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Wyoming Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Wyoming.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Wyoming 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

Wyoming Engineering Company Licenses

Licensed professionals may practice professional engineering or professional land surveying in Wyoming through a business entity provided the business entity has registered with the Board. Business entities requiring registration include: corporations, Limited Liability Company, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or any other form of business except a sole proprietorship. These instructions are provided to assist in completing and submitting Business Entity Registration.

Wyoming Firm Registration

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

WY Stat. § 33-29-602

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Wyoming licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wyoming.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders must be licensed in a professional service performed by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Wyoming licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wyoming.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Wyoming licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm in Wyoming.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Business Entity Authorization

Instructions:

Instructions

Agency Fee:

$75

Notes:
  • Qualified Individual
    • The individual listed as the person in responsible charge must be licensed in Wyoming and have a valid seal on file. Additionally, the individuals in charge must complete the affidavit, sign, and affix their seal PRIOR to submitting the application.
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Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Wyoming licensed engineer to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities in Wyoming.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Wyoming licensed engineer to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities in Wyoming.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division.
  2. Obtain a certificate of good standing (to file with the license application) for your entity from the Secretary of State. Use the entity search feature to look up your entity's filing ID, then generate a certificate on this page using the ID.
  3. File an Application for Business Entity Authorization with the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Wyoming. If the firm determines that they do not require foreign qualification, the Board of Engineers will require explicit approval from the Secretary of State before a firm license is granted.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division.
  3. Obtain a certificate of good standing (to file with the license application) for your entity from the Secretary of State. Use the entity search feature to look up your entity's filing ID, then generate a certificate on this page using the ID.
  4. File an Application for Business Entity Authorization with the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the Wyoming Certificate of Authority or certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation 
    • If the firm is not required to register with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, a copy of the firm’s Certificate of Authority from the Secretary of State of the jurisdiction in which the firm is located will be required
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal for Business Entity Authorization

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

By December 31 of the year following initial licensure and biennially thereafter.

Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against the firm (if applicable)
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

Business Entities Amended Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Business Entities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$90 fee + $15 per month license was expired.

Notes:

Firms may reinstate up to 2 years of an expired license. Licenses that are expired for more than two years cannot be reinstated and license holders should apply for a new license.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Wyoming Geology Firm License

Not required



Geoscience Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Wyoming.

More information: Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists

Individual Licenses

Wyoming Individual Engineering Licenses

Wyoming Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Intern Certification

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Wyoming Geologist-in-Training Certification

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists
Fact Checked:8/20/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensing

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Wyoming Professional Engineer License

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Drawings, reports, or documents that require a signature may be signed using a digital signature. The digital signature must be:

  1. Unique to the Licensee using it;
  2. Capable of verification; and
  3. Under the sole responsibility and control of the Licensee affixing it; and
  4. Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital signature is invalidated if any data in the document is changed. A digital signature that uses a process approved by the board will be presumed to meet the criteria set forth in subsections (c)(i) through (iii). Any hard copy printed from the transmitted electronic file shall bear the facsimile of the signature and seal and be a confirmation that the electronic file was not altered after the initial digital signing of the file. Any alterations to the file shall cause the facsimile of the signature to be voided.

(f) A scanned image or other reproduction of an original signature may be used in lieu of an original signature or digital signature if accompanied by the date of signature.

Wyoming Admin Rules 037-0001-5.1

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Seals generated electronically are acceptable if accompanied by a signature and date of the Licensee preparing the generated document and as long as the electronically generated seal complies with the requirements outlined in subsection (a) above.

In accordance with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, (W.S. 40-21-101 through 40-21-119), an electronic image of the Licensee’s seal, signature, and date is permitted to be used in lieu of an original seal, signature and date on electronic submittals made to agencies of local, state, and federal governments or between private entities if they so desire.

Wyoming Admin Rules 037-0001-5.1

Fact Checked:5/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Licensure

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

First renewal is due by December 31 of the year following initial licensure. Thereafter, biennially by December 31.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/20/21

Wyoming Professional Geologist License

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

See digital sealing guidelines.

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

(e) Original work in an electronic format with a computer generated seal may be submitted in digital format or transmitted via electronic mail (e-mail) as follows:

  1. Work shall be certified and dated by the licensee using the following text block or similar wording: The seal appearing on this document was authorized by J. Doe, PG1111 on (date);
  2. Work shall have an affixed electronic signature and date which is a digital authentication that shall carry the same weight, authority, and effect as an original signature and date. The electronic signature and date shall be: unique to the licensee using it; verifiable; under the sole control of the licensee affixing it; and linked to a document in such a manner that the data in the document can be verified as being unaltered since the time that the digital signature was affixed; or
  3. A scanned image or other reproduction of an original signature and date may be used in lieu of an original signature or digital signature if accompanied by the date of the signature.

(f) In accordance with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Wyoming Statute §§ 40-21-101 to -119), an electronic image of the licensee’s seal, signature, and date is permitted to be used in lieu of an original seal, signature, and date on electronic submittals made to agencies of local, state, and federal governments or between private entities if they so desire.

Wyoming Admin Rules 084-0001-4.2

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensing

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Wyoming Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$90

Due:

By December 31 of the year following issuance of the license and every 2 years thereafter.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Wyoming Surveying Intern Certification

Agency:Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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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