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When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

Peter2 Silver badge

Re: It's all in the 'title'

You can certify documents if you are on a list of regulated professionals. Farmers are not part of a regulated profession and therefore farmers cannot certify documents.

The reason for the existing situation is basically twofold.

1) Being on a list of certified professionals you can check that a certified professional is actually a certified professional, and you can also pull their contact details from the database of their regulating body and drop them a message saying "did you certify the documents for X?"

2) Being on a list of certified professionals means you can be tracked and basically struck off and made unemployable if you make a mistake. The idea is that the prospect of total ruin will inspire some level of caution in what you are certifying.

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