New Jersey Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for New Jersey engineers and firms.

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

New Jersey Certificate of Authorization (Engineering and/or Land Surveying)

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Law:

NJ Stat. § 45-8 et seq

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual

Turnaround:

2-3 months.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes

Reinstatement

Form:

Reinstatement Application for a Certificate of Authorization

Agency fee:

$125 + $120 for the two-year biennial cycle for which reinstatement is sought.

Individual Licenses

New Jersey Individual Engineering Licenses

New Jersey Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Engineer-in-Training Application

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Not required



New Jersey Professional Engineer License

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Engineer Application

Agency fee:

$75 application fee + $40 or $80 license fee depending on when the application is filed.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

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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