Professional Engineers/Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Relations

NSPE Position Statement No. 10-166
July 2018
Latest Revision: 
July 2018
Sunset Date: 
September 2021
NSPE Contact: 
Committee on Policy and Advocacy
Professional Policy Supported: 
10-Professional Practice

It is the policy of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) to support and encourage engineering technicians and technologists of the engineering team, to:

  1. Achieve and promote certification by the National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

  2. Achieve and maintain harmony in professional activities between certified engineering technicians and technologists with those of licensed professional engineers.

  3. Avoid actions and activities that place certified engineering technicians/technologists and licensed professional engineers in an adverse relationship.


Technicians and Technologists Relations”
PS No. 10-66, “The Engineering Team”
OP No. 84, “Competency, Recognition and Certification in Engineering Technologies"