Indiana Society of Professional Engineers   

Online Ethics Course Overview

Course Title: Ethics in the Practice of Professional Engineering

Presenter: Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, Professor Emeritus of Purdue University and the University of Kentucky, Past President of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers and a member of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers


This course is a webinar on Ethics in the Practice of Professional Engineering sponsored by the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE). It requires having access to the Internet and consists of a series of slides that are narrated and enhanced by the presenter. It was recorded before a live audience of professional engineers and includes questions and discussion from this group. The total time for viewing the course is about one hour.

The course explains why ethics is important, gives an overview of professional codes of ethics, describes the rules of professional conduct in the Indiana Statutes and Rules, provides guidelines for making value-laden decisions, and shows the value of professional and technical societies in maintaining ethical health fitness. This course fulfills the rule requiring one hour on ethics applicable to the practice of professional engineering.

Included with this online course are a summary sheet with links to references, a quiz, and a course evaluation form. Upon completion of the course, you must complete and submit the quiz and get a score of at least 80% to get credit for the course. You are also encouraged to submit a course evaluation form to assist in making improvements to subsequent versions of this course. Upon completion of each course and passing of the quiz, a certificate acknowledging completion of the course will be sent to you.

The cost for the course is $20 for ISPE/NSPE members and $50 for non-members. Registration and payment for the course may be made using the PayPal link below (all major credit/debit cards accepted). Access to the course is not granted automatically but will be provided to you by ISPE upon notification of receipt of registration and payment by PayPal or after receipt of registration and payment by mail. If registering by mail, please provide an e-mail address to include with your contact information.

For further assistance, contact:

Laurie Howe, Exec. Adm.
Indiana Society of Professional Engineers
Phone: (317) 255-2267
Email: indspe@gmail.com

Instructions for completing course

Ethics Course Quiz Form

Ethics Course Evaluation Form

Registration Fees
Registrant Name (if not buyer)
ISPE/NSPE Membership Number

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers | P.O. Box 20806, Indianapolis, IN 46220 | Phone: 317-255-2267 | Fax: 317-255-2530 | Email: indspe@gmail.com