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The business of engineering is exceptionally challenging and that's why ACEC exists.  It's the only organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of engineering companies.

No other professional society or trade association is totally focused on improving the business climate for engineering companies.

The value delivered by ACEC is best measured by the fact that more than 5,000 of the country's most successful and recognized engineering firms – large and small – are members of the Council.

Membership Classifications:

This class of membership is available only to a business organization that holds a Certificate of Authorization from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors, permitting the organization to offer engineering services to the public (see Ohio Revised Code Section 4733.16) and have an office in the state of Ohio. Such an organization may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or an independent engineering department, division or subsidiary of a private, non-engineering company. All Member Firms must maintain simultaneous membership in ACEC Ohio's national affiliate, the American Council of Engineering Companies.

This class of membership is available to a business organization that supports the goals of ACEC Ohio and provides professional services of a scientific and technical nature that are complementary to the services provided by Member Companies.  Examples of eligible entities would be archeologists, biologists, environmental scientists, planners, geologists, architects, and construction management firms. 

Business organizations that provide professional services or products used in the internal operation of Member Companies such as attorneys, insurance brokers, bankers, accountants, management consultants, computer and software vendors, and blueprint/reproduction companies, manufacturers are also eligible for membership.

Only firms that are NOT eligible for membership as a Member Firm (i.e., firms that do NOT hold a Certificate of Authorization from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors) are eligible to become Affiliate Member Firms. Principals of Affiliate Member Firms shall not be eligible to vote, hold office nor serve as chair of a committee.

Affiliate Member dues are $600 annually.

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ACEC Ohio Affiliate Members