Originally Posted by 45_70sharps
True he didn't say licensed, but a license is what makes you an engineer instead of a tech.
No, a license is what makes you a licensed professional engineer instead of an engineer. In most fields (especially ChemE), there's absolutely no benefit to the PE license. In fact it's almost impossible to obtain, since you need to work under another PE for 4-5 years before you can take the test. Unless you're in consulting, you'll pretty much never work with a PE ChemE. I took the EIT/FE exam just in case I wanted to go into consulting, but since I work in R+D I'll never need the PE title/license.