Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Alabama Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Alabama.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry 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.

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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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

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. 

Also, if your company name contains the word engineering or an abbreviated version of the word, the name will require a name approval from the Board prior to SOS registration.

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

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

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Company addresses can be changed online.

Reinstatement

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$350

Alabama Certificate of Authorization for Land Surveying

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

Alabama Code Section 34-11-9 

Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

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. 

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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. 

Reinstatement

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$350

Alabama Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Alabama Individual Engineering Licenses

Alabama Engineer Intern Certification

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$15

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Alabama Geologist License

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150 application fee + $150 license fee.

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Alabama Geologist-in-Training Certification

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150 application fee + $75 license fee.

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Alabama Land Surveyor Intern Certification

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Interns are not longer required to renew their certificates.

Alabama Professional Engineer License

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Alabama Professional Land Surveyor License

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

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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