Maryland Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Maryland.

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

Maryland Engineering Firm Permit

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers
Law:

Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Code § 14-401

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Maryland for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Maryland and need to renew their license.

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$0

Due:Biennially by the registration date.

Amendment

Form:

Firm Name Change or Managing Agent Change Form and Affidavit of the Managing Agent

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Maryland Geology Firm License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Maryland Land Surveying Firm Permit

Agency:Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$135 (of which $35 is non-refundable application fee)

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Effective October 1, 2015, however, a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership that operates a business through which engineering is practiced shall be required to hold a permit issued by the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers. This is a new requirement, as formerly there was no separate licensing scheme for the practice of engineering through a business entity.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Maryland Individual Engineering Licenses

Maryland Engineer-in-Training License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Not required



Maryland Geologist License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Maryland Professional Engineer License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$50 exam fee + $76 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$76

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Maryland Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure by Examination

Agency fee:

$76

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$76

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

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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