Apply for your individual original license online
Please read ALL Requirements and Instructions before
proceeding with the application process.
You must have passed either the F.E. exam or the P.E. exam to apply for an individual original license or certificate. In order to apply, you will need the registration number that was included with your results letter.
If you are applying for an EIT certificate, you will receive a certificate in approximately one week which certifies that your have passed the F.E. examination. The term of certificate has no expiration date after issuance.
If you are applying for a P.E. license, you will receive a license in approximately one week that is valid for two years from the date of issuance.
HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR
It's really easy! Click here and follow the instructions. Our system was designed to make it possible for you to apply for or renew your license or permit quickly and easily-without complicated instructions.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
- For best results, we recommend using the most recent version to access the electronic licensing programs. You can update your browser at no additional cost by visiting our
- Please have the data card with your registration number in hand.
- Create a personal password by identifying yourself with certain personal information. Then, with this password and your registration number, you will be able to apply for a license, renew, or update your registration record at your convenience.
- Employers need to have their Workers Compensation Policy Number and Insurance Company's name at hand to complete the renewal forms.
- When you receive your credit card statement, the charge for renewing on-line will be shown as "MD Dept. of Licensing."
- We are collecting your e-mail addresses for Board use in order to facilitate our communication with you.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY FOR YOUR ORIGINAL LICENSE OR TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE OR PERMIT:
- Go to Electronic Licensing. Click on the appropriate activity.
- Highlight your license category from the pull-down box, and enter your registration number exactly as it appears on the data card. Follow the instructions to create your password, or to use your previously created password.
- When you submit your application, if you fail to complete any required items on the application screens or enter invalid data (e.g.: an invalid date), you will be presented with an error message. Use your browser's "back" button to return to previous screens to correct the indicated missing or invalid information.
- Before submitting your credit card information, it is advisable to review your application. You may review previous screens by using your browser's "back" and "forward" buttons.
- When confirmation is received that the transaction has been completed, PRINT the confirmation screen for your records.
Apply for your individual license by reciprocity online
Download a paper application - Application for Maryland PE License by Reciprocity/Comity (Word document,
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REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY RECIPROCITY
Please read before applying.
If you are licensed to practice engineering in another state and have passed at least the 8-hour NCEES Principles and Practices of Engineering examination, you may qualify for licensure by reciprocity. You must meet requirements that were equivalent to those required by Maryland at the time you were licensed by the other state. You must qualify under one of three options:
Subsection 14-305(b) - EAC/ABET-APPROVED OPTION
Has graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a four-year curriculum in engineering, or its equivalent, that the Board approves, and has at least four years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant is competent to practice engineering, and has passed an eight-hour written examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board;
Programs currently recognized under the Washington Accord are accepted as approved engineering programs.
Subsection 14-305(c) - NON-EAC/ABET-APPROVED OR FOREIGN CURRICULUM OPTION
Has been graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a four-year curriculum in engineering, or its equivalent, that the Board has not approved, and has at least eight years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant is competent to practice engineering, and has passed an eight-hour written examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board;
Subsection 14-305(d) - EXPERIENCE OPTION
Has at least 12 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board, during at least five years of which the applicant has been in responsible charge, if the collective experience indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering. "Responsible charge" means that the individual has direct control and personal supervision of engineering that requires initiative, professional skill, and independent judgment.
An applicant may substitute a complete scholastic year of at least 30 credit hours in a college or university of engineering approved by the Board for each of these years of experience, upon demonstrating grades satisfactory to the Board.
If the applicant has successfully completed one or more years of a college or university curriculum in engineering that has not been approved by the Board (i.e. not accredited by EAC/ABET) the Board may allow, for each of those years, a credit of up to six months towards the experience requirements.
If an applicant has completed graduate study in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board, the Board may allow up to 1 year credit toward the experience requirement.
Supporting documentation is required in order to prove your eligibility for licensure:
- transcripts (if applicable)
- verification of licensure and exams from another state
- record of work experience
- character references
Download the supporting forms.
If you have an NCEES Council Record, you do not need to submit any of the supporting documents. You only need to submit the Council Record as your supporting documentation. Contact NCEES to have your record transmitted to the Maryland Board.