The National Society of Professional Engineers
Many of the members of the Red River Valley Section of IEEE are also members of the National Society of Professional Engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more. NSPE serves some 50,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters. The local societies serving the Red River Valley IEEE members are either the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers or the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers.
Engineers that are members of NSPE have graduated from an ABET accredited engineering school and must hold licensure as either an Engineering Intern (EIT) or as a Professional Engineer (PE) by passing the necessary licensing board exams.