Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Arizona Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Arizona.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Arizona 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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Company Licenses

Arizona Engineering Company Licenses

Arizona Annual Firm Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
Law:

A.R.S. § 32-141 et seq. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Annual Firm Registration 

Agency fee:

$50

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the initial registration anniversary date.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Annual Firm Registration (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Individual Licenses

Arizona Individual Engineering Licenses

Arizona Engineer-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fundamentals Exam Authorization

Agency fee:

$100 application fee + $40 registration fee to be paid after passing the exam.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Once issued, the engineer-in-training designation does not expire.

Arizona Geologist-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for In-Training Designation

Agency fee:

$40

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Once issued, the geologist-in-training designation does not expire.

Arizona Land Surveyor-in-Training Designation

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Fundamentals Exam Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $170 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$40

Notes:

There is no separate registration form, simply submit the $40 fee after passing the exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Surveyor-in-Training certificates do not expire.

Arizona Professional Engineer License

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer Registration

Agency fee:

$100 application fee + $225 registration fee due after the application is processed.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, engineers who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Arizona Professional Geologist Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, architects who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

Arizona Professional Land Surveyor Registration

Agency:Arizona State Board of Technical Registration

Exam Application

Form:

Land Surveyor Professional Exam Authorization Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Notes:

There is a separate $240 fee for the exam itself.

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor Registration Packet

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

Triennially during the quarter when the registration was first filed. For example, surveyors who registered between January 1 and March 31 file every three years by March 31.

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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