Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers


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Contact Information

Physical address:
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6260
Fax: (410) 333-0021

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: dloplprofessionalengineers-labor@maryland.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Maryland Engineer-in-Training License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Maryland Engineering Firm Permit

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers
Law:

Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Code § 14-401

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Maryland licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • All of the shareholders must be licensed in a professional service offered by the firm.
  • A majority of the directors and all of the officers of a Maryland PC, except the secretary and treasurer, must be licensed in a professional service offered by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Maryland licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Maryland licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Maryland for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Filing Method:

File an application online then email a managing agent certification form to dloplprofessionalengineers-dllr@maryland.gov.

Agency Fee:

$0

Before you Apply:

Foreign Qualification - YES
Tax Registration - YES (send a screenshot of your good standing with the SDAT)
Certificate of Good Standing - No (send a screenshot of your good standing)
Name: Requires board approval if an assumed name is used
Ownership/ Entity:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Maryland licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.
  • Worker's Compensation number or confirmation of exemption

Qualified Party:

  • Name, Social Security number, and license number of the full-time employee, to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.
  • Must complete the Managing Agent/Responsible Charge Certification Form
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
  2. Obtain proof of the good standing of your business entity by searching for your entity and taking a screenshot of the View Business Details page (to be submitted with the licensee certification in step 4).
  3. Complete the online Firm Permit application with the Board for Professional Engineers.
  4. Email a completed Responsible Member Certification Form to dloplprofessionalengineers-dllr@maryland.gov.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
  2. Obtain proof of the good standing of your Maryland entity by searching for your entity and taking a screenshot of the View Business Details page (to be submitted with the licensee certification in step 4).
  3. Complete the online Firm Permit application with the Board for Professional Engineers.
  4. Email a completed Responsible Member Certification Form to dloplprofessionalengineers-dllr@maryland.gov.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Maryland and need to renew their license.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:Biennially by the registration date.
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

Firm Name Change or Managing Agent Change Form and Affidavit of the Managing Agent

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:11/5/19

Maryland Professional Engineer License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

(1) A licensee who prepared or approved documents in accordance with the criteria set forth in this regulation shall place the licensee’s original signature and date of the signature on the documents required to be signed and sealed pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §14-4A-02, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation, the term “original signature” means:

(a) A handwritten signature in permanent ink; or

(b) A digital signature, which satisfies the following requirements:

  1. It contains identification unique to a licensee using it, such as the licensee’s name and license number;
  2. It is under the exclusive control of the licensee using it;
  3. It cannot be repudiated and is independently verifiable; and
  4. It is linked to the document in such a manner that any subsequent modifications to the document after the digital signature was appended to it will result in the document no longer being prepared or approved by the licensee.

COMAR 09.23.03.09

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

See digital signing guidelines.

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $76 license fee.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$76

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/19/21

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