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Missouri Licensure Information

Is a degree required for licensure as a professional engineer?

Yes. An ABET accredited degree in engineering, or its equivalent is required. An unaccredited engineering degree will be accepted if it has been evaluated by NCEES Credentials Evaluations Service and has been determined to be equivalent to an ABET accredited degree.

What do I have to do to become licensed?

There are two methods of original licensure:

  1. original licensure by exam*
  2. original licensure by comity*

A professional engineer who is already licensed in another state or territory may apply for a Missouri license by comity. Professional licenses are granted by each state, so a professional engineer must apply for and receive a license in every state in which the individual practices.

Applications for a license by exam and/or comity may be obtained by clicking Professional Engineers.

What happens after FE completion?

An individual who wants to secure enrollment as an Engineer Intern by exam must be a graduate of an ABET accredited engineering program, must have taken and passed the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, must complete and submit an FE enrollment application form (Engineer Interns) along with the required fee, and provide the Board with an original official transcript of grades evidencing receipt of the required engineering degree(s). Passage of the exam alone does not warrant automatic enrollment.[i]

*Requirements listed below

Methods of Licensure

Requirements for Licensure by Examination

  1.  A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
  2.  An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.
  3.  Taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE).
  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.

Examination Application

Requirements for Licensure by Comity

  1.  A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
  2.  An engineering technology degree does not meet the educational requirements.
  3.  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.
  4. Taken and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination.
  5.  Licensed as a professional engineer in another state, territory or possession of the United States, or in another country.

Comity Application

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.

327.392 Application

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