PSPE: Who We Are and What We Do

PSPE is an Integrated Affiliated State Society of NSPE. NSPE was established in 1934 to realize a simple but vital goal: create an inclusive, nontechnical organization dedicated to the interests of licensed professional engineers, regardless of practice area, that would protect engineers (and the public) from unqualified practitioners, build public recognition for the profession, and stand against unethical practices and inadequate compensation. Much has changed since then, but NSPE’s fundamental commitment to this vision, articulated at its founding, remains unchanged.

NSPE’s Vision, Mission, and Values, adopted in 2019, have been carefully thought out and are relevant to PSPE. Therefore, PSPE has adopted, as part of its Strategic Plan, these elements of NSPE’s Plan, with one additional Value. NSPE’s Goals have been used as a guide for developing Goals for PSPE that are aligned with NSPE while acknowledging issues specific to our State Society and chapters.

Our Vision

A world where the public can be confident that engineering decisions affecting their lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals

Our Mission

To foster licensed professional engineers in service to society

Our Values

Ethics and Accountability

  • Public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations
  • Recognized and authoritative expertise in licensure, ethics, and professional practice
  • Innovation to ensure the changing and future needs of the public are met

Qualifications

  • Professional standards and qualifications across the engineering team
  • Commitment to the PE as the standard of practice for professional engineering
  • Commitment to NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) certification as the standard of practice for technicians

Professional Advancement

  • Assisting individuals in becoming licensed or appropriately certified
  • Continuous learning for professional growth
  • Exchange and advancement of knowledge in matters of concern to the profession and to its relations with the outside world

Unity

  • Teamwork, unity, and fellowship across all disciplines and all levels of the engineering team
  • Diversity and inclusion, ensuring the profession is a reflection of society
  • A single, integrated membership supported by seamless services provided through state and national societies and local chapters

Public Awareness

  • Foster scientific awareness and promote engineering through STEM/STEAM activities

Our Goals

Image: Increase public recognition of the value of competent and ethical engineering through State and Chapter programs and activities.

Engagement: Increase membership and participation by engaging more people through programs and activities that provide personal and professional benefits.

Sustainability: Financial and operational sustainability for state and local chapters.

Qualified Practice: Protect the P.E. license and title from devaluation and infringement through careful monitoring of legislation and proactive efforts.