Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 400
Lincoln, NE 68508

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 95165
Lincoln, NE 68509-5165

Phone: (402) 471-2021
Fax: (402) 471-0787

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects 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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Nebraska Architect License

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Nebraska for the first time.

Form:http://www.ea.nebraska.gov/arch_exam_internship.html
Agency Fee:

$0

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Nebraska.

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Nebraska and need to renew their license.

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licensees whose last name begins with the letter A-K renew during odd-numbered years and licensees whose last name begins with the letter L-Z renew during even-numbered years.

Nebraska Certificate of Authorization (Architecture/Engineering)

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
Law:

NE R.S. § 81-3436

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Nebraska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nebraska.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Nebraska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nebraska.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Nebraska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Nebraska.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees:

  • 1-5: $100
  • 6-10: $200
  • 11-49: $300
  • 50+: $400
Turnaround:

Conditionally within one week of receipt, and firmly after the following board meeting.

Notes:

Please note the fee is based upon the total number of licensed architects and professional engineers regularly performing services for the organization, not simply the number of Nebraska licensees employed.

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Nebraska licensed engineer and/or architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Nebraska.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Nebraska licensed engineer and/or architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Nebraska.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File an Application for Certificate of Authorization with the Board of Engineers and Architects.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Nebraska Secretary of State.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File an Application for Certificate of Authorization with the Board of Engineers and Architects.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Required Attachments:
  • List of officers including address, phone number, and Nebraska license number
  • List of members of the entity's governing body including address, phone number, and area of practice (if any)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are mailed a month prior to expiration.

Agency Fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees:

  • 1-5: $50
  • 6-10: $150
  • 11-49: $250
  • 50+: $350
Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

A renewal notice is sent to the organization at least one month prior to the expiration date.

Please note the fee is based upon the total number of licensed architects and professional engineers regularly performing services for the organization, not simply the number of Nebraska licensees employed.

Required Attachments:
  • List of officers and members of the firm including addresses and license numbers
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services

Amendment

Form:

Change to Certification of Authorization

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Notes:

Licenses expired for less than 1 year can renew with no late fees, but licenses expired for more than 1 year cannot be reinstated and the licensee must apply for a new license.

Supplemental Reporting
Application for Electronic Access of Records (Foreign Corporations)

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Electronic Access of Records

Filing Method:

Mail

Due:

Due annually

Nebraska Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer Intern Enrollment Application

Agency Fee:

$30

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Nebraska Professional Engineer License

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Architects and professional engineers are responsible for providing adequate security over their seal and signature wherever it appears, regardless of whether the seal and signature is produced electronically or by other means.

110 NAC Ch. 6.1.8

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal used by an architect or professional engineer shall be legible, whether an embossing, computer generated, or other type of seal. In the absence of legibility, the seal is invalid.

No seal shall be valid unless signed across the face of the seal with the architect’s or professional engineer’s name and the date on which the material was signed.

110 NAC Ch. 6.1.3

Initial Registration

Form:

PE Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through K must renew their license in odd-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters L through Z must renew their license in even-numbered years.

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