The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is a national trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C. that represents the business voice of engineering firms.
Originally founded in 1905, ACEC is a federation of 51 state and regional councils. Our primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for our member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education.
ACEC’s membership is as diverse as the industry it represents, with 5,500 member firms representing more than 580,000 employees. In addition to engineering firm members, ACEC also welcomes affiliate members to join the Council. Affiliate firms are those businesses that supply or do business with our member firms. Visit our Member Center for more information.
- The engineering and design industry’s contribution to U.S. GDP grew to $558 billion (11.2%) in 2021, accounting for 2.7% of the U.S. GDP.
- The engineering and design services industry reported $372 billion in revenue in 2021, a 9.7% hike over 2020 revenue, representing 1% of all U.S. output.
- The engineering and design industry directly employs 1.5 million workers plus another 3.2 million upstream and downstream workers - 3.8% of total U.S. employment.
- Total engineering and design services wages grew 5.1% over 2020, with an average wage of $100,200.
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For any questions or comments about the ACEC website, please contact the Communications and Marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To sign up for a live or on-demand course or webinar, please visit our Education & Events page to access our education library.
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After participating online with a live or on-demand class, go back to the program library to access the class materials and take the quiz. Upon passing, your PDH certificate will be available for immediate download.
For in-person events, ACEC issues PDH certificates via the Registered Continuing Education Provider Program (RCEP). Within 10 days after completing the class, you’ll receive a notification email to the address used to register for the class instructing how to access your PDH certificate.
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Last Word Blog
Thanks for your interest in contributing to the ACEC blog.
The blog provides a platform for meaningful interaction within the ACEC community. We encourage ACEC members to submit posts that address issues of importance to the Council, ACEC Member Firms, the engineering industry, or the nation.
Here are the guidelines for contributing:
- Author must be an employee of an ACEC Member Firm or an ACEC Affiliate Member Firm.
- Blog posts may not include commercial endorsements.
- Blog posts are limited to 500 words.
- Submissions must be approved by ACEC staff before being published.
To submit a blog post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in appearing on the Engineering Influence Podcast, please email us at email@example.com with the subject line, “Podcast Guest Inquiry.” Please be sure to include your name, contact email, and phone and a brief overview of your proposed discussion topic.