in Turkey

The recent Izmit Earthquake in Turkey caused extensive damage to structures and thousands of buildings completely collapsed As a result, one of the lessons learned from this earthquake is the necessity to develop a Professional Engineers Act in order to safeguard the life, health, property, and public welfare of the people. The Professional Engineering (PE) Model that is practiced in United States provides an attractive frame work that can be modified to address Turkey's specific needs. This paper emphasizes the licensing of Civil Engineers and explains the Registration Procedures in United States particularly in the State of California.