What is a PE?
A Licensed Professional Engineer has proven competency in their field. Since 1907, state engineering licensure laws have protected public health, safety, and welfare through high standards for ethics and quality assurance.
How to Get Licensed
After graduating from an engineering program, you pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and become an Engineer in Training (EIT). You are then required to work under a PE for at least four years before taking any state required exams and passing the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.
Maintaining a License
While requirements vary by state, many require PEs to maintain and improve their skills. This happens through continuing education and professional development.