To obtain a Professional Engineer
license by Examination:
1) Satisfy ONE of the following
education and experience requirements:
Graduation from an accredited program approved by the Examining Board in an
engineering course of not less than four (4) years, together with an additional
four (4) years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to
the Examining Board and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed
in responsible charge of such work;
Option B: Graduation
from an approved technical college approved by the Examining Board in an
engineering-related course of study of not less than two (2) years and at least
six (6) years of engineering experience.
Foreign Education Evaluation: All education received outside the United States, must be
evaluated before submitting it to the Department with your application. The Professional Engineer Section will accept
education evaluations only from NCEES Credentials Evaluations. No
other credential evaluation services will be accepted. No credit will be allowed for education
submitted without an educational evaluation. For more information about NCEES credential
evaluations, visit the NCEES web site to find out how to apply on-line, or write to:
Credentials Evaluations Services
P.O. Box 1686
Clemson SC 29633‑1686
the application data is not submitted online, there will be an additional fee. Contact NCEES at: (865) 654‑6824.
2) Pass the Fundamentals of
Engineering (FE) and the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE)
Fundamentals of Engineering
Examination (FE): To be eligible to take the FE,
an applicant must be at least a senior in an accredited B.S. Engineering
Program. Information on the examination content is available on the NCEES website.You may take the FE after you meet
this requirement without applying to the Engineering Section for authorization.
Principles and Practice Examination
be eligible for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination, you
must satisfy both of the following requirements:
A. Satisfy ONE of the
education and experience requirements outlined in step 1 above. You do not need
to apply for authorization from the Engineering Section for authorization to
sit for this
B. Register online
with NCEES by visiting
their website. Applicants for re-examination must register
on-line with NCEES by the deadline date to be scheduled for an examination.
3) After you have passed both the FE
and PE examinations, submit Application for
Registration Form #1736. To review application instructions see Form #2244.
The Department will notify you after
your license has been issued.
To obtain a license by Comity (if
you hold an unexpired license in another state):
An applicant may apply for
registration if he or she holds an unexpired registration in another state in
which registration requirements are not lower than those in Wisconsin. The
applicant must have passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering, the NCEES
Principles and Practice Examination, and currently have an active license in another US state.
Applicants may apply using NCEES
Council Record or by application to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and
If applying by NCEES Council Record:
1) Make a request to NCEES asking
that they forward your Council Record to the Department.
2) Submit an application. A complete
If applying by Direct Application:
1) Submit an application. A complete
Applicants applying for licensure
under Comity may be eligible for a temporary permit to proceed with a pending project during the time it takes
to process the application for registration. An applicant desiring a permit
must include a letter specifically requesting the permit which includes a
description of the project (location, approximate size, and cost), a copy of
their current registration card from the original state of registration and the
temporary permit fee. When filling out Application
for Professional Engineer Credential Form #1736, the credential fee and the temporary permit fee
must accompany the request for a temporary permit. The temporary permit is
optional and is not a requirement for licensure.
If you hold a current license in
another state, please have Verification
of Examination or Registration Form #475 completed by the state Board where you are currently
licensed and/or passed either the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, or Principles and Practice Exam. This form is not required if you are applying using an NCEES council
To reinstate a license that has been
expired more than five (5) years:
If you wish to renew your license,
but more than five (5) years has passed since the renewal date, you must submit:
Please read Instructions
for Credential Reinstatement Form #2287 before completing any of the forms.
Certificate of Authorization:
A firm, partnership, or corporation
requesting a Certificate of Authorization shall submit fees and the completed
application to the Department. Please view Certificate of
Authority – Architectural, Engineering, or Designer of Engineering Systems for more information and to obtain the application.