ISPE Membership 

Membership Overview

Your ISPE membership grows and changes with you throughout your professional journey, and dues levels change as your ability to share in your investment grows.  Student memberships are FREE.  After graduation, members pay sliding scale increases over five years - easing into full membership dues as your career grows.  Retired engineers again see a reduction in dues.   

There are three parts to ISPE Membership:

  1. National Membership - NSPE membership gives you the broad membership connection and NSPE Benefits.
  2. State Membership - ISPE Gives you access to full benefits at the state level.
  3. Chapter Membership -  Chapters provides you a local network of peers for professional and social interaction, activities and fellowship.

All new members must now join through NSPE. In addition, as you make your way through the Online Join Process, you have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of NSPE, ISPE and Foundation causes, such as MATHCOUNTS, the Scholarship Fund, and more.  These are all strictly optional.

Membership Categories

  • Licensed Member/Member -  Practicing PE, SE, or PLS.  Graduate from an ABET accredited engineering program who is no longer eligible for recent graduate dues.  Retired engineer / land surveyor who is not yet 60 years of age, or who voluntarily continues to pay full dues.  
  • Retired Member - 60 years of age or older, working less than 20 hours per week.  Retired Members pay half price dues.  To receive 1/2 price National dues, engineers must have been a continuous NSPE member for 25 years and is at least 65 years of age, and has retired from active practice.
  • Recent Graduate - Earned an undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited school within the last 5 years.  Recent Graduates pay sliding scale dues.
  • Student - Currently enrolled in an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program or Junior College pre-engineering program. Membership for students is FREE.
  • Affiliate - A licensed Professional Land Surveyor, a non-licensed engineer that does not meet the requirements of any of the categories above, a technician or other interested person affiliated with engineers.  Eligible only for state and chapter membership.  Contact ISPE at 217-544-7424 to get started!   


Member Benefits

Some call it networking. I call it strengthening my safety net. By participating in ISPE, I get to know other engineers and these friendships help me in my profession. It's easy to call someone I know to ask advice on how to handle a problem. When I need a partner for a project, it's easier to work with someone I know personally. My friends and clients are located all over the country. My network and my business continue to grow through my involvement with ISPE and NSPE.  Zeyn B. Uzman, PE, SE, F.NSPE