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The NCEES Records program is designed for currently licensed engineers and surveyors who are looking for an easier and faster way to complete the licensure process in multiple jurisdictions, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An established 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 already licensed and want to apply for licensure in an additional U.S. state or territory, apply for an NCEES Record. NCEES will review your materials and, after your Record is established, electronically submit them directly to the licensing board on your behalf. This saves time and simplifies the application process when you need to practice in multiple states and territories.
The online application process can be completed in as few as 30 days and depends on the amount of time it takes to verify your work experience and receive professional references. To start, log in to your MyNCEES account and select Multistate Licensure from your dashboard. We’ve provided a guide through the application process below.
The application is divided into five sections and can be completed in any order. It is an online application process and provides for electronic verifications.
Details for each college, university, and technical school you attended. Transcripts are required for all work for which academic credit is awarded.
Chronological listing of work experience beginning with graduation from a university or the first employment after high school
A brief series of questions regarding the status and history of your license
The appropriate state licensing board must verify all exam and license information provided by the applicant.
Five references who can reflect the character and diversity of your experience and are personally acquainted with your professional reputation. For engineering applicants, references must be engineers who are licensed in the United States. For surveying applicants, references must be surveyors who are licensed in the United States.
An NCEES Record is a verified compilation of information an applicant is required to submit to a state licensing board as part of the licensure application process.
Each completed Record is a verified compilation of an applicant’s official academic transcripts, full employment history, professional references, and exam results.
An NCEES Record eliminates the hassle of resubmitting your academic transcripts, exam results, employment history and verifications, and professional references each time you apply for comity licensure. It saves time and simplifies the application process when you need to practice in multiple states.
No. An NCEES Record does not guarantee licensure in any jurisdiction.
The NCEES Record is designed to meet the licensure requirements of most states. Since licensure requirements vary from state to state, there may be times when a Record holder must submit additional information to a state licensing board in order to satisfy its licensure requirements.
In most cases, requests for additional information are as simple as requiring the applicant to complete a state application and pay a state application fee. However, there may be times when an NCEES Record holder is required to provide additional information about their education, references, existing licenses, or experience information.
There is no charge to complete the application process and no annual renewal fee. Fees are charged each time you transmit your Record to a state licensing board.
The online application process can be completed in about 30 days. The time depends on how long it takes to verify your information. For instance, if your references are slow to respond to verification requests, it will take longer to complete your application.
You can check the status of your application at any time via the multistate licensure dashboard in your MyNCEES account. Dashboard sections that are highlighted in green are complete. Those highlighted in yellow require your attention.
Your Record does not require annual renewal. Current Record holders do not need to take any action with their accounts until they have a need for comity licensure.
You will be required to review and update your Record each time you transmit your Record to a state licensing board. Some verifications are valid for a short period of time and should not be updated and re-verified until your are ready to transmit. Work experience verifications do not expire and can be updated at any time.
Yes. Candidates applying for a comity license in Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, or Wyoming must establish an NCEES Record before applying.
The NCEES Records program reviews applicants for designation as a Model Law Engineer (MLE) and Model Law Surveyor (MLS). These designations indicate to state licensing boards that your education, experience, and examinations meet the NCEES Model Law requirements. In many states, this will further expedite the comity licensure process.
When you apply for an NCEES Record, staff will review your file to determine if it meets the Model Law criteria. You do not have to request this. If you qualify, your Record will include the appropriate designation.
The requirements to become an MLE, MLSE, or MLS are summarized below. For complete details, review NCEES Professional Policy 5 in the NCEES Manual of Policy and Position Statements.
Тhe MLSE is an additional designation in the NCEES Records program and can be acquired through application in the existing Record holder account for qualifying individuals. The fee to apply is $50.
If you are an existing NCEES Record holder, you may apply for MLSE.