Are you licensed as a structural engineer? If you are an S.E. and you meet certain criteria (see requirements below), you can add the Model Law Structural Engineer designation to your NCEES Record.
The MLSE designation indicates to state licensing boards that you have met all Model Law provisions for structural engineers. For states with S.E. licensure, the MLSE designation can expedite the comity licensure process.
If you already hold an NCEES record, log in to your NCEES account and request a review to determine your eligibility for MLSE status. There is an additional $50 fee for obtaining this designation.
How can I qualify for the MLSE designation?
- Hold an active NCEES Record
- Obtain a degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program (must include 18 semester hours of structural analysis and design, nine of which are structural design)
- Pass the NCEES FE exam
- Pass 16 hours of qualifying structural engineering licensure exams*
- Complete four years of structural engineering work
- Maintain a record free of disciplinary action
*Must include one of the following:
- The 16-hour NCEES PE Structural exam (after January 1, 2011)
- The NCEES Structural II exam and another NCEES structural exam (prior to January 1, 2011)
- A 16-hour, state-written exam taken (prior to January 1, 2004)
- The NCEES Structural II exam and an 8-hour, state-written exam