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Subject:Re: TC as a Profession From:Elna Tymes <etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:44:04 -0700
What does it take for an occupation to become registered as
"professional" in your country? In the U.S., one can have an
engineering degree but not be "certified" (passing a certain exam) and
still be "professional. Some professions require certification - law
and medicine being obvious examples. But others don't require
certification - training and experience are what counts.