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Membership Qualifications and Grades

A Professional Engineer Member shall be a Professional Engineer as defined by the holding of a valid license or certificate of engineering registration issued under the laws of any state, territory, possession, or district of the United States or Canada.

An Engineer Intern Member shall be an Engineer Intern, or equivalent, holding a valid certificate issued under the laws of any state, territory, possession, or district of the United States or Canada.

An Engineer Member shall be a graduate engineer qualified to be admitted to examination as an Engineer Intern as defined in Chapter 471.21 of the Florida Statutes but who is not a Professional Engineer and who does not hold a valid certificate as an Engineer Intern or Engineer-in-Training in any state, territory, or possession or district of the United States or Canada. ABET accredited degree needed.

Fellow Member shall be a Professional Engineer Member of recognized high character with distinguished engineering achievements and who shall be elected Fellow only by unanimous vote of the Board, except that automatic Fellow membership status be granted to the individual who is not already a Fellow serving as State Society President upon completion of the term, and will be formalized at the awards ceremony following or immediately preceding the individual’s last Board meeting as President.

A Life Member shall be any Fellow, Professional Engineer Member, Engineer Intern Member, Associate Member, or Surveyor Member or Surveyor-in-Training Member who shall have met all of the following qualifications:

  1. The member shall have retired from the active practices of professional engineering.
  2. The member shall be at least 65 years of age.
  3. The member shall have been a member of the Florida Engineering Society in good standing for a continuous period of 30 years.
  4. The Member shall file formal application by letter, certifying compliance with all requirements
    for eligibility, through the local chapter (if any).
  5. Members of the Corporate Division meeting these requirements and current NSPE
    requirements for Life Membership will be certified by the Society to NSPE on such application.
  6. At such time as a RESPECT member (Retired Special-Transfer) shall have paid Florida
    Engineering Society dues for the required number of years the RESPECT Member may apply for Life Membership.

RESPECT Member (Retired-Special-Transfer):

  1. Shall be at least 65 years of age.
  2. Shall have retired from the active practice of
    professional engineering.
  3. Shall have been made a Life Member of the
    National Society of Professional Engineers through membership in a State Society other than the Florida Engineering Society.

Retired Member:

  1. Shall be retired from full-time employment
    and/or active practice of engineering; and
  2. Shall be at least 62 years of age and have paid
    dues for 5 preceding years, or shall be at least 58 years of age and have met the requirements for continuous membership as set forth in the Life Member requirements; and
  3. Shall file formal application by letter, certifying
    compliance with all requirements for eligibility.

An Engineer Scholar Member shall be a licensed professional engineer, or engineer intern who is also a full-time student pursuing a degree in engineering or affiliated program.

An Associate Member shall be a graduate of a 2- or 4-year college or university (not an ABET accredited degree). An Associate Member shall be considered a professional partner for purposes of this membership classification. A professional partner shall be an individual with education, training, and experience in engineering-related or professional support-related businesses that provide products or services to the engineering profession.

A Student Member shall be an undergraduate or graduate engineering student enrolled full time at a Florida college or junior college. At schools with an approved FES Student Chapter all members of the Student Chapter shall be Student Members of the Society. At schools with an approved NSPE Student Chapter all members of the Student Chapter shall be Student Members of the FES and NSPE. At schools which do not have an approved FES Student Chapter engineering students may become Student Members (At Large) of the Society.

An Agency Partner shall be a Florida governmental agency or educational institution. The Agency Partner shall designate a minimum number of individual representatives in accordance with FES policy. All Agency individual representatives shall meet one of the Corporate or Non-corporate membership classifications and shall be assigned to the corresponding member classification. An Agency individual representative/member shall enjoy the full benefits and privileges corresponding to the member classification. Membership fees for the Agency’s designated individual representatives shall be included as part of the Agency Partner membership application. Furthermore, all employees of an Agency Partner shall be allowed to personally join FES at the Agency Partner representative rate.

An Industry Partner shall be an organization that employs engineers, or supplies professional services or products affecting the engineering profession that is not eligible to hold a Certificate of Authorization. The Industry Partner shall designate a minimum number of individual representatives in accordance with FES policy. All Industry individual representatives shall meet one of the Corporate or Non-corporate membership classifications and shall be assigned to the corresponding member classification. An Industry individual representative shall enjoy the full benefits and privileges corresponding to the member classification. Membership fees for the Industry’s designated individual representatives shall be included as part of the Industry Partner membership application. Furthermore, all employees of an Industry Partner shall be allowed to personally join FES at the Industry Partner representative rate.

Membership Dues

The Florida Engineering Society collects and distributes dues for your FES, NSPE, local chapter and state practice section memberships. All FES members residing in Florida belong to NSPE, a local chapter and a state practice section.