Mississippi Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Mississippi engineers and firms.

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

Mississippi Engineering Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Law:

Mississippi Code 73-13-3

Initial Registration

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

Form:

Certificate of Authority Application

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

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

Form:

Certificate of Authority Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$50 online or $75 by mail.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Engineering Certificate of Authority Application (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Mississippi Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Mississippi Individual Engineering Licenses

Mississippi Engineer Intern Enrollment

Agency:Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer Intern Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Not required



Mississippi Geologist-In-Training Enrollment

Agency:Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form:

FG Assessment Exam Proctoring Fee Form

Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $200 exam fee + $ 35 proctor fee

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Mississippi Professional Engineer License

Agency:Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Mississippi Professional Geologist Registration

Agency:Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form:

FG and PG Exam Proctoring Fee Form

Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $250 exam fee + $35 proctor fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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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