effective January 1, 1992, the Federal Railroad Administration issued extensive certification and licensing requirements for locomotive engineers. Engineers in the U.S. must be certified pursuant to the provisions of Part 240 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR Part 240). Under 49CFR Part 240 each railroad must have in place an FRA approved certification program. An individual railroad's certification program must meet minimum federal safety requirements for the eligibility, training, testing, certification and monitoring of its locomotive engineers.
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):|
In the US it is not a 'license' but an individual certification process - which has to be repeated every 2 to 3 years depending upon type of operation.
|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):|
US railroads are union and they have a job progression path for the job of Engineer and it takes years to finally get selected. You start at the the bottom and work your way up.
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