Ethics Resources

Although engineers often make decisions using precise scientific principles, answers to ethical questions are often varying shades of gray. NSPE provides members with a wide selection of ethics resources that can help prepare them for dealing with difficult issues.

 NEW: NSPE Ethics Study Guide
This study guide includes information about the ethics test, steps to ethical engineering decisions, key concepts in engineering ethics, and much more. Download the NSPE Ethics Study Guide (PDF)

Board of Ethical Review Cases
These cases are available by year.

Ethics examination
Test your knowledge of the NSPE Code of Ethics

Education, publications & products
NSPE's comprehensive offerings of ethics education resources and tools.

Engineering Ethics Videos
These videos can be used by state societies and local chapters for educational programming at the state and local level.

Licensure and Ethics Hotline for Members Only
Are you an NSPE member with a question about engineering licensure, ethics, or law? If so, call 888-384-4295 or e-mail Please provide your nine-digit NSPE member number. For all other questions, please call 888-285-6773.

Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest
Ethics competition for NSPE members

You Be The Judge
Archives of ethics case summaries

Frequently asked questions
Top ethics questions

Other ethics resources
Other sites and articles with engineering ethics information

The Order of the Engineer
Initiated to foster pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, the Order offers a visible symbol to identify engineers: a stainless steel ring on the little finger of their working hand. The Order is not a membership organization; there are no dues or meetings. Read more about the Order of the Engineer in PE magazine.