Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) is the ONLY organization in the state that exists to protect your professional engineering license. Comprised of over 1700 licensed engineers, engineers in training, and engineering student members, PENC is committed to promoting and protecting licensure and the ethical practice of engineering. Learn more >>

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invite you to join us for our annual

Environmental Education & Networking Event

3 PDH’s available

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

10:30am – 2:30pm

The McKimmon Conference and Training Center



10:30am – 11:00am

Registration and Networking

11:00am – 11:45am

“Legislative Environmental Issues/Topics at the NC General Assembly”

NC Representative Rick Catlin, PE (1 PDH)



12:15pm – 1:15pm     

Keynote:  “NCDENR’s Mission and Priorities Update” (1 PDH)

Secretary van der Vaart

1:15pm – 2:30pm

“NCDOT Environmental Regulatory Streamlining Initiatives”

LeiLani Paugh, NCDOT & Morgan Weatherford, NCDOT (1 PDH)




ACEC/NC, PENC, NCAEP members and Public Sector Employees:   $75.00

Non Members:  $100

Luncheon, Registration and Program Sponsorships are available!

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And to sign up for sponsorships!


*Note: While PENC offers Professional Development Credit for this program, it is up to each Professional Engineer to determine if the content is relevant to his/her individual practice and suitable for his/her continuing education.



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Governor Signs Legislation Authorizing New PENC License Plate

Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation authorizing PENC to create its own NC license plate.  The license plate design will look very similar to the graphic pictured above.  In order to proceed with the design and production, PENC will need to collect 300 applications and payment to submit to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  

Once this step is complete, the plate will be in full production and available through the regular license plate application procedures of DMV. 

Click HERE for more information.

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newly licensed PE?

Do Your PE's know the Rules and Regulations that Govern the Engineering Profession in NC?


Membership in PENC ensures your new PEs have a place to go for what they need to know!


Click HERE for details about our New Webinar Series by NCBELS for New PEs! 

PENC State-Only Membership Option Now Available for $186!

PENC has introduced a new membership option that allows you to pick the membership that is best for you!

The State-Only Associate membership is open to all Licensed Engineers or those on the licensure track and affords you all of the benefits of membership in PENC, including: advocacy at the NC General Assembly, access to NC-specific information, discounts on in-person professional development and access to free online professional development opportunitities.

For a full overview of benefits and to join, click here >

Did you know that PENC hosts a job board unique to the engineering profession?

It's one of the only career centers in the state that caters exclusively to engineers. And, it is part of a larger Science and Technology network that offers expanded opportunities for job seekers and employers alike.

Check out all it has to offer by visiting today.>> 








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