A licensed professional engineer (PE) evaluates, plans, designs, supervises, and/or consults on the construction or operation of:
. . . and other projects and processes which require the application of engineering principles and data to safeguard people and property.
Any use of the title "Professional Engineer" or provision of professional engineering services within New York State requires licensure, except in certain "exempt" settings. These settings are detailed in Section 7208 of the Education Law.
To be licensed as a professional engineer in New York State you must:
To become licensed as a professional engineer in New York State you must complete a combination of education and experience for which years of credit are awarded. The credit awarded for your education determines the required number of years of experience you need:
Experience acceptable for licensure must be of a scope and nature satisfactory to the Department and must be appropriately verified by the Department. The experience must:
All the experience you wish to have evaluated must be described on Forms 4 and 4A and should be accounted for chronologically. Experience descriptions must include specific duties you personally performed, the complexity of the work, and make clear the extent of your responsibility for the work. Please list your experience in a comprehensive, detailed, and explicit manner. The Department will consider only experience that you have completed by the date the application is signed. The quality of the experience, not merely the calendar time, will be evaluated. Time claimed on the forms cannot exceed actual calendar time.
The fee for licensure and first registration is $377.
In 2014, there were 1,348 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 1,149 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 28,708 active licenses for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Engineering/Land Surveying Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 250
17-2011 to 17-2199 - Various Engineers to All Other Engineers
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National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2794
Phone: (888)285-NSPE (6773)
Fax: (703) 684-2821
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/21/16.
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