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NCEES International Registry for Professional Engineers

The NCEES International Registry for Professional Engineers (IRPE) assists U.S.-based professional engineers who are seeking recognition in countries that are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) or the International Engineering Alliance (IEA), formerly the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF).

The countries include

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Hong Kong China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom


  • Be a citizen or permanent resident currently licensed as a professional engineer in a U.S. state or territory
  • Hold a record clean of disciplinary action
  • Hold a current NCEES Record
  • Have a degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program, or be a graduate of an educational program(s) that meets the NCEES Engineering Education Standard
  • Have passing scores on the NCEES FE and PE examinations
  • Have at least seven years of qualifying experience, including two years in responsible charge of significant engineering work
  • Have met the applicable continuing professional competency (CPC) requirements of the jurisdiction(s) where you are licensed. If the jurisdiction does not have a CPC requirement, you must comply with the NCEES CPC guidelines.

As a candidate for the International Registry, you will be required to submit a sworn statement attesting to any sanctions received for violations of applicable licensing laws.

If you did not declare an engineering discipline during the licensure process, you must declare your area(s) of expertise when applying for the International Registry.

Application fees

If you are an existing Record holder and wish to apply for the NCEES International Registry, you may do so via your MyNCEES account.

  • International Registry application: $50
  • Record transmittal: $90



Browse a list of all members of the NCEES International Registry for Professional Engineers.