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Member Benefits

The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), a national federation of state organizations headquartered in Washington, DC.

ACEC/NC works to promote the business interests of engineering companies by providing legislative advocacy and business services for member companies.

Some of the benefits of ACEC/NC membership are:

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS, which provide forums for sharing ideas and experiences between company leaders and often lead to partnering between companies on major projects in the state.

SEMINARS, through which required professional development hours (PDH’s) can be earned.  ACEC/NC seminars provide and conferences opportunities to earn at least a total of fifteen PDH’s per year to meet the State licensure requirement for licensed engineers.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES through client contact at special awards ceremonies and joint conferences with State agencies, interaction with partner organizations representing client groups, and interaction with elected officials.

ACTIVE COMMITTEES, which focus on practice-area-specific issues that have an impact on how engineering companies do business both at the state and national level.  All members of ACEC/NC normally participate in one or more committees and, through their participation, run the affairs of the Council.

A VOICE IN RALEIGH on issues impacting member firms.  The Executive Director of ACEC/NC is a registered lobbyist for the Council and covers the activities of the General Assembly gavel-to-gavel, advocating on behalf of and protecting the interests of member companies.

POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT through education on legislative issues affecting member companies, organized interaction and support of elected officials of North Carolina (ACEC NC/PAC and “Engineering Companies for NC” Independent Expenditure Account) and ACEC/PAC, which supports candidates at the National level.

COST-EFFECTIVE INSURANCE offered through ACEC, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as business insurance, retirement plans, and professional liability insurance.  ACEC can save your company money by leveraging the group purchasing power of more than 5,500 firms and 600,000 employees to give member companies lower insurance rates.

For additional information about ACEC/NC member benefits or questions on how to become a member, please contact us at or 919-781-7934.

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