Alabama Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Alabama engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Alabama for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Alabama Engineering Company Licenses

Alabama Certificate of Authorization for Engineering

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

Alabama Code Section 34-11-9 

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Alabama 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 Application

Instructions:

Instructions

Agency fee:

$80

Notes:

If your company offers both engineering and land surveying services, you will need to have separate certificates of authorization for engineering and land surveying. 

Registration Renewal

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

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Amendment

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Any change to persons listed on the license application must be reported within 30 days of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Company addresses can be changed online.

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$330 for licenses lapsed for less than one year and $430 for licenses lapsed for more than one year.

Individual Licenses

Alabama Individual Engineering Licenses

Alabama Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Registration Renewal

Not required



Alabama Professional Engineer License

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer License

Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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