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Joining WACEL

Benefits of Membership

Here’s what you receive when your engineering laboratory or inspection agency becomes a WACEL member:

  1. Easy-to-access, cost-effective technician certification programs that meet specification, code and regulatory mandates.
  2. Certification testing on demand at your facility or in the WACEL office.
  3. Staff training made easy: regular soil I, concrete I and plan reading training classes.
  4. Access to a cost-effective, easy-to-schedule, nationally recognized laboratory accreditation program that meets specification, code and regulatory mandates.
  5. No-cost annual aggregate and concrete reference sampling programs.
  6. Opportunities to meet and network face-to-face with area building officials throughout the year.
  7. An independent, industry voice to represent your company when regulations are proposed and passed that affect your professional practice and business.
  8. An independent voice to represent you at ASTM, ACI and other standard-setting groups.
  9. Ongoing education programs that keep your fingers on the pulse of technological   advances and successful business and professional practices.
  10. Lower exposure to professional liability.
  11. Practice on a level playing field.
  12. Access a clearinghouse of information related to special inspections and construction observation and testing.
  13. Sleep better at night.

 

Membership Categories

WACEL has three broad membership categories: Laboratory Members, Inspection Agency Members and Certified Members.

A Laboratory Member is defined as an engineering firm with a laboratory that is operated as an independent organization managed and/or supervised by one or more full-time professional engineers and that provides technical testing, inspection, quality control and consulting services to clients in a manner which upholds the ethics of the engineering profession.

As a condition of membership, laboratory members must agree to have all of their laboratories in the WACEL service region accredited by WACEL or another program recognized by the WACEL Laboratory Accreditation Committee within 12 months of joining. Firms that are terminated for failing to meet this requirement can only rejoin upon submission of materials required for laboratory accreditation.

An Inspection Agency Member is defined as an engineering firm or division of an engineering firm that is operated as an independent organization managed and/or supervised by one or more full-time professional engineers licensed in the jurisdiction where the office is located and that provides inspection, quality control and consulting services in a manner that upholds the ethics of the engineering profession. As a condition of membership, Inspection Agency Members must participate in the WACEL Inspection Agency Audit Program within 12 months of joining. Firms that are terminated for failing to meet this requirement can only rejoin upon submission of materials required for the Inspection Agency Audit Program.

A Certified Member is defined as an individual who has met the requirements of a WACEL certification program.

 

Membership Dues

*Membership dues are based on the size of a firm as follows:

0-25 employees

$250 plus $9.25 per quarter per employee

26-50 employees

$250 plus $9.00 per quarter per employee

51+ employees

$250 plus $8.25 per quarter per employee

Click here for a Laboratory membership application.

Click here for an Inspection Agency membership application.

Click here for a copy of the WACEL Bylaws.

Click here for a copy of the WACEL Code of Ethics

*Rates effective 4/1/18.