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Amidst the uncertainty of a wild pandemic year, three of Anthem’s team members were able to maintain focus, studying for their licensure examinations, now officially earn their Professional Engineer licenses. We are thrilled to now celebrate these three new P.E.’s in our midst as we close out 2020:


·      Eric Heichelheim, P.E.
·      Kevin Meyer, P.E.
·      Rudolf Oplatka, P.E.

To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state’s licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, P.E.s must earn continuing education credits and improve their skills throughout their careers.


According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, “A century ago, anyone could work as an engineer without proof of competency. In order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the first engineering licensure law was enacted in 1907 in Wyoming. Now every state regulates the practice of engineering to ensure public safety by granting only Professional Engineers (PEs) the authority to sign and seal engineering plans and offer their services to the public.”


All three A-Team members sat for their final exam this Fall, passing on their first testing attempt. We’re proud to call these gentlemen our colleagues and look forward to providing them more and more opportunity to grow as a part of the Anthem team.