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Engineering societies such as the IEEE have long held a close concern for, and have had a formal impact on engineering education. Only recently, however, have societies taken a programming interest in continuing professional education. The continuing education interests of engineers generally are represented in the Continuing Engineering Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. This organization is continuously seeking ways to offer better programs to more engineers, at locations and times convenient to the working engineer, and at reasonable cost. The inter-relationship of the engineering societies, educational associations and universities and colleges in continuing engineering education is discussed. An example of an integrally cooperative program, the "Professional Certificate Program," now under development at UCLA, is described in detail.