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Certification and Licensure

The Department of Mechanical Engineering anticipates that graduates of this program may seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification and Professional Engineer (PE) License

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification and Professional Engineering (PE) License in Georgia.

Please note that additional requirements outside of degree completion are required (e.g., reference letters, transcripts, work experience, etc.).

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for the EIT Certificate or PE license, click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is generally your first step in the process of becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). It is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program.

The FE exam is distributed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

Upon graduation, and after successfully passing the FE exam, an application for EIT Certification must be submitted to the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure

Professional licensure protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications in education, work experience, and exams. In the United States, engineers are licensed at the state level by professional licensing boards.

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam tests for a minimum level of competency in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline. An application to take the PE exam must be submitted to the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Last updated: 4/28/2022