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Engineering Licensing Information

Application Instructions

Engineer Interns and Professional Engineers can now go to MyLicense.IN.gov to apply online!  You will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow the instructions and ensure all requirements for licensure are submitted or requested. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are process in the order received.

  • Engineer Intern
    1. Completed Application  - Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application Fee of $10 - Fee is paid online during the online application process. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Official Transcript//or Evaluation of Foreign Degree - Upload official transcripts from your college and/or university from where you received your degree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option. *Please note* Having a credential evaluation completed does not make the degree an EAC ABET accredited degree.
      • Supplemental Form  - Form 50938 required for graduates from Non EAC ABET accredited programs; technology degrees and foreign degree applicants
    6. Examination - NCEES notification of passing FE exam.
    7. References - Upload 3 references unless the FE exam was completed before the date conferred of the degree. The references are to be completed by the reference on Form 15199.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

  • Professional Engineer by Examination
    1. Completed Application  - Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application Fee of $300- Fee is paid online during the online application process. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Verification of State Licensure(s) - Upload verification(s) from the state where you passed your exam(s) and all states where you hold or held licensure.
    6. Official Transcript//or Evaluation of Foreign Degree - Upload official transcripts from your college and/or university from where you received your degree.
      • Supplemental Form  - Form 50938 must be completed for Non EAC ABET accredited programs; technology degrees and foreign degree applicants. Please include all relevant education when completing the supplemental form. *Please note* Having a credential evaluation completed does not make the degree an EAC ABET accredited degree.
      • Evaluation of Foreign Degree - Any foreign degree must have an evaluation by NCEES (ncees.org or 864-654-6824) or any service that will meet the standards of the board to determine if your education meets Indiana's educational requirements.  This process must be done before the Board will review your application.
    7. Examination - NCEES notification of passing PE exam.
    8. References - Upload 5 reference letters, 3 of which must be from Professional Engineers. The references are to be completed by the reference on Form 2146.  The Letter Regarding Engineer Applicant References can be provided to the references  to explain the requirement.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    9. Part III of the Examination - Upload the Part III Exam and answer sheet for Professional Engineers has the directions to fulfill this requirement.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

  • Professional Engineer by Comity with NCEES File
    1. Completed Application  - Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application Fee of $300 - Fee is paid online during the online application process. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Part III of the Examination - Part III Exam and answer sheet for Professional Engineers has the directions to fulfill this requirement.
    6. NCEES file - Must be requested to be made available to Indiana.  The following requirements will be available in the NCEES file.
      • Official Transcript//or Evaluation of Foreign Degree. *Please note* Having a credential evaluation completed does not make the degree an EAC ABET accredited degree.
        Supplemental Form - Form 50938
        must be completed for Non EAC ABET accredited programs; technology degrees and foreign degree applicants. Please include all relevant education when completing the supplemental form. This is an Indiana requirement and will not be listed in the NCEES record.
      • Verification of the Engineering Fundamentals exam
      • Verification of the Practice and Principles exam
      • Verification of state license
      • 5 Reference letters

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

  • Professional Engineer by Comity without NCEES File
    1. Completed Application  - Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov.
    2. Application Fee of $300 - Fee is paid online during the online application process. All application fees are nonrefundable.
    3. Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement. Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    4. Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    5. Examination - NCEES notification of passing PE exam.
    6. Verification of State Licensure(s) - Upload verification(s) from the state where you passed your exam(s) and all states where you hold or held licensure.  
      • IC 25-31-1-14 Examination; reexamination Sec. 14. (a) The examination required of all applicants for registration as a professional engineer shall be a written or computer based examination which shall be divided into the following two (2) parts:
        • (1) Engineering fundamentals.
        • (2) Principles and practice of engineering
    7. Official Transcript//or Evaluation of Foreign Degree - Upload official transcripts from your college and/or university from where you received your degree.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option. *Please note* Having a credential evaluation completed does not make the degree an EAC ABET accredited degree.
      • Supplemental Form  - Form 50938 must be completed for Non EAC ABET accredited programs; technology degrees and foreign degree applicants. Please include all relevant education when completing the supplemental form.
      • Evaluation of Foreign Degree - Any foreign degree must have an evaluation by NCEES (ncees.org or 864-654-6824) or any service that will meet the standards of the board to determine if your education meets Indiana's educational requirements.  This process must be done before the Board will review your application.
    8. References - Upload 5 reference letters, 3 of which must be from Professional Engineers. The references are to be completed by the reference on Form 2146. The Letter Regarding Engineer Applicant References can be provided to the references  to explain the requirement.  Please upload at the time of application or log back into your account and use the License Update option.
    9. Part III of the Examination - Upload the Part III Exam and answer sheet for Professional Engineers has the directions to fulfill this requirement.

    The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

    Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it. Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

    Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

  • Professional Engineer Continuing Education Sponsor
    • Application - Apply online at https://mylicense.in.gov/eGov/ML1PLA.html
    • Required Documentation: Please be prepared to upload the following with your application
      • Upload all instructor's resumes with complete professional background
      • Upload a copy of the advertisement brochure or any promotional materials if used
    • To apply for approval of additional courses, log into the license and upload the following information  
      • Application
      • Upload all instructor's resumes with complete professional background
      • Upload a copy of the advertisement brochure or any promotional materials if use

Renewal Instructions

  • Renewal Information
    • Renew Online!
    • Registered Professional Engineers expire July 31 of even numbered years.
    • The professional engineer renewal fee is $100.
    • Registered professional engineers are required to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education with at least one (1) hour in ethics and one (1) hour in Indiana statutes and rules in order to renew a professional engineer registration. A professional engineer with a status of Inactive or a professional engineer initially licensed in Indiana in the second year of a biennium is not required to obtain any continuing education. A professional engineer initially licensed in the first year of the biennium shall only be required to obtain fifteen (15) hours of continuing education. For more information regarding CE requirements please visit our Resources page.

    Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice. Those who do not have valid email addresses on file will be mailed the license renewal notice; this notice is mailed to the address of record with the Board. The Board has no way of knowing whether or not a notice reaches its destination; therefore when a notice has been emailed to a valid email address or mailed, the duty of the Board has been performed.

    If you wish to renew your license to inactive status, you may renew online or by paper by selecting this status when prompted. When renewing to inactive status, you are not required to complete continuing education. An inactive registered professional engineer may not practice engineering.

    If your license is on inactive status and you wish to renew to active status, you may email your request to the Board at pla10@pla.in.gov. Please include your license number and copies of continuing education certificates verifying you have met CE requirements. This status change should be made prior to completing your license renewal.

  • Reinstate Information

    If your license has been expired for three or more years, you must reinstate your license to practice.  Please submit your reinstatement online with the additional documentation:

    • Reinstate Online!
    • Documentation to Upload:
      • Letter of work history or resume to include the following information since the expiration of your Indiana license: place(s) of employment, a list of projects worked on, confirm if you have or have not placed your stamp/seal on any documents within the State of Indiana, and confirm if you have or have not performed work in the state of Indiana.
      • Verification of an active license in another state.
      • Proof of Continuing Education for the past two years from the date of your reinstatement application.
  • Renewal Documents

    To renew your license by paper, you must select a document below. Print and mail the completed form with the required renewal fee to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The address is on the form, and checks should be made out to 'Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.' If your license has been expired for more than three (3) years, you will use the reinstatement form.

Exams & Testing

  • Examination Registration Process

    (Last updated: May 2014)

    Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Candidates starting January 1, 2014 register directly with NCEES to sit for the exam. Once you have taken and passed the exam, submit an application directly to the Board for certification as an Engineer Intern. Review the Engineering Application Checklist for required documents for certification. The Board will review your application at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Review 864 IAC 1.1-2-2 and 864 IAC 1.1-2-4 to ensure you meet the requirements for certification.

    Principles and Practice Exam Candidates must submit an application along with the corresponding application fee and all required documents to the Board Office. Review the Engineering Application Checklist for required documents for exam approval.  The Board will review your application at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

    ONLY after board approval, register with NCEES and pay an examination fee to reserve a seat for the examination. Do not register with NCEES without board approval. Fees will not be refunded if you register and have not been approved by the Board.
    You will receive an email notification from NCEES when scores are released. For more information on the scoring process, visit this link: http://www.ncees.org.

    Passed Principles and Practice
    Candidates must submit your pass letter and issuance fee to the Board.
    Issuance Fee Schedule
    August 1 of an odd year through July 31 even year the fee is $50
    August 1 of an even year through July 31 odd year the fee is $100

    Failed Principles and Practice
    If you have not exhausted all of your examination attempts in accordance with 864 IAC 1.1-4.1-7, please proceed to reschedule with NCEES. To reschedule as a candidate for the next examination in Indiana, you must complete the registration process online at the NCEES Website prior to the posted deadline. All instructions and deadlines can be found at www.ncees.org

    If you have exhausted all examination attempts, please review 864 IAC 1.1-4.1-8 for additional requirements prior to submitting a new application to the board prior to registering with NCEES.
    For more information, contact the Indiana Board directly at (317) 234-3022 or pla10@pla.in.gov

  • Examination Requirement by Statute

    IC 25-31-1-14 Examination; reexamination

    Sec. 14.

    • (a) The examination required of all applicants for registration as a professional engineer shall be a written or computer based examination which shall be divided into the following two (2) parts:
      • (1) Engineering fundamentals.
      • (2) Principles and practice of engineering.

Fee Schedule

  • Engineer Applications/Renewal
    Engineer Application/RenewalFeePenaltyTotal
    Engineer Intern Application$10NA$10
    Professional Engineer Application by Examination$300NA$300
    Professional Engineer Application by Comity$300NA$300
    Issuance Fee 8/1 odd through 7/31 even$50NA$50
    Issuance Fee 8/1 even through 7/31 odd$100NA$100
    Renewal Fee - Unexpired$100NA$100
    Renewal Fee - Expired < 3 years$100$50$150
    Reinstatement - Expired > 3 years$400NA$400

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