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Professional Engineer


A professional engineer designs and/or develops solutions to problems. Professional engineers develop products or structures by using the practical application of physical laws and engineering. Professional engineering may include aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, marine, or mechanical engineering applications, among others.

Licensing Requirements:

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a professional engineer in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Fees: (as of August 1, 2012)

The fee for licensure is $377.
The fee to apply for eligibility for admission to Part A of the examination as a New York candidate only is $70.

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2010, there were 1,107 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 1,353 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Education Building
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Engineering/Land Surveying Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 140

Standard Occupational Classification:

17-2011 to 17-2199 - Various Engineers to All Other Engineers
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2794
Phone: (703) 684-2800
Fax: (703) 836-4875


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/15/12.

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