Professional Liability

Legal liability exposures may represent the greatest threat to the financial health of professional engineers and engineering firms. The following resources have been developed by NSPE to help manage many of the risks associated with the engineering practice.


  • Insurance
    Need guidance on insurance issues? See NSPE's annual Directory of Professional Liability Insurance Carriers and Professional Liability Survey Results, as well as other resources. >>
  • Document Retention
    These documents provide professional engineers and engineering firms with a draft in-house policy statement for the retention of documents with full consideration of the types of records to retain, document retention schedule, and document destruction issues. >>
  • 'For the Client' Series
    This series of articles provides advice on professional liability and risk management topics.  >>
  • Liability Briefs
    Learn more about certificate of merit, Good Samaritan Laws, joint and several liability, and other issues. >>
  • Liability of Employed Engineers
    From time to time, engineers employed in private practice, construction, industry, government, and education have questions relating to their potential professional liability exposure. >>
  • Liability Resources
    Learn more about issues such as providing pro bono services, significant legal and legislative activities, how liability laws affecting the practice of engineering, and others. >>