Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Idaho Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Idaho.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry 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.

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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. 

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

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

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

Idaho Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

Registration Not Required

Not required



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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

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

Idaho Geologist in Training Permit

Agency:Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$320

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Permits expire after 10 years and cannot be renewed.

Idaho Land Surveyor Intern Certificate

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

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Idaho Professional Engineer License

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

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

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

Idaho Professional Geologist License

Agency:Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$370

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$60

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Idaho Professional Land Surveyor License

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

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

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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