Lots of time we run into people hopeful to sit for the PE exam – only to later learn they are not yet eligible. Usually, the most common reason is not having enough working experience under the supervision of a PE. Below is a 4-step, quick summary of what is necessary to become a professionally licensed engineer.
- Earn an engineering degree. Your bachelors degree must come from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
- Next, you need to pass the FE exam and register the results with either NCEES or the state where you are planning to take the PE exam.
- Work under the supervision of a licensed PE for a minimum of 4 years after you pass the FE exam.
- Pass the PE exam and party like it’s 1999 – just kidding about the last part!
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