I will start out by saying I'm a huge opponent of our accreditation system for a multitude of reasons not just an issue with ABET. I put over a year of research into our accreditation system before choosing a school which sadly, no longer holds it's national accreditation let alone the ABET issue. My question is, are there states that will still license you without ABET accreditation? I know the requirements for the EIT license and the Pro license in terms of years of school and time on job vary from state to state so I then had to wonder are there states that do not require ABET. All that having been said there are 3rd world nations with ABET accredited degrees taught in the basements of factories, and I've seen some of their materials and lectures with absurd mistakes in base level knowledge, so my faith in accreditation is less than wobbly. I've researched the people on these councils, their history, been in 2 different ABET accredited schools and was grossly disappointed by their complete lack of standards and teacher incompetence. I'll take a diploma in engineering from my preferred distance school over the trip through hell for an ABET accredited degree from my local and sub-local options. As it stands states tend to require a B.A. for the pro license which isn't on my radar any way you measure it. My goal is electronic gadgetry targeting lifestyle, recreation and music and as I understand it, a pro license is more for the high power electrical side if engineering where human safety is a tremendous concern. Just the same, can you be licensed without ABET?