Professional Engineers

PARTICIPATION REQUESTED:  NCEES PAKS Surveys:

NCEES IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

Architectural engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the PE Architectural Engineering exam.  The survey will be open until April 24, 2024 and will take 20-30 minutes to complete.


PARTICIPATION REQUESTED:  NCEES PAKS Surveys:

NCEES IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

Environmental engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the PE Environmental exam.  The survey will be open until May 5, 2024 and will take 15-20 minutes to complete.


PARTICIPATION REQUESTED:  NCEES:  Cut Score Volunteers Needed

NCEES IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

Structural Engineers (SE) or Professional Engineers (PE) to participate in a series of two-day meetings to determine the cut score, or establish the pass point, for the 2024 Principles and Practice of Structural Engineering exam.


NOTICE:  Effective February 1, 2023, the RI PE Board no longer requires examinees to submit an application prior to registering with NCEES and scheduling a PE exam.

You may take the PE Exam PRIOR to obtaining the required experience.  You cannot apply until all of the requirements have been met.  The requirements are outlined below.

FE and PE Exam Candidates must apply directly to NCEES to take the exam. Board approval is not required.

TO BE LICENSED IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, you must meet at a minimum the requirements for one of the following categories:

If you do not meet these requirements, you are not eligible for registration in RI.

CATEGORY 1

  • ABET-EAC Four (4) year Engineering Degree
  • Minimum of Four (4) years’ experience working under the supervision of a registered PE (registered in any US jurisdiction)
  • Passing Score on the FE Exam
  • Passing Score on the PE Exam
  • NCEES Record

CATEGORY 2

  • ABET-EAC 4-year Engineering Degree
  • Minimum of Twelve (12) years’ experience working under the supervision of a registered PE (registered in any US jurisdiction)
  • FE Exam Waived
  • Passing Score on the PE Exam
  • NCEES Record

CATEGORY 3

  • ABET-ETAC 4-year Engineering Technology Degree
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years’ experience working under the supervision of a registered PE (registered in any US jurisdiction)
  • Passing Score on the FE Exam
  • Passing Score on the PE Exam
  • No Waiver for FE permitted
  • NCEES Record

CATEGORY 4

  • Non-Accredited 4-year  Engineering Degree or NCEES Education Equivalency Evaluation
  • Minimum of Six (6) years’ experience working under the supervision of a registered PE (registered in any US jurisdiction)
  • Passing Score on the FE Exam
  • Passing Score on the PE Exam
  • No Waiver for FE permitted
  • NCEES Record

CATEGORY 5

  • Non-accredited 4-year Math, Science or Engineering Technology Degree with Advanced Engineering Degree from an ABET-EAC program
  • Minimum of Six (6) years’ experience working under the supervision of a registered PE (registered in any US jurisdiction)
  • Passing Score on the FE Exam
  • Passing Score on the PE Exam
  • No Waiver for FE permitted
  • NCEES Record

COA REQUIRED — Individual Professional Engineer 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 ("COA"). 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.

Design Professionals

State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Email: Dbr.designprof@dbr.ri.gov.