Establishing an NCEES Record is the most efficient way to complete the licensure process in multiple states. You must have an active professional engineering or surveying license in one of the U.S. jurisdictions to participate in the Records Program. Once established, an NCEES Record will include most—if not all—of the materials you need to apply for comity licensure in additional states and territories.
If you are a Council Record holder, NCEES will electronically submit your materials directly to the state licensing board on your behalf each time you apply for a license. This saves time and simplifies the application process when you need to practice in multiple states.
Steps for completing the Record application process
1. Creation of an account
Click here to create an account and provide the requested information. A confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org will be sent to the email address you provided when creating the account. This email contains information needed to complete your application.
2. Completion of all sections of the online application
The application is divided into seven sections—Education, Examinations, Licensure, References, Questions for the Applicant, Experience Record, and Payment Information.
Payments must be made online via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.
All information provided by the applicant must be verified in order to complete the process and establish an active Record. Once your initial application has been completed, the applicant will receive an email notification from NCEES indicating that their file is ready for verification and instructions for completing the verification process.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to download and distribute the proper forms and instructions. The process cannot continue until all required information has been returned to NCEES.
Applications must be completed within one year. After one year from the initial date of application, incomplete applications and any supporting documents received are destroyed. A new application and fee are required.
4. NCEES application review
NCEES must review and verify all transcripts and responses from references and employers.
5. Notification of completion and assignment of Record number
You will receive an email from NCEES when your Record application is complete and a Record number has been assigned to you.