Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
The Engineering Code of Ethics requires professionals to hold the public health, safety and welfare paramount. Many engineering organizations have drafted codes of ethics to which their members are required to commit. These codes have many similarities and are based on a few fundamental principles that provide guidance to professional engineers in the course of their work. However, many difficult or ambiguous situations arise in which the best ethical solution may be difficult to determine.
In this 2-hour online course, background on the philosophical models that guide ethical behavior is presented and the standards of ethical conduct are examined in a variety of situations. Discussion from the NSPE Board of Review is reviewed to provide insights into proper ethical behavior. This course is intended primarily for engineers seeking to learn ethical principles and how to apply them to their professional practice.
Once you complete your course review, take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understand ethical behavior using several philosophical models
- Be familiar with the NSPE Code of Ethics
- Evaluate real world examples experienced by practicing engineers
- Review conflicts of interest and expert’s suggested proper responses
- Assess the standards of professional ethics applied to technical communication
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.