Ethics for Professional Engineers Training - October 11th

A recently added mandate for an individual to maintain a Professional 
Engineering (P.E.) license is to have taken two (2) hours of professional 
ethics training as part of the thirty hours of required training credits over 
a two-year period. Many OCA members and 
their employees have earned the P.E. license 
and must attend an ethics-related training course. 
OCA is making this training available to anyone 
currently employed by an OCA-member company. 
The course will be offered on October 11th, 
starting at 9:30 a.m., at the OCA Office Building. 
Cost to participate in this two-hour course is $50 per person. 

Ron Erb, P.E. with S&ME, Inc., and Patrick Devine, Senior Counsel at 
Ice Miller LLP will present the course in professional ethics and rules 
relevant to the practices of engineering and surveying. The presentation 
will provide relevant and current information based on the Ohio Revised 
Code Chapter 4733 and the Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board’s 
Code of Ethics. During the live presentation, there will be discussion of 
the fundamental principles and canons of ethics, an interactive analysis 
of ethical responsibilities under specific fact scenarios, and a review of 
disciplinary actions by the Board for violations of the ethics law and code. 

Ron Erb, P.E., is a Principal Engineer with S&ME, Inc., and is stationed 
in the Columbus, Ohio office. With over 35 years of professional 
experience, and licensed in six states, Ron first obtained his Professional 
Engineering registration while working for Schnabel Engineering in 
Bethesda, Maryland. Since that time Ron has obtained licensure and 
practiced engineering in Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and 
Kentucky. Ron has been with BBC&M/S&ME in Central Ohio since 1990. 

Patrick Devine is Senior Counsel at Ice Miller LLP where he represents 
clients in construction and litigation matters. He focuses his practice in 
the heavy/highway arena with an emphasis on contract law, competitive 
bidding, prevailing wage compliance, and DBE/MBE certification issues. 

To register for the course, go to the OCA web site home page, click on 
“Registration”, select “Ethics for Professional Engineers Training,” and 
follow the instructions. For questions, please contact Dave Rule at or call him at (614) 488-0724.