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Indiana Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Indiana.

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

Indiana Engineering Firm License

Not required



Engineering Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Indiana.

Indiana does not issue firm licenses at the state level and no longer requires professional corporations to obtain a certificate of registration before incorporating.

More information: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Law:

IC § 25-31-1-18

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint an Indiana licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • For Indiana formed PCs, the directors and all the officers other than the secretary and the treasurer must be licensed engineers.
  • For foreign PCs, at least one shareholder must be an Indiana licensed engineer.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint an Indiana licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint an Indiana licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Indiana Geology Firm License

Not required



Geoscience Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Indiana.

More information: Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

Indiana Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Indiana.

Indiana does not issue firm licenses at the state level and no longer requires professional corporations to obtain a certificate of registration before incorporating.

More information: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors

Individual Licenses

Indiana Individual Engineering Licenses

Indiana Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Indiana Professional Engineer License

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency: Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

(b) Whenever a registrant affixes the seal, it shall have:

  1. the registrant's original handwritten, electronic, or other signature recognized under Indiana law; and
  2. the date the seal is being affixed;

directly adjacent to the seal, but not across the seal. As used in this subsection, "electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the electronic record.

864 IAC 1.1-7-3

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

(b) The seal may be embossed, electronically applied to a drawing, or applied by a rubber stamp in conformance with the design as shown in subsection (a).

864 IAC 1.1-7-3

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Indiana Professional Geologist License

Agency:Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Digital signatures may be used by licensees.

Allow Digital Sealing?No
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Indiana does not have provisions for the use of digital seals.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Triennially by the date of issuance.

Indiana Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration to Practice as a Professional Surveyor

Agency Fee:

$300 application fee + $50 license fee if applying during the second half of the license period or $100 license fee if applying during the first half of the license period.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By July 31 of even-numbered years.

Indiana Surveyor-in-Training Certification

Agency:Indiana Professional Licensing Agency - Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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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