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NSPE has created several advocacy and outreach tools for promoting professional engineers and the issues of importance to PEs and the engineering profession.


The Need for Licensure of Professional Engineers

This piece explains the narrative around the occupational licensure issue as it specifically relates to professional engineers, providing reasons for why PEs should be licensed, primarily the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.

Intended Audience: Suitable for any audience, with a focus on those who are not engineers or PEs, such as students (both K-12 and college), legislators, and other organizations and stakeholders.

Printing: This is a one-page document, print-ready. Suitable for color or black and white. This document also serves as the digital version.
> One-page print-ready version

Autonomous Vehicles: A Public Regulatory Policy Guide

To promote public safety for all who interact with autonomous vehicles, NSPE has adopted a policy guide providing public policy decision-makers, regulators, manufacturers, and others with guidelines to measure the safety readiness of autonomous vehicles under consideration for deployment.
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Autonomous Vehicles: A Public Regulatory Policy Guide (Print-ready version)

With the introduction of autonomous vehicles, automation is poised to become a much larger part of our transportation environment. To promote public safety for all who interact with autonomous vehicles, NSPE has adopted a policy guide providing public policy decision-makers, regulators, manufacturers, and others with guidelines to measure the safety readiness of autonomous vehicles under consideration for deployment.
> Two-page print-ready version

Key Issues for the Professional Engineer

This handout is the primary leave-behind identifying the top legislative and regulatory threats professional engineers are facing in 2018.

Intended Audience: Legislators, members of congress or agency staff, other organizations interested in policy activities.

Printing: This is a one-page document, print-ready. Suitable for color or black and white. Customized handouts featuring state-specific information are available to NSPE state societies. E-mail Stacey Ober (sober@nspe.org) or Jodi Meier (jmeier@nspe.org) for more information.
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Latest Advocacy Wins

This document is updated throughout the year and features NSPE’s latest hard-fought efforts to promote the PE and protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

Intended Audience: Members and potential members, partnering organizations.

Printing: This is a one-page document, print-ready. Suitable for color or black and white. Also, available in digital version. Customized handouts featuring state-specific information are available to NSPE state societies. E-mail Stacey Ober (sober@nspe.org) or Jodi Meier (jmeier@nspe.org) for more information.
> One-page print-ready version
> Digital version

Qualifications-Based Selection

NSPE recommends a QBS procedure for the procurement of consultant and subconsultant engineering services. This process provides the opportunity for engineers and firms to be considered in the selection process based on their merits, and not the cost of their bid. NSPE further recognizes that QBS provides the means for qualified engineers or firms to be ranked on the basis of their ability to provide the service, followed by negotiations to determine a mutually satisfactory agreement for the scope of services agreed upon with the client.
> One-page print-ready version

What Is a PE?

This piece explains what a professional engineer is and what makes the license stand out, while also discussing the important role PEs play in protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.

Intended Audience: Suitable for any audience, with a focus on those who are not engineers or PEs, such as students (both K-12 and college), legislators, and other organizations and stakeholders.

Printing: This is a two-page document, print-ready. Suitable for color or black and white. Also, available in digital version.
> Two-page print-ready version
> Digital version