The Engineering Industry is highly regulated by every state in the U.S. Professional engineers must be licensed in every single state in which they will be providing services. Obtaining an engineer license in one state does not allow an individual to provide engineering services in any other state. Although most states offer licensure by reciprocity, endorsement, or comity, license applications may 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 profession engineer license. LicenseLogix streamlines this process so you can focus on the job at hand.
Most states issue professional engineering licenses through their Board of Professional Engineering. While some states issue generic Professional Engineering licenses, others issue licenses for specific disciplines, including Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Structural Engineering. Before an individual may apply for a license, the Board will generally require graduation from an accredited school, the passing all necessary examinations, and accumulation of the requisite amount of experience. The license application will then require proof that each of these requirements has been met, along with the completion of tedious forms. Other supporting documentation may be requested as well, such as personal/character references and transcripts. Each of these regulations seeks to increase public protection by maintaining a high standard of competency across the profession. Once an engineer license is issued, renewals are required to be filed either annually or biennially, varying by state.
Ramifications of Non-Compliance
Unlicensed engineers providing services in a state may be subject to penalties, ranging from high fines, cease and desist orders, and even criminal penalties, such as jail time and probation. Failure to properly maintain a license can lead to fines and censure. Unlicensed operation of energy services will be penalized with high fines, cease and desist orders, and permanent revocation of a license.
How we help your business:
- Our licensing specialists will help you get organized, get informed and get licensed.
- We prepare professional engineering license application packets efficiently and correctly, allowing you to save valuable time struggling to obtain the licenses on your own.
- Once your license has been issued, we will ensure that you remain compliant with all engineering industry licensing laws.
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- American Engineering Association
- National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
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