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As a member of ACEC/MN, you have access to many professional opportunities and resources. To inquire about membership, contact the ACEC/MN office at 952/593-5533 or complete this form online.

Professional Development
These programs, offered fall through spring allow you to build your professional skills and network with your colleagues.

  • Seminars on a wide array of engineering and business topics
  • Leadership Breakfast Series
  • Women In Engineering Series
  • Forecasting events with various state agencies, counties, etc., to discuss long-term project plans and budgets
  • Free monthly technical Brown Bags


Membership Directory
Annual listing of firm and affiliates distributed to over 2,000 users of engineering services, including municipalities, counties, architects, building inspectors, universities and other public and private entities throughout Minnesota.

Project Announcement Bulletin (PAB)
Weekly e-mail containing information on potential projects from municipalities, state agencies and other sources.

Monthly electronic member newsletter featuring association activities, member firm news and industry information.

Annual client newsletter that informs and educates clients about issues affecting communities and services provided by members.

Legislative Activities/Events
ACEC/MN retains a professional lobbyist and maintains an active legislative committee to represent membership concerns with state legislators and agency leaders. Recent legislative successes and accomplishments include:

  • Passed legislation that limits indemnification clauses in contracts
  • Established 10-year statute of repose
  • Passed Qualifications Based Selection legislation
  • Established Designer Selection Board
  • Passed certificate of merit legislation
  • Successfully defeated sales tax on professional services (four times)

Capitol Consulting Day
This annual event allows members to meet with state legislators to discuss engineering issues.

Awards Programs

Engineering Excellence Awards recognizes engineering achievements at the state and national levels.

Annual Meetings
Review association activities and recognize member and firm achievements through the following awards:

  • President´s Award - This award is presented to an individual employed by a member firm that has made a significant contribution to the association and has shown to be a credit to the consulting engineering profession over the past year.
  • Firm of the Year - This award is presented to an ACEC/MN firm that, through their activities, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the association and the consulting engineering profession.
  • Tom Roche - This award is presented to an individual who has contributed a great deal during their career to the engineering profession, ACEC/MN and the community.

Outreach Programs

Scholarship Program

  • The ACEC/MN Scholarship program is designed to educate young engineering students about the field of consulting engineering and provide financial aid to students interested in the profession.
  • Softball Tournament - raises over $1,500
  • Golf Tournament -  raises over $20,000

High School Engineering Program
The engineering program meets in the fall and sponsoring firms host activities to provide students with information on educational requirements, job demand, salaries, and current trends and technology. Interactive, hands-on exercises and tours have also been a huge hit and will continue to be offered.

Emerging Leaders Training
Designed to give young or new engineers insight into the business side of consulting engineering. The interactive sessions are divided into two series; developing technical business skills and business management skills.

PE/FE Presentations
Opportunity for engineering students to learn more about Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the process of becoming Professional Engineers.


Conducted annually to collect compensation information.

Conducted every other year to gather information on benefits, perks and compensation for the purpose of sharing this data with members.

Solicit member feedback on association activities and events to continually meet the needs of members.

The Eloquent Engineers is a forum to improve communication and public speaking skills and socializing and network with fellow engineers.

Group Benefits
Available through ACEC/MN and ACEC for health, life, retirement and business insurance.