Idaho Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Idaho engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Idaho 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

Idaho Engineering Company Licenses

Idaho Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Law:

Idaho Code § 54- 1201 et. seq. 

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Entity Certificate of Authorization (COA) Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$200

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Due:

Annually on the last day of the month that the COA was issued in.

Penalties:

Late fee of $30 per month max of $500

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Notify the board via email or mail (accompanied by official documentation). If the legal structure of the business has changed, a new application must be filed. The company address can be changed online.

Reinstatement

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$60/month late fee + $120 renewal fee (capped at $500).

Individual Licenses

Idaho Individual Engineering Licenses

Idaho Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Idaho Professional Engineer License

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100 without NCEES record and $80 if applying with an NCEES record.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal 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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