NSPE Supports Ohio Bill to Require Ethics Training for PEs

Monday, October 19, 2015

On October 15, NSPE President Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE, sent a letter to Ohio Rep. Ron Young, chairman of the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee, formally endorsing Ohio House Bill No. 236, requiring professional engineers to complete continuing professional development hours in professional ethics or rules relevant to engineering practices. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Louis Blessing III, P.E., an NSPE and OSPE member, and Rep. Al Landis. In his letter of support Austin wrote: “It is the policy of the National Society of Professional Engineers to support mandatory continuing professional competency for licensed professional engineers. It is further the policy of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) that professional engineers have a moral obligation to engage in the ethical and competent practice of engineering. Professional engineers are members of an important and learned profession and in recognition of their critical role in society, professional engineers are expected to meet standards of honesty and integrity and hold paramount the public health and safety.” Read the complete letter (PDF).