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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 28, 2015
License Title: Engineer, Licensed

License Description: Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to the economical solution of practical technical problems. They design industrial machinery; develop scientific equipment; supervise the construction of buildings and highways; design consumer products and various other innovations; and, evaluate the overall effectiveness of new products and operations, as well as the cost and reliability. Responsibilities may include inspection, quality control, management and administration. Engineers typically specialize in one of more than 25 specialties recognized by professional societies.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 542B; Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 193C

Requirements for License:In order to be recognized as a licensed or professional engineer, the state requirements for licensure must be met. The applicant for professional engineer's license must have a degree in engineering and four or more years of practical experience.

Thirty hours of continuing education (professional development hours) are required biennially for license renewal.

Application: $45 - Principles & Practice examination
$25 - Fundamentals examination
$150 - Comity (if licensed in another state)
Renewal: $100 - Active
$40 - Inactive
Exam: Varies by exam
Other: $15 - Certificate

When:The applicant must pass two written examinations that are given twice a year. Each test is eight hours in length. The Fundamentals of Engineering examination is a closed-book examination. An engineering degree of four years or more is required before taking this exam.The Principles and Practice of Engineering examination is open-book. Four years of practical experience satisfactory to the Board must be obtained prior to taking this exam.

License Authority:
Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Bd
Professional Licensing & Regulation Division
Iowa Department of Commerce

1920 SE Hulsizer
Ankeny IA 50021
Phone: 5152817360

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