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Maryland Board for Professional Engineers

Welcome to our home page. The Board for Professional Engineers qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which engineering is practiced. The Board regulates the practice of engineering under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 14 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 23. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license or permit, and /or impose a fine.

News and Updates

Important Notice to All Applicants for PE Examination


Effective immediately all exam candidates must register with the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) for the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination. The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers will no longer be administering the exam. All exam fees and testing administration fees will be paid directly to NCEES at the time of registration. The role of the Maryland Board will only be to review and approve exam applications. Once the exam applications are approved, the Board will notify NCEES of the candidate’s approval. The Board will also notify the applicant that their application has been approved or denied.

Please go to NCEES for the exam dates and the dates for registration.


The Department of Housing and Community Development is offering training on the Maryland Accessibility Code. The training is free and a total of 6 hours of Continuing Education will be awarded. For further information and registration, go to the DHCD website.


The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers voted on June 8, 2016 to allow all exam candidates for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination to apply directly to NCEES without first seeking approval from the Board. This applies to all exam candidates regardless of their degree.

In order to obtain an Engineering In Training (EIT) certificate, the candidate must meet the educational standards approved by the Board. Those standards are cited in the Business and Occupations Article, Section 14-305 (b) or (c) and the corresponding regulations.

Passing the FE examination does not automatically qualify the candidate for an EIT certificate or to take the Principles and Practice Exam (PE). The applicant must meet all of the requirements for licensure.
Those requirements are education, verifiable work experience and passing of the FE and PE exams. The number of years of required work experience is based on the candidate’s education. It typically is either 4 years or eight years depending on the candidate’s degree.


On May 11, 2017 the Board for Professional Engineers voted to no longer accept Washington Accord designations as “equivalent” to the NCEES Education Standard.

The Board also voted to recognize the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) as “equivalent” to the NCEES Education Standard.

The Board will automatically accept ABET accredited programs from international institutions.

Print Your License Online

The Maryland Board for Professional Engineers no longer prints and mails licenses. After completing an original application or renewal application you will receive an email from the Board. The email is sent to the email address we have on file for you. This usually occurs within 3-5 days of completing the application or renewal. The email will contain instructions and a link to a website which will allow you to login using your DLLR credentials (License type, registration number and password).

If you do not receive the e-mail notice, you may go this online application and complete the process.

Official communication from the Maryland Board of Professional Engineers:
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Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment

None at this time.

To register your comments with the Board, send your letter to Maryland Board for Professional Engineers, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202; e-mail; or fax 410-962-8483.

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Maryland Board for Professional Engineers
500 North Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
Fax: 410-962-8483