How to get your professional engineer license by exam
To get your license, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Pass the EIT (Engineer-in-Training exam).
- Pass the PE (Principles and Practices of Engineering exam).
- Have 8 years of professional-level experience under the direct supervision of a licensed engineer. (Education in an ABET-accredited program may count for up to 4 years of this experience.)
- If you have a non-ABET accredited engineering degree from a foreign country, you must also have your degree evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations. This evaluation will be performed at your expense, and you’re responsible for submitting all the necessary information to the evaluation service.
How to apply
- Complete a Professional Engineer Registration Application:
- If you took the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (EIT) in another state, go to https://verify.ncees.org and follow the instructions for requesting a license/exam verification.
- Official transcripts from colleges/universities are required for applicants who want education considered toward the 8 year experience requirement. Official transcripts must accompany the completed application and be in an envelope sealed by the college/university.
Once we receive your application and fee, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to access the online Law Review. You must complete the Law Review before your application will be considered for licensure. For help in understanding the application process, please see the PE application flowchart.
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