NACE-SSPC Discussions - Update #11 - NACE Board Meeting Update and Upcoming Member Vote


This is the 11th of a series of messages to keep you informed throughout ongoing discussions between NACE and SSPC leadership regarding a possible combined association.  

Previous updates are accessible by clicking on the link to each message. 

Ongoing Update Schedule
Update #1 - January 10 - Overview and Process of Discussions and Decision Making
Update #2 - January 17 - Certification Considerations Q&A
Update #3 - January 24 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 1
Update #4 - January 31 - Standards and Committees Considerations Q&A
Update #5 - February 7 - SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference Update
Update #6 - February 14 - Next Steps in the Discussion Process
Update #7 - February 21 - Education Considerations Q&A
Update #8 - February 28 - Membership Considerations Q&A - Part 2
Update #9 - March 6 - Review of Member FAQs
Update #10 - March 13 - Revised NACE Town Hall Schedule and COVID-19 Impact

Update #11 - March 20 - NACE Board Meeting Update and Upcoming Member Vote

Update #12 - March 27 - FAQs Continued

On Saturday, March 14, NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the resolution to approve the proposed combination of NACE and SSPC. Following the board’s vote, the next step toward combining the organizations is a member vote by the full memberships of both NACE and SSPC, which will be held online from April 3-17, 2020. 

NACE will hold two virtual town hall meetings next week to provide members with information about the proposed combination, solicit feedback and answer questions. NACE International Vice President, Tim Bieri will present an overview of the proposed combination with Terry Greenfield, NACE CEO Bob Chalker, SSPC Executive Director Bill Worms. Other members of the NACE-SSPC Task Group will be present to answer questions and provide additional perspective. 

Participation in town halls is free and open to all NACE and SSPC members. The Town Hall meeting schedule is as follows. Please click the link to register for the session of your choice: 

Town Hall #3 - Thursday, March 26 at 9 p.m. CST -  

Town Hall #4 - Friday, March 27 at 8 a.m. CST -   

Members are welcome to actively engage during these meetings and pose any questions or share any comments they may have. 

In addition, SSPC and NACE will continue to update the Member FAQs with questions that are submitted to the staff and task group.  You can always check the latest FAQs here

Following is a timeline of upcoming discussion-related milestones. 

March 26 - NACE Online Town Hall #3 - 9:00 p.m. CST - Register Here

March 27 - NACE Online Town Hall #4 - 8:00 a.m. CST – Register Here

April 3 - 17 - Proposed member votes for NACE and SSPC 

The member vote will be open to current members only, so please make sure that your membership is active, and your contact information is up-to-date so you receive the ballot. If you have any questions, please contact

Please check this page next Friday, March 27 for Update #12 - FAQs Continued