Membership - Benefits
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What TSPE Does for Its Members
TSPE and NSPE promote and
protect the profession and represent all disciplines of
engineering. TSPE is active at the state level advocating
the interests of engineers before the Tennessee General
Assembly and the State Board of Architects and Engineers in
addition to other programs at the state and local levels.
Here are several examples:
TSPE coordinates a statewide math competition for
6th - 8th graders, with funding from the TN Engineering
TSPE promotes the licensure of engineering graduates
and offers PE exam review classes
TSPE blocked legislation to allow engineering technology
graduates to sit for the PE exam.
TSPE passed legislation to allow engineers and
architects to provide construction management services for
public schools and correctional facilities.
TSPE and NSPE provide information about what is
going on in the profession through their publications
TSPE got legislation amended that would have
exempted signs from the requirement that an engineer or
architect must prepare plans and specifications; we worked
with sponsors to develop a reasonable threshold for signs
that do not need to be designed by engineers.
TSPE allows you to network with other engineers
across all disciplines and all levels of experience, with
local officials and educators, those in industry and the
TSPE fought legislation to increase the $25,000
threshold for public works projects that must be designed by
an architect or engineer to $150,000. We reached agreement
to limit the bill to state parks to address the sponsors
concerns while still protecting public safety.
TSPE passed legislation to enable the State Fire
Marshal in the Department of Commerce and Insurance to
create a dispute resolution process to speed up action on
differences between the State Fire Marshal and engineers and
NSPE offers members 15 professional development
TSPE successfully fought legislation requiring designers
of state projects to estimate the annual BTU consumption
during design development, and encouraging contractors to
consider alternative designs to reduce energy consumption.
TSPE and NSPE provide opportunities to develop
leadership skills and enhance your career.
TSPE blocked legislation that would remove the requirement
that an engineer or architect prepare plans for renovation
of an existing building, no matter what size
For more information about what TSPE does, please contact
Candy Toler or Judy Logue (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 615.242.2486
What NSPE does for its Members