Vision, Mission, and Values

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NSPE is a member-centric, nimble, future-focused and responsive organization, serving as the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers.


NSPE, in partnership with the State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs).

NSPE, in partnership with the State Societies,

  • Serves as the recognized and authoritative expert in licensure, ethics, and professional practice;
  • Promotes licensure and assists individuals in becoming licensed; and
  • Protects and enhances the value of licensure and the opportunities for the licensed engineer.


NSPE values:

  1. Protection of the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations
  2. Ethical and competent practice of engineering
  3. Innovation through the creative application of math, science and engineering
  4. The PE license as the highest standard of professionalism in engineering
  5. Continuous learning for professional growth
  6. Growth in the number of licensed Professional Engineers
  7. Teamwork, unity, and fellowship of all PEs across all disciplines
  8. Commitment to the future of the licensed Professional Engineer

It is a single, integrated system of autonomous but closely coordinated parts:  state, national and local.

Although membership is clearly and appropriately defined (the licensed engineer and those who aspire to be licensed), NSPE recognizes that there is significant diversity within that narrowly defined constituency.

In order to effectively serve the licensed engineer and those who aspire to become licensed, NSPE must effectively engage on a proactive basis with the broader engineering community on those issues directly relevant to the professional licensed engineer, without allowing those engagements to distract or dilute NSPE’s focus on its own unique constituency (the professional, licensed engineer) and mission (serving the specific interests and needs of the professional, licensed engineer).

In realizing its vision of being a member-centric, nimble, future-focused, and responsive organization, NSPE must:

a) Minimize process, politics, and bureaucracy; and

b) Increase the focus, alignment, and action/outcome-orientation of every board, committee, task force, and other internal, stakeholder group.


Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multidisciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.