Continuing Education Course Currently Offered

The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have outlined requirements for continuing education for license renewal for PE’s. For your convenience, NJSPE is offering online educational resources. Below are the current course being offered on

Member Pricing: $35

NonMember Pricing: $50


The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior. The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.


This course will review the ways drones are being used in the construction industry, mainly in the engineering and surveying fields. This course will show examples of how drones are being utilized in various different situations to assist Engineers. You will learn the safety benefits of using drones in compromising health situations. You will learn some of the legal requirements for use of drones, applications of drones for specific Engineers needs, benefits of using drones, and you will see some of what the future can hold for drone technology in the engineering field.


This course will provide a general overview of the use and application of regulatory and warning signs, pavement marking and traffic signals. In addition, the course will include a discussion of common traffic engineering studies used to establish speed limits and determine design parameters used in implementing traffic control devices and roadway geometric features. Examples will be presented and concepts will be reinforced through hands-on exercises. Finally, the presentation will provide an overview of roundabouts, including design features, their application and advantages of using roundabouts over other conventional intersection treatments.



This course will review the recently adopted NJ Stormwater Management Rules that became effective on March 2, 2021. The discussion will focus on the design paradigm shift necessary to successfully and efficiently implement green infrastructure including design team approaches to effectively utilize green infrastructure in stormwater management. The concept of decentralization and utilizing the required tiers of BMPs to accomplish stormwater management in a treatment train will be explained, including examples. The benefits of using green infrastructure from both a stormwater management and development standpoint will be explained.


Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement

Learn how the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance, resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection scheduling.

You can register for your courses here!

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NJSPE is looking for suggestions for educational opportunities to add to our catalogue. If you are interested in partnering with NJSPE for an educational session, please contact the NJSPE office and ask for Joanne Lombardi.

5 Engineering and Architecture Trends in 2021

2020 was a year of pause and transition. A time of innovation and pivoting. Professionals were asked to halt work and new methods were put into practice. Many of which are here to stay. As we settle into 2021, it is evident that certain trends will continue to flourish.

*Information for this blog post was provided from an article cited below.


1. A Heightened Concern with Sustainability and Climate Resilience

Innovative green alternatives and improvements to infrastructures with regards to climate change is a key focus for 2021. The Alliance for a Sustainable Future – a joint effort between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – released a 2020 report citing that 60% of surveyed cities across the U.S. have launched or significantly expanded a climate initiative or policy. Displaying a proactive approach in the importance of protecting our natural environment and enhancing existing infrastructure resilience to climate change.

2.Rising investment in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure

Stemming from the same climate cautious mindset expressed in trend number one, biking and pedestrian infrastructures are greener alternatives that continue to grow in popularity.

3. Technology brings better ways to visualize projects

Visualization technologies, such as 3D modeling, gained traction as viable solutions during the challenging year of 2020. However, the benefits of these tools prove that they will continue to play a part moving forward. 3D renderings and animations offer a better understanding of a project while it is still in the beginning phases of design. Offering earlier problem solving solutions and overall lower costs and higher satisfaction of a project.

4. Virtual public engagement is here to stay

Virtual public engagement is an efficient and price conscious alternative to in person engagements. With more tools available that ever before virtual engagements and events will last well beyond present circumstances.

Example of virtual tools include:

  • Drone filming and photography
  • 360-degree high-definition webcams
  • Virtual meetings, webinars, and video conferencing
  • Dedicated websites
  • Strategic social media
  • Email outreach
  • Online surveys

5. The need for creative, multi-family land developments

The housing marketing is fluctuating. People across generations are in search of houses in more rural areas, leaving cities behind. However, the vast amenities and cultural experiences are still desired. “This high demand paired with the limited supply creates an opportunity for private developers to explore creative options such as duplexes, multiplexes, bungalow courts, townhomes and live-work spaces.”

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1 Broses, M., Crow, B. and Wells, P., 2021. 8 Trends in Architecture and Engineering for 2021. [online] SEH®. Available at: <> [Accessed 7 April 2021].

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