Memberships FAQs

Questions

How do I join NSPE?
How long will it take to process my application?
Do I qualify for membership in NSPE?
What if my license is not in the U.S.?
How much does it cost to join?
Will I receive a membership certificate/membership card?
Did NSPE receive my payment?
Can I renew my membership?
What is my member ID number?
When does my membership expire?
How do I update my profile/contact information?
Does NSPE offer membership discounts for recent graduates?

 


Answers
 
How do I join NSPE?

There are three ways to join NSPE.
 

Online: Use the secure application. 

By Mail:

Download this PDF application.

 

Return to:
National Society of Professional Engineers
P.O. Box 418276
Boston, MA 02241-8276

 

By Phone: Call NSPE Member Services at 888-285-6773 and a Member Services Representative will be happy to assist with enrollment.

How long will it take to process my application?

Applicants should allow 7–-14 business days from receipt of application for processing.

Do I qualify for membership in NSPE?

NSPE Bylaws state that all applicants must meet the qualifications set forth in one of the membership categories below in order to qualify for membership in NSPE.
 
Licensed Member  
A "licensed member" shall be defined as a person holding a valid license or certificate of registration as a professional engineer, issued under the laws of any state, territory, possession, or district of the United States, or the equivalent as defined under the laws of any other country, or a retired engineer who obtained and retained a valid license or certificate while in active practice in the profession until retirement.

Member
A "member" shall be defined as a person holding a valid Engineer-In-Training or Engineering Intern certification, issued under the laws of any state, territory, possession or district of the United States, or the equivalent under the laws of any other country. A member shall automatically advance to the "licensed member" grade as soon as eligible by licensure.
 
Student Member
A "student member" shall be defined as a person who is enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited engineering program or an engineering or pre-engineering program that has a transfer agreement with one or more ABET accredited engineering programs. A student enrolled full-time in a graduate level engineering program may choose any grade for which eligible, including Student Member.
 
Graduate Member
A person who has graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum or from an engineering or pre-engineering program that leads to engineering licensure shall be granted provisional status as a member for up to two years to achieve the full requirements for the member grade. "Graduate members" shall not have voting privileges and shall not be allowed to hold office in NSPE. Graduate members shall become full members immediately upon successfully meeting the requirements for member status.

What if my license is not in the U.S.?

If an applicant has achieved the equivalent of U.S. licensure in another country, NSPE will approve the applicant for membership.

How much does it cost to join?

NSPE and its state societies are pleased to offer, in most cases, a discounted, introductory rate for all new members. An initial payment of $220 will cover enrollment in the National Society, state society, and local chapter for one full year of membership.

Additionally, in some states membership is available in NSPE only for $145. See list here.

*Student member rates also vary and, depending upon state society, range from $0–$50.
 
To confirm join rates, call us at 888-285-6773.

Will I receive a membership certificate/membership card?

Within 2-–3 weeks of joining the Society, members will receive a new member certificate. 

Did NSPE receive my payment?

Members may check the status of their membership by logging in online. Please visit www.nspe.org to log in. Members may also call NSPE Member Services at 888-285-6773 or e-mail us at memserv@nspe.org to check payment status.

Can I renew my membership?

  • Online: Members may renew online when they log in to view your invoice.
  • Complete and return the invoice mailed to you:
    NSPE, P.O. Box 418276, Boston, MA 02241-8276
  • By phone: Contact Member Services at 888-285-NSPE (6773).

When making a payment, please include your member number on the invoice, if possible.

What is my member ID number?

Members may find their member ID number online by logging in to their NSPE account. Once you are logged in, click on "My Information" on the left toolbar. For additional help, contact Member Services at 1-888-285-6773.

When does my membership expire?

Expiration dates are listed in members' profile online. Once you are logged on, click on "My Membership" on the left toolbar. For additional help, contact Member Services at 1-888-285-6773.

 
How do I update my profile/contact information?

You may update your contact information online at www.nspe.org. Once you are logged in, click on "My Information" on the left toolbar. Then click on the edit button beside "Profile." You may update any contact information, except for the company's name. Please forward all requests to change your company's name to memserv@nspe.org for processing.

Does NSPE offer membership discounts for recent gradutates?

NSPE offers discounted membership dues to recent college graduates of ABET-accredited schools and/or programs. Visit the Graduated Dues Program page for more details.