Resources

As the only national association dedicated to the support and development of licensed professional engineers across the nation, NSPE offers members a wealth of resources useful throughout the licensure process and beyond.

White Paper: Licensing for Profitability, Agility, & Growth: Meeting the Challenges of Small and Mid-Sized Engineering Firms

As NSPE notes, licensure is the mark of a professional engineer, an assurance of dedication, skill, and quality. For engineering firms, it is also the key to sustainable, organic growth. By managing firm licenses (certificates of authorization) and individual PE licenses effectively, engineering firms can enjoy significant competitive advantages.

This white paper from Harbor Compliance and NSPE provides tactics and resources to help small and mid-sized firms manage licensing effectively to serve their business goals. It reveals:

  • The three layers of licensing firms must manage to ensure compliance
  • Tactics for greater agility when responding to opportunities
  • Strategies for reducing wasted staff hours and enhancing internal communication
  • Common pitfalls when managing licensing and tips for avoiding them
  • Licensing best practices to ensure a strong, compliant foundation for your firm

» Learn what you need to know to license your firm for success.

Reports on State PE Laws and Rules

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.

Licensure and Ethics Hotline for Members Only

Are you an NSPE member with a question about engineering licensure, ethics, or law? If so, call 888-384-4295 or e-mail legal@nspe.org. Please provide your nine-digit NSPE member number. For all other questions, please call 888-285-6773.

NSPE Issues Information on PE Licensure, Renewal, Reinstatement and Exam Fees

Professional Engineering licensure is the engineering profession's highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality. NSPE provides its members, whether already licensed or soon-to-be licensed, with the information and resources they need to earn and maintain the respected PE seal. The Government Relations team at NSPE has compiled 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 useful throughout the licensure process and beyond.
» Learn more and access the list of state licensing fees!

Professional Engineering Body of Knowledge (First Edition)

What knowledge, skills, and attitudes should every PE strive for? NSPE has taken a first shot at answering that question.
» Access the Professional Engineering Body of Knowledge (First Edition).

Engineering Credentials

The various credentials for engineers and allied professionals and the continued increase in the number of such credentials create confusion for practitioners and consumers alike. Many have recognized that this confusion compromises the effectiveness of these credentials. Some of the confusion is due to lack of understanding about credentials, their benefits and limitations, and credentialing terminology. To address these needs, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards and the National Society of Professional Engineers have collaborated to prepare this tutorial on credentials for engineers and allied professionals.
» Download the Engineering Credentials.

Demonstrating Qualifying Engineering Experience for Licensure

One of the least understood areas of the engineering licensure process relates to the question of what constitutes acceptable qualifying engineering experience for the purposes of licensure.
» Access Demonstrating Qualifying Engineering Experience for Licensure

Exam Review and Preparation

Attaining licensure is an important step in every professional engineer's career. That's why NSPE assists licensure candidates in every way possible by evaluating a wide range of exam review and preparation courses in all media and putting them at your disposal, conveniently and economically.

Frequently Asked Questions About Licensure

In general, what are the requirements for licensure as a professional engineer. Who accredits the engineering program?
» Access the Licensure FAQs.

Licensure by Comity

Individuals licensed in one state or U.S. territory are often interested in becoming licensed to practice in additional jurisdictions. Learn more.

Licensed and Certified

An article written for the graduating engineer by John Edwards.

Strategies for Adoption of Changes to State Engineering Statutes

The purpose of this white paper is to provide guidance to NSPE state societies and others in the engineering profession on strategies to consider in legislative initiatives to amend state engineering laws in accordance with NSPE professional policies and position statements.

Tips and Strategies to Pass the FE/FE Exam

Attaining licensure is an important step in every professional engineer's career. That's why NSPE assists licensure candidates in every way possible by evaluating a wide range of exam review and preparation courses in all media and putting them at your disposal, conveniently and economically. Get started with any of the following NSPE-endorsed products.

Free Web Seminars

Engineering Education Outcomes—NSPE's Professional Practice Initiative
Strategies for the Modification of State Engineering Statutes

State Continuing Education Requirements for Engineers

This page outlines the continuing education requirements for engineers by state.

State Licensing Boards

To find out about licensure requirements and dates and locations of licensure exams, contact your state/territory licensure board.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Links

» Establishing an NCEES Record