Professional Engineer Licensure

Anyone practicing or offering to practice professional engineering in Maine must be qualified and must be licensed with the State of Maine. For more detailed information on licensure qualifications, please read the statute and Rules.

Original Licensure

Applicants for original licensure as a Professional Engineer in Maine must:

  1. Have a Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET-accredited engineering or engineering technology program, or from an engineering, engineering technology or allied science program that is substantially equivalent to the NCEES Education Standards;
  2. Passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam;
  3. Completed four years of engineering experience of increasing responsibility;
  4. Complete and sign an application (PDF 545KB); and
  5. Submit the application and payment of appropriate fees to:

    State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
    92 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0092

    Check or money orders should be made out to: "TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE"

  6. Once your application is approved, take the NCEES Principles and Practices of Engineering examination;
  7. Once you are notified that you have passed the exam, send payment of the appropriate licensure fee to the address above.
  8. Your license will be sent to you upon confirmation of successful completion of licensure requirements.

Licensure by Comity

Applicants for comity licensure as a Professional Engineer in Maine must:

  1. Hold a valid, active license as a Professional Engineer in a U.S. or foreign jurisdiction;
  2. Complete and sign an application (PDF 545KB); and
  3. Submit the completed application and payment of appropriate fees to:

    State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
    92 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0092

    Check or money orders should be made out to: "TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE"

Applicants with an NCEES record should include the NCEES record number on their application and notify NCEES to forward their NCEES record to the Maine Board.

Temporary Licensure

A 30-day temporary license to practice is available for professional engineers who:

  1. Will practice in Maine on a project of short duration and who do not wish to be permanently licensed.
  2. Need to practice while waiting for approval of their comity license application.

Applicants for temporary licensure as a Professional Engineer in Maine must:

  1. Hold a valid, active license as a Professional Engineer in a U.S. or foreign jurisdiction;
  2. Complete and sign an application for a Temporary License; and
  3. Submit the completed application and payment of appropriate fees to:

    State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
    92 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0092

    Check or money orders should be made out to: "TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE"

Foreign Applicants

Please Note: Applicants who were educated or are originally licensed outside the United States may be required to provide a credentials evaluation and may have additional examination requirements. Please contact the office for further information at professional.engineers@maine.gov