Maryland Board for Professional Engineers
Professional Engineers Examination Application Instructions


Please select one of the following applications after you carefully read each section:

Option B
(1) An applicant qualifies under this option if the applicant:
  (a) has been graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in engineering that the Board approves;
  (b) subject to paragraph (2) below, has at least 4 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering;
  (c) has passed an examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board.
  (2) If an applicant has completed graduate study in engineering that is approved by the Board, it may allow the applicant up to a 1-year credit toward the experience requirement of paragraph (1)(b) above.
  (3) If an applicant has taught undergraduate or graduate courses in the practice of engineering or has directed engineering research and projects in the applicant’s field in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum that is approved by the Board, the Board may count the teaching experience as work experience for purposes of the experience requirements.
  (4) If you are using a Masters or Ph.D. to qualify for the exam, you cannot also use it to receive a 1-year credit toward the work experience requirement.
  (5) If you have a degree from certain Washington Accord Schools that are listed in the ABET International Yearbook, you may qualify under this section. If you are unsure whether your university qualifies, contact the Board for verification.
 
Option C
(1) An applicant qualifies under this option if the applicant:
  (a) has been graduated from a college or university on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in engineering that the Board has not approved;
  (b) subject to paragraph (2) below, has at least 8 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice engineering;
  (c) has passed an examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the Board.
  (2) If an applicant has taught undergraduate or graduate courses in the practice of engineering or has directed engineering research and projects in the applicant’s field in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum that is approved by the Board, the Board may count the teaching experience as work experience for purposes of the experience requirements.
 
Option D
(1) An applicant qualifies under this option if the applicant:
  (a) subject to paragraph (2) below, has at least 12 years of work experience in engineering that is satisfactory to the Board, in at least 5 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.
  (2) If an applicant has completed 1 or more years of a college or university curriculum in engineering that the Board approves, it may allow, for each of those years, a 1-year credit towards the experience requirement of paragraph (1) above.
  (3) If an applicant has completed 1 or more years of a college or university curriculum in engineering that has not been approved by the Board, the Board may allow, for each of those years, a credit of up to 6 months toward the experience requirement under paragraph (1) above.
  (4) If an applicant has taught undergraduate or graduate courses in the practice of engineering or has directed engineering research and projects in the applicant’s field in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum that is approved by the Board, the Board may count the teaching experience as work experience for purposes of the experience requirements.
 


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