N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.2

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 12, June 17, 2024
Section 13:40-2.2 - Professional engineers: eligibility requirements and application process
(a) To be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer, an applicant:
1. Shall demonstrate graduation from a program with a bachelor's degree in engineering that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., or graduation from a program with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology that is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.;
i. An applicant with a degree from a college or university that is not accredited by ABET shall obtain, at his or her own expense, and submit to the Board a detailed evaluation of his or her degree from a credential evaluation service approved by the Board or from a credential evaluation service chosen by the applicant, which the Board will have the discretion to accept;
2. Shall demonstrate passage of Part F--Fundamentals of Engineering, which may be waived by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.5;
3. Shall demonstrate passage of Part P--Principles and Practice of Engineering;
4. Shall demonstrate four years of professional experience for graduates of engineering programs or six years of professional experience for graduates of engineering technology programs, under the regular and effective supervision of a licensed professional engineer consistent with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:8-28(b), two years of which shall be obtained in the United States. Professional experience should demonstrate to the Board that the applicant is competent to design and supervise engineering projects and works to insure the safety of life, health, and property.
i. Experience prior to graduation from a program pursuant to
(a)1 above shall be evaluated by the Board on a case-by-case basis, if the experience is gained under the regular and effective supervision of a licensed professional engineer and if the applicant has passed the appropriate technical courses needed to perform the work experience.
ii. An applicant who has completed a master's or doctorate degree in engineering may obtain credit for one year of the required professional experience. An applicant who completed both master's and doctorate degrees may obtain credit for two years of the required professional experience.
(1) If any portion of the curriculum completed by the applicant as part of a master's or doctorate degree, or both, is required to be considered by the Board in order for the applicant to meet the minimum education standard required for licensure, the applicant shall not also receive experience credit for such education.
iii. Teaching experience may substitute for up to two years of engineering experience. The teaching experience shall be in engineering or engineering-related courses taught in the junior or senior years or in a graduate program at a college or university offering an engineering program of four years or more acceptable to the Board; and
5. Seeking credit for military education, training, or experience shall follow the procedure set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.6.
(b) An applicant for the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination or licensure as a professional engineer must have the following submitted:
1. A completed and notarized application, which includes:
i. A description of professional experience pursuant to (a)4 above. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits an NCEES record that includes a verification of experience acceptable to the Board;
ii. Proof of education verified by the submission of an official transcript, sent to the Board by the institution or institutions at which the applicant studied, indicating that the applicant satisfied the educational requirements in either engineering or engineering technology. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits either an NCEES record that includes verification of education acceptable to the Board or an engineer-in-training certificate issued by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.1;
iii. Proof of passage of Part F--Fundamentals of Engineering, unless the Board approved an applicant's waiver pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.5. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits either an NCEES record that includes verification of the passage of the examination or an engineering-in-training certificate issued by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.1;
iv. An applicant who has passed Part P--the Principles and Practices of Engineering shall submit proof of passage of the examination. An applicant may meet this requirement if he or she submits an NCEES record that includes verification of passage; and
v. A minimum of five references from persons who have personal knowledge of the applicant's experience or training, three of whom shall be licensed professional engineers in the United States. References must be included from professional engineers in responsible charge of the work constituting the minimum experience required for licensure. Special circumstances may be considered by the Board at the time of application in such cases where a licensed professional engineer in responsible charge of the work being claimed by the applicant is not available. An applicant may satisfy this requirement by submitting an NCEES record that includes verification of references acceptable to the Board;
2. The application fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-6.1(a)1; and
3. The applicant shall be responsible for verifying the receipt by the Board of all required materials listed in (b)1 and 2 above.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.2

Adopted by 52 N.J.R. 46(a), effective 1/6/2020