Professional Engineer Licensing

Anyone practicing or offering to practice professional engineering in Maine must be qualified and must be licensed with the State of Maine. For more detailed information on licensure qualifications, please read our Laws and Rules.

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Initial Licensure (NCEES Record Holder)

Applicants for initial (first-time) licensure who hold a current NCEES Record (including transcripts, FE exam, work experience, and PE references) must:

  1. Pay NCEES to transmit your NCEES Record to Maine;
  2. Complete the online application and payment process.

Initial Licensure paper application

Applicants for initial (first-time) licensure as a PE in Maine must submit:

  1. Completed, signed application (PDF) with application fee (DOC) by check or money orders payable to "TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE" and mailed to:

    State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
    92 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0092
     
  2. Transcripts sent directly from your school showing a Bachelor of Science degree of at least four years from an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program, or from an engineering, engineering technology or allied science program that meets the NCEES Education Standard. (Maine EI skip this step);
  3. Passing result on the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. If you took the FE prior to 2014 you must have an Exam/Licensure Verification Form (PDF) or electronic verification sent directly to the board from the jurisdiction where you took the FE exam (Maine EI skip this step);
  4. Engineering Employment Verification Forms (PDF) showing four years of engineering experience sent directly to the board by the PE or supervisor verifying your work experience;
  5. PE Reference Form (PDF) sent directly to the board by five references, three of whom must be licensed PEs; and
  6. Once your application is approved, take the NCEES Principles and Practices of Engineering examination;
  7. Once you are notified that you have passed the exam, pay the appropriate licensure fee to the board.
  8. Your license will be sent to you upon completion of licensure requirements.

Comity Licensure (NCEES Record Holder)

Applicants for comity licensure as a Professional Engineer who hold a current NCEES Record must:

  1. Pay NCEES to transmit your NCEES Record to Maine;
  2. Complete the online application and payment process.

Comity Licensure paper application

Applicants for comity licensure as a Professional Engineer in Maine must:

  1. Hold an active license in good standing as a Professional Engineer in an equivalent U.S. or foreign jurisdiction;
  2. Submit an Exam/Licensure Verification Form (PDF) or electronic verification to the board from the jurisdiction where the applicant took the FE exam and PE exam and received initial licensure, as well as from their current jurisdiction, if different;
  3. Submit Engineering Employment Verification Forms (PDF) directly to the board from their employers;
  4. Submit five completed PE Reference Form (PDF) directly to the board from five references familiar with your work and character, three of whom must be licensed PEs;
  5. Submit transcripts directly from your school showing a Bachelor of Science degree of at least four years from an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program, or from an engineering, engineering technology or allied science program that is substantially equivalent to the NCEES Engineering Education Standard; and
  6. Complete and sign an application (PDF); and
  7. Mail the completed application and check or money order for the appropriate fees (DOC) payable to "TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE" to:

    State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
    92 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0092

Foreign Applicants

Licensure candidates with undergraduate degrees obtained outside the US must have their degree evaluated with an NCEES Credentials Evaluation, unless their degree is from a program accredited by ABET, CEAB, or is equivalent by formal agreement such as the Washington Accord or Sydney Accord. Please be aware that both the NCEES FE and PE exams are required of all licensure applicants. Contact the board office with any questions: professional.engineers@maine.gov