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Licensure & Registration Committee

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The IEEE-USA Licensure and Registration Committee's (LRC) primary focus is on matters involving licensing of Professional Engineers and the impact that professional licensure has on IEEE members. The LRC also is continuously evaluating credentialing and how it relates to current PE examinations and available IEEE Society sponsored exams.

The Committee monitors and recommends changes in state law and provides important input to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) concerning P.E. exam questions and format. The committee also disseminates information to those engineers who are licensed and those who plan to become licensed.

Committee members serve on exam writing committees of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), committees of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and various state licensing boards.


Position Papers

The following L&R positions have been adopted by IEEE-USA's Board of Directors:


  • Questions and Answers About Licensure and Certification for Engineering Professionals (PPT)
    PowerPoint presentation by LRC members Dick Schwarz, John Steadman and Gregg Vaughn. Highlights similarities and differences between state licensure and voluntary certification, identifies current educational experience and examination requirements for licensure and summarizes IEEE-USA perspectives on important credentialing issues.
  • Presentation on How to Become a Professional Engineer (PPT):
    This PowerPoint presentation covers such material as legal requirements for engineering practice, professional registration process, FE examination specifications, strategies for passing the FE Exam, study materials, answers to common questions and exemptions for industrial practice. The presentation is perfect for junior and senior engineering students, local IEEE Section meetings and IEEE Consultants Network meetings.

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