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generally consist of tedious forms and varying supporting documentation. Errors and deficiencies in the application process are
likely to cause considerable delay in the issuance of your engineering industry license. LicenseLogix streamlines this process so
you can focus on the job at hand.
Most states issue engineering firm licenses through their Board of Professional Engineering. These states may also have unique name
requirements which may limit the names under which a firm may provide services. Professional Engineering Firm licenses, or
“Certificates of Authorization,” may be denied if your firm name conflicts with the specific requirements of a state.
Generally, the first step in applying for a firm license is to comply with the name requirements that often necessitate registration
of a DBA (“doing business as”). The second step is to obtain an individual license in the appropriate state for your “Professional
Engineer in Responsible Charge” who will qualify your engineering firm for a license. To do so, the individual may be required to
take an examination or qualify by reciprocity with a state in which they are already licensed. The final step is to apply for your
Certificate of Authorization. The application will usually require a fee up to $200 as well as attachments such as copies of licenses
and various corporate documents. Once the license is issued, renewals are required to be filed either annually or biennially, varying
An Engineering Firm operating without a license, or with an expired license, may be subject to penalties ranging from high fines to
cease-and-desist orders to criminal penalties, including imprisonment or probation.Unlicensed operation of energy services will be
penalized with high fines, cease and desist orders, and permanent revocation of a license.