Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

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Wisconsin Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Wisconsin.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Wisconsin 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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Company Licenses

Wisconsin Engineering Company Licenses

Wisconsin Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

WI Stat. 443.08 et seq.

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$68

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$68

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Geology Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Hydrology Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Land Surveying License

Not required



Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a licensed individual must oversee all surveying work. Firms should consult board rules and state statutes before doing business.

More information: Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors

Registration Not Required

Not required



Wisconsin Soil Science Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Wisconsin Individual Engineering Licenses

Wisconsin Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Wisconsin Geologist License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Hydrologist License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Professional Engineer License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$82

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$82

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Wisconsin Soil Scientist License

Agency:Wisconsin Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$56

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

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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