You worked hard to pass the FE exam. Congratulations!
But how do you list your EIT certification on your resume? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
If you passed the FE exam and have a 3-year engineering degree, you may use EIT after your name. Example:
"John Davis Becker, EIT"
You can add the EIT abbreviation in the header of your resume, right after your name.
Note that if you're a Professional Engineer, you should instead use the PE abbreviation.
If you don't already have a certifications section on your resume, create it. Place this section right under your education section.
List your certifications chronologically. This is where you will include your EIT certification.
Now you can add your EIT certification:
Engineer in Training certified, #578535, Texas, October 2019
In some states and countries, you can't call yourself an engineer unless you've passed some sort of certification.
In the US, to call yourself a Professional Engineer, you need to pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination. On top of that, you need a certain amount of hours of experience.
However, if you have an EIT certification, you can call yourself an Engineer in Training. Example:
Civil Engineer in Training
Silver Constructions, Miami, FL (2018 to 2020)
When you send a resume, hiring managers and recruiters will google to see what they can find about you.
The first thing they check is your LinkedIn profile. Your LinkedIn account is like a digital resume.
You should change your LinkedIn name, certification section, and job experience to match the changes you made on your resume.
Besides adding EIT to your resume, there are a few changes you can do to make your resume more enticing for an engineering job:
Depends on the state or country you live in. In some states, you need to pass an exam to call yourself a Professional Engineer.
An EIT certified person should call himself an Engineer in Training. Calling yourself an Engineer without passing the "Principles and Practice of Engineering" examination might trigger an ethics complaint against you.
Yes, as long as you have an engineering degree and received your certification.
The FE exam lasts 6 hours. Passing the exam wins you the EIT certificate.