The benefits of being an ACEC/MA member are numerous and include the following:  

  • Improving Business Practices.  Member firms benefit from the sharing of information and committee work on Human Resources, Finance, IT and general business practices.
  • Advocating Legislation and Policy.  ACEC/MA is the voice of the engineering industry before state government and advocates beneficial legislation and procurement policy.
  • Promoting Leadership and Professional Development.  Through leadership training, networking and continuing education programs, individual members develop their business skills and forge strong personnel relationships. Member-only leadership training programs – from our long-standing Emerging Leaders to newer Odyssey Leadership and Everest programs provide learning opportunities for various levels within each organization.
  • Recognizing Excellence. Leadership positions in governing ACEC, sponsorships of programs and the Engineering Excellence Awards recognize firms for their accomplishments.
  • Increasing Visibility. A strong, vibrant ACEC/MA will ensure that the voice of he engineering industry is increasingly being heard in the State House, in corporate boardrooms and by the public.  Members have the opportunity to participate in partnering efforts with state agencies and task forces/committees with fellow member firms.
  • Business-related Benefits. ACEC/MA through ACEC National, offers business-related benefits such as discounts for liability, commercial, health and other insurance, on-line continuing education, peer review, tern surveys, contract documents and more.
  • Relevant News and Information impacting our Industry. Members receive Insights, a quarterly electronic newsletter published by ACEC/MA that contains articles of interest to the professional engineering community and The Last Word, a weekly newsletter from ACEC National.
  • ACEC’s Coalitions. ACEC National provides opportunities to share knowledge and best practices.  Members may join these “communities of practice” on the basis of their discipline (such as structural, mechanical and electrical, surveying, land development or small business firm). Click here for the Coalitions Membership Flyer.

Membership Types

Full membership is open to those firms providing professional engineering or land surveying services, with a PE or PLS  registered or licensed professionally in accordance with the laws of the states of Massachusetts and who are in direct control or in responsible charge for the professional services that are performed in that state.  

Affiliate membership is for firms that provide professional services (other than engineering and land surveying) or non-professional services that complement the services of ACEC Full Member firms, such as insurance, finance and accounting, construction management, construction, scientific and technology support, etc. Affiliate member firms cannot vote, but may participate in all programs, sit on and chair committees and receive all materials

Non-Resident membership is offered to professional engineering or land surveying firms that meet the qualifications of a Full membership, except that the firm does not maintain an office in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for the practice of professional engineering or land surveying services. The Non-Resident member firm must be a full member of ACEC National and a full member of their state Member Organization.  They can participate on a committee, but they do not have voting rights, and they are not eligible for service on the Board of Directors.

A Retired member is a retired individual who was active in ACEC/MA for at least five years and was a Principal of a Member Firm that has been ( or was) a Member Firm for at least ten years. The Member Firm must be a member of ACEC/MA or have been a member of ACEC/MA within one year of the applicant submitting his/her application for Retired Membership status. A Retired Member cannot vote in association elections, but can participate in or chair a committee or forum, or may be appointed or nominated by ACEC/MA to represent ACEC/MA on certain public Boards or Commissions.

Benefit Trust Program

ACEC's Benefit Trust Programs are designed to enhance your membership investment by helping to control your firm's costs. Programs are available for business insurance, life/health insurance, and retirement plans. The ACEC Benefit Trusts have created partnerships with reputable administrators and plan providers that offer valuable services with quality and competitive prices. In addition to providing business savings, these programs make for an attractive employee retention program in which individual employees benefit from your ACEC purchasing power.

For an engineering firm to take advantage of these business opportunities, you must become a member firm. ACEC membership is available through one of the 51 state and regional councils, called  Member Organizations, including ACEC/Massachusetts.

For additional information on ACEC's Trust programs, contact Charles Kim at 202-347-7474 and

ACEC members can achieve further savings through ACEC's Discount Programs. Click here for more information on these programs or contact

ACEC Business Insurance Trust (BIT)

The ACEC BIT has partnered with Marsh US Consumer to customize an insurance program exclusively for ACEC Member Firms. Marsh’s vast experience providing customized insurance solutions to firms in the engineering industry means you can:

  • Save time and avoid the hassle of shopping around
  • Customize a package that’s the right fit for your business—not someone else’s
  • Keep costs down with expert claims and loss control services
  • Enjoy fast, friendly service from an award-winning team of insurance experts

Take a closer look today and find out how you can easily and conveniently get the coverage you need for your business.

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ACEC Retirement Trust

Members of the ACEC Retirement Trust enjoy management costs that are significantly lower than other retirement plan options. The Trust has an excellent track record of low rates, expense ratios and management costs.

ACEC Life/Health Trust

For more than 40 years, the ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust has been dedicated to supporting the health, dental and life insurance needs of engineering firms. Now, the Trust is insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, one of the largest health and well-being companies in the country.

ACEC BIT Member Deductible Assistance Program 

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ACEC/MA Event Registration

ACEC/MA members only pay the ACEC/MA member rate for registration. Check the ACEC/MA member directory to see if your firm is an ACEC/MA member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.

Important: You must use the account, including the username and password, of the individual you wish to register.


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If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact us at 617/227-5551 or

Registration is processed through the ACEC/MA associated website, ACEC/MA is supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust.