Like The Order of the Engineer, The Order of the Engineering Technologist is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.
The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.
The Oath recited by an inductee of The Engineering Technologist is:
I am an Engineering Technologist; in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations.
Since the Stone Age, human progress has been spurred by the genius of Engineers and Technologists. Engineering Technologists have made usable Nature’s vast resources of material and energy for Humanity’s [Mankind’s] benefit. Engineering Technologists have vitalized and turned to practical uses the principles of science, mathematics and the means of technology. Were it not for this heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble.
As an Engineering Technologist, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.
As an Engineering Technologist, in humility and with the need for Divine guidance, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give the utmost.