Nebraska Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Nebraska engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Nebraska 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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Nebraska Certificate of Authorization (Architecture/Engineering)

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects
Law:

NE R.S. § 81-3401 

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certificate of Authorization

Agency fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $100 6-10: $200 11-49:$300 50+: $400

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are mailed a month prior to expiration.

Agency fee:

Tiered fee structure by number of licensees. 1-5: $50 6-10: $150 11-49:$250 50+: $350

Due:

Biennially from date of issuance.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Change to Certification of Authorization

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Notes:

Licenses expired for less than 1 year can renew with no late fees, but licenses expired for more than 1 year cannot be reinstated and the licensee must apply for a new license.

Nebraska Certificate of Authorization for Geology

Agency:Nebraska Board of Geologists

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal form is mailed to the firm 30-60 days before the renewal is due.

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$100

Individual Licenses

Nebraska Individual Engineering Licenses

Nebraksa Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer Intern Enrollment Application

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Not required



Nebraksa Professional Engineer License

Agency:Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

PE Exam Application

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through K must renew their license in odd-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters L through Z must renew their license in even-numbered years.

Nebraska Geologist Intern Enrollment

Agency:Nebraska Board of Geologists

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam Application

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern enrollments do not expire.

Nebraska Professional Geologist License

Agency:Nebraska Board of Geologists

Initial Registration

Form:

Practice of Geology (PG) Exam Application

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$65

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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