Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.
(Applications due Jan. 15, 2017)
(Applications due July 31, 2016)
|Agricultural & Biological Engineering||April 21, 2017||Not offered|
(Passing the Architectural Engineering exam results in a Building Systems Engineer)
|April 21, 2017||Not offered|
|Chemical Engineering||April 21, 2017||October 28, 2016|
|Civil Engineering||April 21, 2017||October 28, 2016|
|Control Systems Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Electrical Engineering||April 21, 2017||October 28, 2016|
|Environmental Engineering||April 21, 2017||October 28, 2016|
|Fire Protection Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT)||Computer-based testing. See the NCEES website for details.||Computer-based testing. See the NCEES website for details.|
|Industrial Engineering||April 21, 2017||Not offered|
|Mechanical Engineering||April 21, 2017||October 28, 2016|
|Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Naval Architect/Marine Engineering||April 21, 2017||Not offered|
|Nuclear Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Petroleum Engineering||Not offered||October 28, 2016|
|Structural (16-hour)||April 21–22, 2017||October 28-29, 2016|
Note: We don’t offer the Software Engineering exam in Washington at this time.
Find out about the latest exam changes.
|Exam date||Application and reschedule deadline|
|October exams||Your application (or request to reschedule) and fee must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.|
|April exams||Your application (or request to reschedule) and fee must be postmarked by January 15, 2017.|
You’ll need to pay 2 different fees:
U.S. Veterans may be eligible for partial reimbursements of costs. For more information:
You may purchase study materials for most exams on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.
You may ask to take the next available engineer exam by submitting the Reexam or Exam Reschedule Application and the $30 rescheduling fee (check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing) to:
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
Your request and fee must be postmarked by the reschedule deadlines above.
If you pass the exam, we’ll send your:
Note: Please make sure that we have your current mailing address. You may look for your license number online, as it may take 2 additional weeks for your printed license to reach you.
What can I bring to the exam?
Please see the NCEES exam-day policies, for information about items allowed in the exam room.
Are special accommodations available?
Yes, please see the Special accommodations page of the NCEES website for instructions on how to make arrangements for your exam.
What’s the difference between application deadlines and NCEES exam deadlines?
The application deadline is the last day you can submit your application and fee to us for approval to take an exam. The NCEES deadline is the last day you can reserve a seat for the exam after you’ve been approved to take it. You must receive approval from our office before you can register with NCEES.
If I’ve been approved to take an exam in the past, is that approval good for any upcoming exams I want to take?
It depends on the type of test:
I took the NCEES structural exam. Do I have to pass both the vertical and lateral forces portions before I can be issued a structural license?
Yes, you have to pass both the 8-hour vertical portion and the 8-hour lateral portion of the exam within a 5–year period. However, you don’t have to take both portions during the same exam administration.
Can I review a failed exam?
No, reviews of exams offered on behalf of or administered by the Washington board aren’t permitted. All candidates who fail a Washington-specific exam are provided a scoring breakdown in the subject areas covered by the exam.