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Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Engineer Information

 

Note: You may fill out forms and applications online, but the application has to be printed because it must be signed and notarized.

 

Note: Tennessee does not grant temporary licenses. You must be registered prior to the offering or rendering of professional engineering services.

 

Fees Notice: Before submitting any application, be sure you have met the minimum education and experience requirements for registration, because application fees are not refundable.

 

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Registration Requirements (Select Type of Registration Below)

By Examination | By Comity | By Reapplying

 

Registration By Examination

(Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination)

 

Listed below are the minimum requirements to be considered for admittance to the Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination:

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • An undergraduate engineering degree (4-year minimum) that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or that has been determined to be substantially equivalent to an EAC/ABET-accredited degree with 4 years of progressive engineering experience (with Engineer Intern certification) or 12 years of progressive engineering experience (without Engineer Intern certification).
  • [Substantial equivalency means comparable in program content and level of educational experience but not necessarily identical in format or method of delivery. It implies that the graduates of these programs possess the necessary competencies to begin professional engineering practice at the entry level.]
  • An engineering technology program, whether four (4) or two (2) years in length, is not considered by the Board to be an acceptable curriculum.
  • Undergraduate degrees in fields of study other than engineering are not considered by the Board to be an acceptable curriculum, even if coupled with a master's degree in engineering.
  • The Board may grant toward experience requirements for registration as an engineer one (1) year of credit for graduation with a master's degree (or higher) in engineering from an approved curriculum or up to one (1) year of qualified experience obtained in an established cooperative education program, which is carried out within the framework of an approved engineering curriculum, and which has been approved by the Board.

 

For further information regarding

  • Establishing “progressive engineering experience,” Click Here.
  • Principles and Practice of Engineering Examinations, Click Here.

Registration By Comity

 

Tennessee does not register by reciprocity; applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below to be considered for registration by comity:

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • An undergraduate engineering degree (4-year minimum) that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or that has been determined to be substantially equivalent to an EAC/ABET-accredited degree with 4 years of progressive engineering experience (with Engineer Intern certification) or 12 years of progressive engineering experience (without Engineer Intern certification).
  • [Substantial equivalency means comparable in program content and level of educational experience but not necessarily identical in format or method of delivery. It implies that the graduates of these programs possess the necessary competencies to begin professional engineering practice at the entry level. ]
  • An engineering technology program, whether four (4) or two (2) years in length, is not considered by the Board to be an acceptable curriculum.
  • The Board may grant toward experience requirements for registration as an engineer one (1) year of credit for graduation with a master's degree (or higher) in engineering from an approved curriculum or up to one (1) year of qualified experience obtained in an established cooperative education program, which is carried out within the framework of an approved engineering curriculum, and which has been approved by the Board.

 

Examination(s)

  • Passage of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (not required with undergraduate engineering degree and 12 or more years of progressive engineering experience), and
  • Passage of the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination.

Other requirements

  • Must be in good standing and currently registered in at least one other jurisdiction.

Registration By Reapplying

  • Must have been previously registered in the State of Tennessee.
  • Must have obtained a minimum of 24 PDH’s in the two years prior to filing for re-registration.