Arkansas Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Arkansas engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Arkansas 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

Arkansas Engineering Company Licenses

Arkansas Certificate of Authorization (Engineering and/or Surveying)

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors
Law:

AR Code § 17-30-303 and AR Code § 17-48-207

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

COA Renewal

Instructions:

Instructions

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$300 if delinquent for more than 2 years ($100 reinstatement + $200 dues/late penalties).

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Engineering Licenses

Arkansas Engineer Intern License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Engineer Intern License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

EI Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Arkansas Professional Engineer License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Paper Application for Professional Engineer License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

PE Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

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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