How to Put EIT on Resume - Step by Step

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:

How to put EIT on resume

  1. Add EIT after your name
  2. Create a certifications section
  3. Add EIT to your certifications
  4. Use Engineer in Training as your job title
  5. List EIT on LinkedIn
  6. Optimize your resume for engineering jobs

1 - Add EIT after your name

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.

2 - Create a certifications section

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.

3 - Add EIT to your certifications

Now you can add your EIT certification:


Engineer in Training certified, #578535, Texas, October 2019

4 - Use Engineer in Training as your job title

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:

Job experience:

Civil Engineer in Training
Silver Constructions, Miami, FL (2018 to 2020)

  • Attended site visits and meetings with clients and contractors.
  • Worked on infrastructure and civil engineering projects and tasks in water/wastewater, carrying out assignments with guidance from the project manager.
  • Performed work that included preparation of designs and calculations for civil engineering projects.
  • Worked as part of a team solving complex technical problems on water/wastewater projects.

5 - List EIT on LinkedIn

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.

6 - Optimize your resume for engineering jobs

Besides adding EIT to your resume, there are a few changes you can do to make your resume more enticing for an engineering job:

Miscellaneous questions:

Can an EIT call himself an engineer?

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.

Does passing the FE make you an EIT?

Yes, as long as you have an engineering degree and received your certification.

How long does an EIT certificate take?

The FE exam lasts 6 hours. Passing the exam wins you the EIT certificate.

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