TOLEDO, Ohio, January 11, 2023 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that 11 of its employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2023 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. The company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.
To become a professional engineer (PE), an individual must meet statutory requirements, including completion of a 4-year college degree and a minimum of 4 years of acceptable work experience. Licensure is awarded upon successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, which measures an individual’s academic and practical knowledge of technical engineering.
Long Nguyen, PE, Electrical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Long is an Arizona State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering. He is based in Chandler, Arizona and supports the firm’s Tool Install Design operations with his 5 years of experience.
Jordan Slomzenski, PE, Electrical Engineer, recently earned his professional engineering license. Jordan works in SSOE’s Columbia, South Carolina office and supports the firm’s Building Design Group with his 15 years of experience.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
To receive Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Industry certification, an individual must complete the 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program, which is intended to provide an entry-level construction worker with general awareness of recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.
Noe Diaz, Structural Designer, Sylvana Nomura, Architectural Designer, and Carlos Silva, Structural Designer, all based in León, Mexico, recently earned their OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry certification.
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
To maintain a healthy and safe work environment, OSHA recommends employees in various industries participate in workplace safety training. OSHA Education Center created this online course to address specific regulations as they apply to the General Industry and help you meet your workplace training requirements and receive your OSHA 10 card.
Benjamin Montemayor, Architectural Designer in León, Mexico, recently earned his OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification.
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally your first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC / ABET-accredited program.
Jake Mitchell, Mechanical Designer in Hillsboro, Oregon, recently earned his Fundamentals of Engineering certification.
Project Management Professional (PMP)
PMP® certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), indicates that an individual possesses the knowledge and skill necessary to lead and direct project teams, and delivers project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.
Michael Nelson, PMP, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, Alabama, recently earned his Project Management Professional certification.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
CAPM® certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), recognizes knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard. This certification is an asset that will distinguish employees in the job market and enhance their credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams. The certification exam has 150 questions and to maintain the certification, the employee must retake the exam every five years.
Alfonso Lamadrid, Assistant Project Manager and Osvaldo Olivares Rodriguez, Electrical Designer, both based in León, Mexico, recently earned their Certified Associate in Project Management certification.
WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP)
The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities around the world. The WELL AP credential is awarded to those who successfully pass the exam.
Jennifer Breault, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Architect in Troy, Michigan, recently earned her WELL Accredited Professional certification.