New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers


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Contact Information

Physical address:
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-6593
Fax: 603-271-7928

Web: Home Company search Individual search File online
Email: marla.pike@oplc.nh.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the New Hampshire Board of 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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New Hampshire Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers
Law:

NH R.S. § 310-A:20

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the officers must be an engineer licensed in New Hampshire.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1/2 of the directors and all of the officers, excluding the secretary and treasurer, must be New Hampshire licensed engineers or otherwise qualified entities.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members must be an engineer licensed in New Hampshire.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be New Hampshire licensed engineers or otherwise qualified entities.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners must be an engineer licensed in New Hampshire.

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering

Agency Fee:

$100

Turnaround:

Up to a month if board deliberation is required. Confirmation and registration is emailed to the business based on the contact information provided.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a New Hampshire licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a New Hampshire licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities.
  • Ensure that your New Hampshire entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • 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 a Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering application with the Board of Professional Engineers.
  2. File entity formation documents with the New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File a Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering application with the Board of Professional Engineers.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division.
Required Attachments:

Foreign Qualification - YES, if transacting business in the state.
Certificate of Good Standing: A certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state is required
Ownership/Entity:

  • The names and addresses of your corporate officers or partners are required.
  • The name of the person legally authorized to sign documents on behalf of the firm is required.

Qualified Party:

  • Person(s) responsible for engineering activities and decisions.
  • Only one Engineer is required (working at least 37.5 hours per week).

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • List of officers, managers, or partners of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

ASAP - no specific time frame - must be updated for renewal.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes.

New Hampshire Professional Engineer License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

There are no provisions for electronic signing, but the use of electronic signatures is not precluded.

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The board allows the use of digital seals.

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the last day of the licensee's month of birth.

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