NSPE Partners with NCEES to Promote 100 Years of Licensure

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Stacey A. Ober
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(703) 684-2815
Sunday, January 7, 2007

As part of its "100 Years of Licensure" celebration activities, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has partnered with the National Council of Engineering Examiners and Surveyors (NCEES) to continue the promotion of licensure and its importance to both the engineering profession and the public health, safety, and welfare.

"This partnership brings together the two associations vitally concerned with professional licensure issues," said NSPE Acting Executive Director Arthur Schwartz. "Working with NCEES will strengthen NSPE's core goal of raising awareness of the professional engineering license and its impact on society not only in the past 100 years, but also well into the future."

A key component of the partnership will be a joint issue of PE magazine in June 2007, dedicated to all issues surrounding licensure. Some of the topics to be covered include

    * Facts and figures about licensure;
    * Feature story on the history of engineering licensure;
    * "What the PE Means to Me" – a feature of short articles from prominent PEs who tell the licensure story from their own experiences;
    * A look at the next 100 years of licensure; and
    * A special edition of the "PEople" section, focusing on interesting PEs throughout history.

In addition to the partnership with NCEES, NSPE is planning to celebrate the "100 Years of Licensure" with the creation of an anniversary logo, prominent features regarding licensure on its Web site, a special event at the annual convention in Denver, Colorado, and various other special events and contests throughout the year.

For more information about the partnership, and NSPE's plans for celebrating the "100 Years of Licensure," please contact Lee Mayfield at 703-684-2863.

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The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the national society for licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 50,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.