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Professional Engineering Examination Applicants

    FE Candidates no longer need to apply to the Board prior to sitting for the FE exam.

Landscape Architect, Land Surveying & Engineering Certificates of Authorization (COA)

Renewal notices will be sent via email. All active status COA expiration dates have been extended until September 30, 2016. Late fees will be assessed starting October 1, 2016.

NCEES Exam Administration Services for April 2017

First time and repeat exams, deadline for applications to board is:
January 1, 2017
NCEES Exam Administration Services registration opens on:
December 13, 2016
NCEES Exam Administration Services registration deadline is:
February 23, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. EST
Deadline for examinees to submit ADA and Religious Accommodation requests to NCEES (refer to NCEES website for application): www.ncees.org/exams/special_accommodations/
February 23, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. EST
Cancellation deadline is: February 23, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. EST
2-3 weeks before exam…
Authorization notices will be emailed to candidates, which should be printed out and brought to the exam on: April 21, 2017

Electronic Signatures/Seals

The State adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act ("UETA") that allows state agencies to determine whether or not to give legal effect to electronic records. As a result of the ("UETA") the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is offering guidance to its registrants regarding electronic signatures/seals. Registrants will be allowed to use electronic signatures/seals on submissions to governmental entities that accept electronic signatures/seals as allowed by UETA.
Registrants should use best practices when using electronic signatures/seals.
Registrants should review the feasibility of using encryption services to protect the integrity of the registrants' electronic signatures/seal.

Individual Professional Engineers Registration - Not Enough

Important Reminder to Registered Professional Engineers - Each entity that practices or offers to practice engineering in Rhode Island must hold a current Certificate of Authorization. This required "COA" is in addition to the individual's registration stamp. Check to make sure that your firm (whether sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership or LLC) has a current COA. Contact the Board of Examination and Registration of Professional Engineers with any questions.

The boards for Design Professionals has moved. Please address all correspondence to:

State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building #68-2
Cranston RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-9592
Fax: (401) 462-9532
Lois Marshall, Board Administrator