General Information, Guidelines, and Policies

Please refer to this document for general information, guidelines, and policies.

Professional Engineering Examination Applicants

Please refer to Professional Engineering By Exam General Information, Guidelines & Policies. FE Candidates no longer need to apply to the Board prior to sitting for the FE exam.

NCEES began the process of transiting exams to computer-based testing (CBT) in 2021. Exams that have been moved to a CBT format are available year-round. Please check the NCEES website for updates and important exam dates and deadlines.

Electronic Signatures/Seals

The State adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act ("UETA") that allows state agencies to determine whether or not to give legal effect to electronic records. As a result of the ("UETA") the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is offering guidance to its registrants regarding electronic signatures/seals. Registrants will be allowed to use electronic signatures/seals on submissions to governmental entities that accept electronic signatures/seals as allowed by UETA.

Registrants should use best practices when using electronic signatures/seals.

Registrants should review the feasibility of using encryption services to protect the integrity of the registrants' electronic signatures/seal.

Notice — Individual Professional Engineers` Registration Not Enough

Important Reminder to Registered Professional Engineers - Each entity that practices or offers to practice engineering in Rhode Island must hold a current Certificate of Authorization. This required "COA" is in addition to the individual's registration stamp. Check to make sure that your firm (whether sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership or LLC) has a current COA. Contact the Board of Examination and Registration of Professional Engineers with any questions.

Contact Us

State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

560 Jefferson Blvd., First Floor
Warwick RI 02886
Phone: (401) 889-5488
Jovonna Bennett, Board Administrator