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:
- Advancing Your Career: Seven Essentials Principles to Set Yourself Apart – this webinar identifies the necessary behaviors for building a successful career and how to apply them as well as how to be a resource who brings perspective to the workplace and contributes to the company’s mission.
- Architects & Engineers Claims Risk: Impact of Changing Technology and Inexperience – this course takes a deep dive into the biggest trends affecting architects and the engineering industry. It’ll provide insight into any changes expected in the profession, including how our reliance on technology will forever change the way we operate.
- Engineering Career Development: How to Manage and Retain the Future Workforce – designed for managers, this webinar looks at the common characteristics of the incoming workforce so you can learn how to retain them at you company. It also sets basic expectations for young engineers, so they can successfully get started in their careers.
- Engineering Ethics: Marketing Communications, and Employment – eligible for ethics credits, this webinar reviews the NSPE Board of Ethical Review cases on being selected as a conference speaker by a former employer, transitioning from an employer to a competitor, non-inclusion of state licenses in email signatures, providing engineering advice on social media, and establishing your own firm.
- Engineering Ethics: The PE and Domestic and International Gifts – this ethics course discusses a PE’s dedication to public health, safety and welfare and focuses on legal and ethical issues related to domestic and international gifts.
- Engineering Ethics: The PE and Sustainable Development – eligible for ethics credits, this course reviews the NSPE Board of Ethical Review cases on obligations of the engineer in relation to environmental concerns, public criticism toward environmental concerns and whistleblowing.
- Engineering Ethics: The PE as an Expert Witness – this free webinar focuses on the ethical issues related to forensic clients, refusal to testify agreements, and forensic services related to criminal prosecutions.
- Hurricane Engineering Response: Restoring Power to Puerto Rico – this webinar looks at the 2017 hurricane season to explore the roles a PE plays in disaster recovery. It reviews best practices on making ethical decisions as well as crisis management strategies.
- Introduction to the 2018 EJCDC Construction Series Documents – this course provides an overview of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, specifically focusing on the Construction Series documents.
- License to Succeed: Compliance for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms – this free course surveys the greater regulatory landscape for architecture, engineering and construction firms, and industry that isn’t built for mobility or speed. It provides strategies to overcome these challenges and common mistakes.
- Navigating Successful Project Delivery – this webinar examines liability related to the broad spectrum of services offered by engineers. It looks at key risk factors and ways to manage risk to ensure a more successful outcome.
- Prevention through Design – this course defines prevention through design as stated in the Code of Ethics, identifies examples of PtD in design and construction, discusses its barriers and processes, and offers a plan for implementing it into your organization.
- Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) and its Importance to Engineering and the Public – this session defines QBS and its value, discusses related legislative and regulatory requirements, and provides an overview of how NSPE is promoting and protecting it.
- Staying Relevant: The Lifelong Learning Journey – learning is crucial for PEs. This course discusses how education fuels career success, how to use change as a learning opportunity, how to align interests with learning, and how to chart, start and sustain a lifelong learning journey.
- Understanding Wastewater Engineering – this webinar explains wastewater sources and treatment technologies. It also looks at storm water generation, engineering controls, and various industrial applications.
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.