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TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2003

As more states mandate continuing education for professional engineer license renewal, reports it is increasingly being called upon to answer a growing need for quality engineering education. Numbers show almost half of the web site's users are engineers. This popularity is attributed to's vast amount of technical content specifically targeting engineers in various disciplines including civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, chemical, traffic and environmental.,, is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors, landscape architects and water operators.

Twenty-four states now require licensed engineers to complete continuing education for license renewal, and each year a few more states are added to the list. Recent states include New York, Maine and North Dakota. According to President and Chief Operating Officer, Brent A. Craven: "Continuing education plays an important role in professional licensing of engineers. In a career which requires them to serve and protect the public's health, safety and welfare, engineers need to keep up with the latest information, skills and technology. The best way to do this is through education and training.'s online platform allows us to stay on top of hot button issues and shape our curriculum in response to what engineers want and need. We are an easy answer when it comes to the question of where to go to get quality, relevant continuing education and technical professional development content." offers more than 2,000 online courses designed to meet state and professional organization requirements. Working with its more than 200 subject matter experts, adds between three to five new courses every week featuring a variety of topics from homeland security to green building to risk management. The web site has attracted over a million unique visitors from 50 states and 22 countries. It recently won the WMA's Standard of Excellence Award and was honored as one of the finalists for Small Business of the Year given out by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.'s top-rated client services department employs a bilingual staff of full-time Account Managers dedicated to helping customers seven (7) days a week.'s partners and affiliates include Indiana State University, Clemson University, John Wiley & Sons Inc., ZweigWhite, the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). For a complete list of partnerships, please visit's corporate partners include PBS&J University, URS Corp, The Shaw Group Inc., Earth Tech, TECO Energy, O'Neal, Inc., EDG Inc., Fluor Corporation, The Ren Group, SSOE, Inc. and CH2M Hill. handles the full implementation of these programs, including setup, tracking reports and scheduled invoicing.

For more information, logon to or contact Brent A. Craven, President and Chief Operating Officer at (TOLL-FREE) 1-866-546-1212, or via email:
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