It’s Never Too Early to Jump-Start Your Career

If you’re a student working toward an engineering degree, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future after school. As a student enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited engineering program, you have the opportunity for a free NJ Society of Professional Engineers national student membership. This includes students at graduate-level engineering programs, too! Not only does this engineering membership look great on resumes, but student members can also take advantage of benefits like:

Becoming an NSPE student member will give you a competitive edge when applying to jobs, grad school, and down the road for the FE and PE exams. As a student engineer in New Jersey, along with the NSPE student membership, you can also have an NJ engineering membership at NJSPE. See all that NJ Society of Professional Engineers has to offer here. The membership is free and offers countless benefits, so there’s nothing to lose! Learn more about becoming a member here.

15 Free Engineering CEs!

All professional engineers are required to meet a number of professional development hours, with two of those hours being in ethics, to maintain their license. One of the biggest reasons many people join a society for professional engineers is to have access to a wide-range of continuing education opportunities. While full-day classes and multi-day conferences offer a large number of credits, we understand carving time out of your life isn’t always possible. That’s why 15 free webinars are available, all offering professional development hours, via the National Society of Professional Engineers.

These free webinars are each approved for one continuing education credit each. So if you’re looking to knock out your educational requirements from your computer, here are this year’s free engineering CEs for NSPE members:

Remember: these are FREE engineering CEs for all NSPE members. If you’re not a member, these courses are $150 each. Become a NJSPE member today to unlock all these courses for free and get a jumpstart on completing your educational requirements. 

Don’t miss the 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner – Get your Tickets Today!

It’s that time again – the 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercer Oaks Golf Club. This event is the highlight of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers’s calendar year. It brings together hundreds of our members and their spouses as we celebrate the work we’ve all done in the past year. The buffet-style dinner includes a carving station and open 

Who were this year’s award winners?

This year, NJSPE is presenting two awards: the Outstanding Professional Engineer award and the Outstanding Young PE / EIT award. Both awards were created to honor individuals for their achievements in the engineering practice.

  • Outstanding Professional Engineer Award – Paul E. Pogorzelski, PE, PP, CME
  • Outstanding Young PE / EIT Award – Mark J. Rohmeyer, PE

Need a reason to register early?

The first 20 registered spouses attend for free thanks to our friends at ANS Consultants. That means you’ll only have to pay the $85 ticket price for one of you, and the other person attends at no cost!

What about sponsorship and advertising opportunities?

There is one sponsorship available. The $500 NJSPE Awards Dinner sponsor gets one ticket to the event, acknowledgement in the Awards Dinner commemorative program, and acknowledgement on the NJSPE website.

There are several advertising opportunities available. You can place an ad in the Awards Dinner commemorative program. The size options are:

  • $450  – full page
  • $275 – half page
  • $175 – quarter page
  • $125 – eighth page

If you’re interested, please email

Register before it’s too late!

The 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner is coming up fast and furious. Make sure you purchase your tickets as early as possible to take advantage of the best New Jersey professional engineering event of the year. Learn more about the Awards Dinner here or purchase your tickets directly here.

What You Need to Do to Maintain Your New Jersey Professional Engineering License

Becoming an engineer is a long and difficult process. Getting your New Jersey professional engineering license was just one more step in your career as an engineer. Once you have your license though, the work is not over. You must maintain your license with continuing education courses to provide you with the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) you need to maintain and renew your license.

Here is exactly what you need to know about maintaining your New Jersey professional engineering license in order to renew it as maintain PE status.

How many PDHs do I need?

New Jersey professional engineers need 24 hours of continuing education over a two-year period in order to maintain and renew their license.

Can I do more PDHs than required?

Professional engineers can do as many hours of PDHs as they desire.

If I do more than the required PDHs, can those hours carry over into the next renewal period?

Yes, but 12 hours of continuing education is the maximum amount you can carry over.

How long is the renewal period?

Biennial – every two years.

How much does it cost to renew?

There is a renewal fee of $80.

When can I renew my license?

On April 30 in even numbered years.

Are certain PDHs required each period?

Two ethics PDH credits are required each period. No more than eight hours of ethics PDHs can count toward the 24 hours needed to maintain your license.

Can I complete my PDHs online?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of PDHs you complete online.

Where can I find upcoming PDHs?

All information about continuing education courses and professional engineering education can be found here on our wesbite.


If you are a NJSPE member and have any other questions about maintaining your New jersey professional engineer license you can contact us here:

Top Five Places to Travel for Engineering Marvels

Summer vacation season is getting closer. Some New Jersey engineers enjoy beaches and resorts for an awesome vacation, but others enjoy the sight-seeing and adventures of a new place. Whatever your preference is we’re sure you’ll find these five engineering structures worth the visit!

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge

Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge

Photo from Travel Triangle

This is the world’s longest bridge at 102.4 miles long and can be found connecting the cities of Shanghai and Nanjing in China. This bridge is unique because it is built in a viaduct design. If you’re staying in Shanghai, there are a number of other amazing destinations you won’t want to miss, like the Jin Mao Tower and Skywalk and Shanghai’s Promenade: The Bund.

Palm Islands

Palm Island Resport

The Palm Islands are three man-made islands on the coast of Dubai. These islands were created with commercialization in mind. The resort island stands out as an engineering marvel because it was created from the sea floor up. Three billion cubic feet of sand was dredged up from the bottom of the ocean and with concrete supports. The sand was used to shape the palm tree structure and support the hotel.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Located in Moscow, Russia, St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of Moscow’s most famous structures. This cathedral to Russians is what the Eiffel Tower is to the French. It was constructed from 1555 to 1561, and legend has it that Ivan the Terrible blinded the architect to prevent him from building another structure as beautiful as the cathedral.  

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Mars

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey has made it’s transformation over the years from a church to a mosque to a museum. The structure primarily carries characteristics of two different cultures – Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Throughout history, Hagia Sophia has been an important site of worship for both Christians and Muslims, and it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Istanbul.

Dancing House

Dancing House

The Dancing House, also known as Fred and Ginger, in Prague, Czech Republic was constructed from 1992 to 1996. The structure features two towers, a glass and a stone tower. The stone is meant to symbolize Fred Astaire and the glass tower, Ginger Rogers. The nontraditional design was controversial at the time because it did not blend in with the Baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau buildings that Prague is famous for. Exploring Prague, you’re sure to find tons of amazing structures.

Wherever you decide to go, sight-seeing will be aplenty! New Jersey engineers have the world at their fingertips. As you continue to work in the field of engineering, getting inspiration from other cultures and states can help you grow. Don’t let these amazing opportunities pass you by.

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