Engineering Licensing: The Definitive Guide

This white paper provides tips for navigating licensing and entity management requirements effectively. Whether you’re expanding into new geographies and trying to sort through ownership, legal structure, and name requirements, or you’re looking for a better way to handle certificates of authorization (COAs) and qualifier licenses, this guide makes the regulatory aspects seamless. It covers:

  • Requirements for professional engineers and engineering firms in all 50 states
  • The most common pitfalls that cause delays or penalties 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 licensing guides for architecture, land surveying, and construction

Capture more opportunities and reclaim staff hours spent on government paperwork with licensing intelligence from Harbor Compliance.

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...”