Montana Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Montana engineers and firms.

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

Montana Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

Mont. Code Ann. § 37-67-301 et. seq. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authority Application

Agency fee:

$100

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Certificate of Authority Renewal

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by October 1.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Change of Engineer and or Land Surveyor in Responsible Charge

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 10 days of the effective date of the change.

Montana Geology Firm License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Montana Individual Engineering Licenses

Montana Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer Intern Certificate Application

Agency fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Form:

Engineer Intern Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licenses issued in odd-numbered years renew during odd-numbered years and licenses issued during even-numbered years renew during even-numbered years.

Montana Geologist License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Montana Professional Engineer License

Agency:Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Engineer Application

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Active Professional Engineer Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

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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