Why Join

TSPE is a state society of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Membership is maintained at the national level and members are assigned to an affiliated state society and local chapter. 

We are dedicated to the interests of PEs across disciplines and recognize your professional goals and dedication. More of your membership dollars are going to your state to support enhancing the value they provide through local member engagement, advocacy, and outreach activities.


We provide resources to members, potential engineers, and the public regarding the PE license:

  • What is a PE?

  • Why get licensed?

  • How do I do I get licensed?

  • How do I maintain my license?

TSPE's executive director serves as a full-time lobbyist dedicated to the engineering profession when the General Assembly is in session. Each year during session over 100 engineers from across Tennessee travel to the Capitol to participate in Engineers Day on the Hill to Meet with legislators and advocate for specific legislation affecting your profession and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. 

Protecting the PE License

Since the start of 2016, 26 states have introduced legislation and/or regulation that would erode and even destroy the PE license as we know it today, all in the name of job creation.


In Tennessee, there is a concerted effort underway to slash regulation of occupational licensure in numerous professions. We have successfully protected the PE license thus far, but continued vigilance is necessary. Many of our members hold licenses in multiple states, and the erosion of licensing in any state could spread like wild fire. Learn More...

Promoting the Importance of Licensure


Fulfilling Continuing Education Requirements

Meet your licensure continuing education requirements by taking advantage of the following: 

  • Take advantage of the 15 free online seminars offered to NSPE members

  • Attend the annual Tennessee Engineers' Conference which provides seven distinct education tracks, PDH credits and a unique opportunity to network with over 600 peers from across the state. 

  • Attend monthly meetings providing topical information offered by the seven TSPE state chapters which offer continuing education credits as well as enjoyable networking opportunities. 

Need additional hours? NSPE members receive a 50% discount for on-demand courses through the PE Institute. Additionally, TSPE Online University offers over 1,100 on-demand courses at a discounted rate. 

Keeping Current with News of the Profession

Stay informed on the latest state events and news of the profession via TSPE and NSPE publications.

  • PE Magazine - Bimonthly print and digital editions of NSPE's flagship magazine 

  • NSPE Update - Monthly newsletter about the Society's activities. 

  • PE Scope - Bimonthly e-news for PEs on topics including licensure, education, government, and ethics

  • Daily Designs - Summaries of the latest news on engineering topics e-mailed to members daily 

  • TSPE Today/TSPE eNews - Quarterly print newsletter & bimonthly e-news keeping members abreast of society activities, regulatory updates and legislative news from around the state. 

Get the latest news and stay connected by following TSPE and NSPE on social media:


  • Facebook - TNSPE
  • Twitter - TNSPE
  • LinkedIn - TNSPE


Guidance on Key Ethical Issues

Track evolving ethical issues and benefit from guidance of experienced professional engineers with Board of Ethical Review cases:​

  • Do you have questions about licensure, ethics, or law? NSPE members have exclusive access to the Ethics Hotline at 888-384-4295 or e-mail legal@nspe.org

Enhancing Your Professional Knowledge


Connect with Fellow PEs

Crowd source your questions and collaborate with professional engineers from all disciplines and career stages across the country in NSPE's Online Communities

Keep up with the latest events in your state and local chapter on our Events Calendar.

Support Future Engineers

Inspire and shape future engineers by participating in one of the NSPE partner programs - Engineers Week and MATHOUNTS.

Additionally, the NSPE Educational Foundation and the Tennessee Engineering Foundation are committeed to the future of hte engineering profession and offers several scholarship opportunities. 

Support Future Engineers

Save money with deep discounts on a wide variety of publications, standard contract documents, and other services offered by NSPE's benefit partners:

  • Office Depot

  • UPS

  • Citrix

  • Lenovo

  • Avitru

  • and many more..