Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

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Maine Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Maine.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Maine 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

Maine Engineering Company Licenses

Maine Engineering License

Not required



A firm, copartnership, corporation or joint stock association may engage in the practice of professional engineering in Maine, provided that the practice is carried on only by professional engineers licensed in the State. See 32 M.R.S. § 1253.

More information: Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers

Registration Not Required

Not required



Maine Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists

Registration Not Required

Not required



Maine Land Surveying License

Not required



A firm, copartnership, corporation or joint stock association may engage in the practice of land surveying in Maine, provided that the practice is carried on only by land surveyors licensed in the State. See 32 M.R.S. § 1253. 

More information: Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors

Individual Licenses

Maine Individual Engineering Licenses

Maine Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Maine Geologist License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $170 license fee + $21 background check fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$170

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Maine Land Surveyor-in-Training License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$196

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$175

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Maine Professional Engineer License

Agency:Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $40 per year licensure fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$80

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Maine Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150 exam fee + $275 license fee due after approval.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$275

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Maine Soil Scientist License

Agency:Maine Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $170 license fee + $21 background check fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$170

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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