New Hampshire Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for New Hampshire engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in New Hampshire 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.

Company Licenses

New Hampshire Engineering Company Licenses

New Hampshire Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers

N. Ha. Code RSA §310-A:1, et seq. 

Initial Registration

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


Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering

Agency fee:


Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

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


Certificate of Authorization to Practice Engineering (Renewal)

Agency fee:



Annually by December 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required


Agency fee:



ASAP - no specific time frame - must be updated for renewal.


Notify the board in writing with any changes.

Individual Licenses

New Hampshire Individual Engineering Licenses

New Hampshire Professional Engineer License

Agency:New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers

Registration Renewal


Professional Engineer Renewal Form

Agency fee:



Biennially by the last day of the licensee's month of birth.

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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