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. Submit transcripts showing a Bachelor of Science degree of at least four years 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 (If you are a Maine EI skip this step);
  2. Pass the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, and have an Exam/Licensure Verification Form (PDF 65KB) or electronic verification sent directly to the Board office from the jurisdiction where the applicant took the FE exam and received Engineer-Inter Certification (If you are a Maine EI skip this step);
  3. Complete four years of engineering experience of increasing responsibility and have the employer submit completed Engineering Employment Verification Forms (PDF 74KB) directly to the board office;
  4. Send the PE Reference Form (PDF 45KB) to five references, three of whom must be licensed PEs, for them to complete and submit directly to the Board; and
  5. Complete and sign an application (PDF 213KB) and submit with payment of appropriate fees to: 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 board office.
  8. Your license will be sent to you upon confirmation of successful completion of licensure requirements.

Licensure by Comity (NCEES Record Holder)

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

  1. Hold a valid, active license as a Professional Engineer in an equivalent U.S. or foreign jurisdiction;
  2. Complete and sign an application (PDF 213KB);
  3. Applicants with an NCEES record should enter the NCEES record number, skip the remaining sections, notify NCEES to forward their record to the Maine Board.; and
  4. 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"

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 an equivalent U.S. or foreign jurisdiction;
  2. Submit an Exam/Licensure Verification Form (PDF 65KB) or electronic verification sent directly to the Board office from the jurisdiction where the applicant took the FE exam and received Engineer-Intern Certification and took the PE exam and received Professional Engineer Licensure, as well as from their jurisdiction of residence, if different from the above;
  3. Submit completed Engineering Employment Verification Forms (PDF 74KB) directly to the board office from their employers;
  4. Submit five completed PE Reference Form (PDF 45KB) directly to the Board office from five references familiar with your work and character, three of whom must be licensed PEs;
  5. Submit transcripts showing a Bachelor of Science degree of at least four years 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; and
  6. Complete and sign an application (PDF 213KB); and
  7. 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"

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