Big Changes With Taking the PE Exam (Direct Registration & Decoupling)

Beginning with the April 2020 exam administration, instead of applying with the Board, candidates wanting to sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam will register directly with NCEES by creating a MyNCEES account on NCEES's website at https://account.ncess.org/login.

Also, individuals who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and who have already taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam may take the PE Exam prior to obtaining the requisite of 4 years of satisfactory engineering experience.

NOTE: An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.

All exam candidates who have an ABET accredited degree, who have taken and successfully passed both the NCEES FE Exam and PE Exam, AND who have obtained four (4) full years of satisfactory engineering experience from the date that they received their ABET accredited degree in engineering are eligible to apply for licensure. All candidates meeting this criteria must complete the Missouri “Licensure Application” which can be accessed from the Board’s website at https://pr.mo.gov/apelsla.asp. If an application is submitted by a candidate before he or she has completed four (4) full years of satisfactory engineering experience, it will be rejected and returned unprocessed.

Those candidates who DO NOT meet the above criteria can access the Board’s website for other possible avenues for licensure; however, they cannot continue with direct registration through NCEES.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Board office at 573-751- 0047 or moapeplspla@pr.mo.gov.

Note:

Completed applications are processed in the order of receipt in as timely a manner as possible. Processing time varies depending on the volume of applications awaiting review. Therefore a specific licensure date cannot be projected.

If licensure is granted, your initial license will be valid until December 31 of the current year. Refer to Statute 327.261 RSMo, Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-11.010 and Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-11.030 regarding renewal of your license.

Application for licensure for Missouri Exam Candidates

  1. A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
  2. Taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and NCEES Principles & Practice of Engineering Examinations.
  3. Acquired at least four (4) years of satisfactory engineering experience following the date you received an engineering degree.
Note: An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.

COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION:

In as much as specific disciplines of the examination have been transitioned to a computer based examination, if you meet the requirements for examination, go directly to ncees.org to register for the examination. DO NOT submit an application to the Board office for approval at this time. To determine which examinations are offered in a computer based format, go to ncees.org.

Upon passing the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Computer Based Test (CBT), you will need to make application with the Board for licensure as a Professional Engineer. Please be aware that you must meet Missouri requirements. Taking and passing the computer based examination (CBT) does not guarantee that your application for licensure as a Professional Engineer will be approved. Applicants must meet the following requirements prior to being considered for licensure.

  1. A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
  2. Taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.
  3. Taken and passed the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Computer Based Test (CBT).
  4. Acquired at least four (4) years of satisfactory engineering experience following the date you received an engineering degree which meets the Board's educational requirements.
Note: An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.

Passing of the PE examination (CBT) WILL NOT be verified until licensure as a Professional Engineer has been granted by the Missouri Board.

If you FAILED the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Computer Based Test (CBT), you will need to re-schedule the examination with NCEES www.ncees.org.

REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY COMITY (For those already licensed in another state)

  1. A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
  2. Acquired at least four (4) years of satisfactory engineering experience following the date you received an engineering degree which meets the Board's educational requirements.
  3. Taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination.
  4. Licensed as a professional engineer in another state, territory or possession of the United States, or in another country.
Note: An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE UNDER SECTION 327.392 RSMo

If you do not meet the qualifications for licensure by examination or comity, there is a possibility you may qualify for licensure as a professional engineer under Statute 327.392 RSMo; Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-4.050. Please refer to Statute 327.392 and Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-4.050 for specific requirements regarding this method of licensure.

Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-5.080(4)

FOREIGN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS

All foreign educated applicants holding a bachelor of science in engineering degree not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) are required to submit a favorable evaluation report completed by NCEES Credentials Evaluations. The application for evaluation of an engineering degree may be obtained by accessing NCEES Credentials Evaluations; www.ncees.org or you may call 864-654-6824. Once you have satisfied the requirements, you may complete the standard application form and submit it to the Board office for consideration.

U. S. NON-ABET ACCREDITED DEGREE APPLICANTS

NCEES Credentials Evaluation will evaluate a non accredited U.S. engineering degree only when coupled with a master's degree or doctorate from a program that is EAC/ABET accredited at the undergraduate or graduate level. The application for evaluation of an engineering degree may be obtained by accessing www.ncees.org or you may call 864-654-6824. Once you have satisfied the requirements, you may complete the standard application form and submit it to the Board office for consideration.


Licensure Application

Comity Application

327.392 Application

Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-5.080(4)