Consulting Engineering Firm Membership

Eligibility
Any Colorado consulting engineering firm office with at least one principal who is a resident of Colorado and has an active Colorado license as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) and  is eligible for a Firm Membership. Click here to learn why more than 265 consulting engineering firms in Colorado (5,000 across the country) are members.

Dues Calculation
Your Firm Membership dues includes ACEC Colorado and ACEC National dues and are determined based on the average number of employees reported to the Council as the total number of regular (non-overtime) hours for which all employees (salaried or hourly engineering and non-engineering in the U.S. and abroad) are paid by your firm on an annual basis divided by 2,080 (i.e., 40 hours multiplied by 52 weeks). Please note this number is based on all employees for your firm not only engineers. These numbers are reported upon your initial application and may be updated for recalculation each July when the new annual dues cycle begins. (NOTE: Membership in ACEC National is required with each Firm Membership.) Call 303.832.2200 for a complimentary estimate of your dues based on your employee count.

Application ProcessDownload Member Firm Application
Download, complete and return the appropriate membership application to the ACEC Colorado office. The staff will present your application at the next monthly meeting of the ACEC Colorado Membership Committee, which makes recommendations for approval to the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors. Once the board has approved your application, your information will be entered into Council’s database and your membership will be activated. The following month, your firm will receive a dues invoice via email for the next quarter’s dues cycle (Note: membership started in the middle of a dues cycle will be prorated). Dues statements are emailed to the firms primary contact or designated dues contact on a quarterly basis. In most cases, firms remit one payment for both state and national dues to ACEC Colorado. 

Benefits
Click here for a downloadable PDF of these benefits.

  • Participation in ACEC Trusts (click here to learn more)
  • Membership Matters: Consulting engineering firms that are focused on prosperity understand investments must have a beneficial return. Belonging to ACEC Colorado – the industry’s premier business organization – is an investment that can further your business and enhance the capabilities of your employees. Click here for Annual Report.
  • Direct Financial Value: ACEC Colorado member firms receive an average 10-times return on their membership investment by engaging in Council programs and leadership; involving employees in high-impact committees; and taking advantage of proprietary access to state and federal agencies, educational opportunities and member discounts.
  • Access to Information and Resources: There is financial value in having easier access to information and knowledge that has been researched and vetted by the Council, as it saves time and resources.
  • Noteworthy Relationships: Building relationships with other ACEC Colorado members, agency liaisons and other industry organizations creates strong and powerful teams when competing for projects.
  • Industry Prominence Through Association: Member firms must abide by a strict code of ethics and professionalism.  Members are among the leading experts in the industry and are often the first to be called upon to provide expert opinions and testimony on legislation, redefining agency contract language or addressing complex issues that face firms virtually every day.
  • From Success to Significance: These are the reasons Colorado consulting engineering companies choose to be members of ACEC Colorado. Member firms choose to transcend from success to significance and prosperity.
  • Discount Programs: Member firms can take advantage of special offers from both the ACEC Colorado National Purchasing Partners Program and ACEC National Discount Programs.

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