Reports on State PE Laws and Rules

NSPE is providing these resources so NSPE members, state societies, the broader engineering community, and the public can better understand the laws and regulations that define the issues that affect the professional engineer. These assessments are intended to provide useful information that NSPE and its state societies can share with policymakers and the public to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

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Digital Signing and Sealing of Engineering Documents

The following is a compilation of state laws covering the digital or electronic signing and sealing of engineering documents. It has been developed by the National Society of Professional Engineers to provide detailed information about the breadth and scope of these laws nationwide.
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Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers

NSPE has put together a chart of the state continuing education requirements for professional engineers. To find out about licensure requirements, dates and locations of licensure exams, contact your state/territory licensure board.
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Defining the Practice of Engineering

The following compilation of laws relating to the definitions of the practice of engineering in each state has been developed by the National Society of Professional Engineers to provide detailed information about the breadth and scope of these laws nationwide.
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Education and Experience Requirements for Professional Engineers

Education and experience requirements are a vital component of the engineering licensure process. NSPE has produced a collection of state statute and regulations regarding these requirements as a resource to our members and the public.
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Exemptions to Engineering Licensure Laws

The following compilation of industrial, manufacturing, and governmental exemptions to engineering licensure laws has been developed by NSPE.
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State Licensing Fees for Professional Engineers

NSPE has put together information regarding the fees to apply for PE licensure, renewal, and reinstatement in each state and territory as well as the cost of taking the PE exam in each state. Whether you're pursuing a PE license or you are an established PE, NSPE is here to offer a wealth of resources to our members and the public.
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Violations and Enforcement of Engineering Licensing Laws

The following compilation of laws outlines the investigative, disciplinary, and enforcement policies and procedures that can be taken in each state and territory in response to improper and unlicensed engineering has been developed by NSPE.
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When Can I Take the PE Exam?

When can I take the PE exam? is one of the most common questions from PE license candidates. The answer varies by state, and in some cases you may be allowed to take the exam sooner than you think.
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