NSPE was established in 1934 to realize a simple but vital goal: create an inclusive, nontechnical organization dedicated to the interests of licensed professional engineers, regardless of practice area, that would protect engineers (and the public) from unqualified practitioners, build public recognition for the profession, and stand against unethical practices and inadequate compensation.
Much has changed since then, but NSPE’s fundamental commitment to this vision, articulated at its founding, remains unchanged.
The NSPE Strategic Plan—including our Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals—is developed by the NSPE Board of Directors in collaboration with NSPE’s representative House of Delegates. It is not a static document. Rather, it is a commitment to ongoing, open, and transparent strategic planning and execution.
A world where the public can be confident that engineering decisions affecting their lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals
To foster licensed professional engineers in service to society
Growth in mission impact at all levels of the organization
Increased public recognition of the value of competent and ethical engineering
Increased membership and participation across all programs: Engaging more people and engaging them more fully
Maximized synergy: Value created anywhere in the system benefits everyone in the system
Financial sustainability for national, state societies, and NICET certifications
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