Renew a Professional Engineer Registration

No continuing education is required to renew a Professional Engineer Registration.

Individual Professional Engineer Registration

Renew an Individual Professional Engineer Registration

Has your Address, Phone Number, or Email changed? Please update your contact information by logging into your account here

Applying for a Name Change, please email your request to Include your registration number and attach legal documentation of name change. 

Any questions, please email

Certificate of Authorization (COA) Application Packages

Renew a Certificate of Authorization (COA) Registration

Applying for a Name Change for your Business Entity or Sole Proprietorship, you must mail the application with your $50 check payable to the R.I. General Treasurer.

Applying for a change of the PE in Responsible Charge, please email the application package to dbr.designprof@dbr.ri.govDo not mail. There is no fee.

For all other changes, submit them online by logging into your account here. There is no fee.

If you do not know your username and password, please email

Reinstatement of Expired PE Registration

Please contact for instructions on how to apply for reinstatement. 

Reinstatement of expired PE registrations require Board approval and are subject to fees and penalties (see § 1.10 of the PE Rules and Regulations). You will be required to pay $210 ($150 registration fee + a $60 late penalty) for each year that the registration has been expired. 

You may also be required to provide a brief explanation of any engineering activities conducted in Rhode Island during the lapsed period. 

Retirement Status

To be eligible for retirement status you must:

  • Have a current registration in good standing;
  • Be at least sixty-five (65) years of age; and
  • Attest that you are not actively engaged in the practice of engineering. 

If you meet the above three requirements, you may complete and submit the below application along with payment of a biennial fee in the amount of $20 to the Board. 

Retirement status must be renewed on the same schedule as an active PE registration, by completing the same Retirement Status application and paying the $20 fee. 

See PE Rules and Regulations at § 1.5(I).