NH Professional Engineer

Experience Guidelines


Presented below are the work areas and skills engineers should develop, based in part on draft guidelines developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Particular emphasis should be placed in developing skills and gaining experience in each of these areas, as applicable, by Engineers in Training, prior to licensure. This information is presented or general guidance purposes only. It is not incorporated as part of the NH Code of Administrative Rules, and experience in each of the areas indicated is not necessarily or specifically required for licensure. All work and skill areas indicated may not be applicable to each engineering discipline. Still, these general guidelines can be used by Engineers in Training, and by those mentoring other engineers, as a checklist to consider an engineer's breadth of skill development and engineering experience.


Practical Application of Engineering Theory

Analysis and reports

Design and synthesis

Testing methods

Implementation methods

Systems application

Specification writing and interpretation

Knowledge and understanding of codes, standards, regulations, and laws that govern applicable engineering activities

Construction observation or inspection


Project Management Skills



Project decision-making processes


Construction contract documents

Procurement of professional services

Construction procurement and bidding procedures


Project Control

Risk Assessment


Communication Skills

Accumulation of project knowledge through interpersonal communication

Transmission of project knowledge to project team members and others

Observation of, and involvement in, communication of engineering issues to project decision-makers


Social Implications of Engineering

Promoting and safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public

Following a code of ethics that promotes a high standard of integrity in the practice of engineering

Demonstration of an awareness of the consequences which may result from engineering work and a desire to mitigate potential negative impacts


General Guidelines for Engineers Supervising or Mentoring Engineers in Training

Provide guidance, encouragement, and support to the Engineer in Training

Assure that the Engineer in Training is gaining experience and capability in each of the areas outlined above, as applicable.

Be sufficiently familiar with the details of the engineer's work, either through direct supervision or ongoing direct contact, to be able to verify and certify that each portion of the engineer's work experience qualifies as acceptable experience.

Assist the Engineer in Training in the following areas:
Leadership, Experience, Ethics, Values, Development of engineering principles





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