White Paper: Engineering Licensing: The Definitive Guide



Engineering is a highly regulated profession, one that requires professional licenses as well as firm licenses. With different requirements in each new jurisdiction, making sure your company has licenses in place to support your goals can be challenging. This white paper breaks down the requirements in simple terms and presents helpful resources to make licensing easy, whether you manage a handful of licenses or a thousand. It includes:

  • Requirements for professional engineers and engineering firms in all 50 states
  • The most common pitfalls and tips for avoiding them
  • Real-world cases that illustrate the hazards of unlicensed practice
  • An overview of options for managing licenses to achieve company goals
  • Links to extensive resources, including license guides for architecture, land surveying, and construction

Learn what you need to know to license your firm for greater growth and profit.

From the White Paper:


“...the firm had issued two preliminary engineering reports signed by the unlicensed staffer under the title “geotechnical engineer” and with the designation PE. The firm received a reprimand, a $9,000 fine, and an order to attend a professional ethics course...


“...finding that he had not completed the required hours, the Texas board fined him $4,000. The engineer failed to pay the fine, and his license to practice in Texas was suspended...”


“...was an error. By the time she realized that her license had indeed expired, she had been working for 45 days with a lapsed license. She immediately sent a letter...”





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