NH CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS FOR
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER APPLICANTS

 

       
   

New Hampshire RSA 310-A:12
General Requirements for Licensure as a Professional Engineer

I. Applicants who have the minimum of a bachelor of science degree, or the equivalent, from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other accredited 4-year institution in an engineering curriculum, certification as an "engineer-in-training" as a result of an 8-hour NCEES fundamentals of engineering examination and 4 years of accumulated engineering experience under the direction of a licensed professional engineer and satisfactory to the board may apply to sit for the professional engineers examination.

II. Applicants who have the minimum of a bachelor of science degree, or the equivalent, from an ABET or other accredited 4-year institution in an engineering curriculum and more than 10 years of accumulated engineering experience under the direction of a licensed professional engineer and satisfactory to the board may apply to sit for the professional engineers examination. Such an applicant may request a waiver of the fundamentals of engineering examination.

III. Applicants with a minimum of 25 years of engineering experience of which at least 10 years shall have been in responsible charge of engineering work satisfactory to the board may apply for licensure under this section on the basis of education and experience, provided that they have successfully passed the professional engineers examination required by RSA 310-A:17.

New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules

PART Eng 303  QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANTS

            Eng 303.01 Candidate Requirements.

          (a)     Candidates for licensure shall meet the requirements established by RSA 310-A:12-19 before a license shall be granted. The board shall require that applicants appear for a personal audience with the board if their records of education or experience are unclear, contradictory or incomplete. The board shall also require documentation of the applicant’s work products to help determine competency if their records of education or experience are unclear, contradictory or incomplete.

             (b)    Qualifications shall be determined as follows:

                    (1)  Applicants possessing a 4-year EAC/ABET degree shall have 4 years engineering experience satisfactory to the board;                    

                   
(2)  Applicants possessing a 4-year EAC/ABET equivalent, foreign engineering degree which consists of an engineering program which has a successful ABET site visit shall have 4 years engineering experience satisfactory to the board;                     

                  
(3)  Applicants possessing a degree in a related science and holding a master’s degree or higher in engineering from an institution which offers an EAC/ABET 4-year engineering degree accredited program shall have 4 years experience satisfactory to the board. Education per Eng 303.02 (h) shall not be counted towards the 4-year experience requirement;

                    (4)  Applicants possessing a 4-year degree from non ABET accreditedU.S. engineering program shall have 8 years engineering experience satisfactory to the board;

                    (5) Applicants possessing a foreign degree having a favorable NCEES Credentials Evaluations which consists of transcript review only shall have 8 years engineering experience satisfactory to the board;                 

                    (6)  Applicants possessing a TAC/ABET 4-year degree shall have 8 years engineering experience satisfactory to the board; and

                    (7)  Applicants possessing any degree other than those set forth per Eng 303.01 (b) (1)-(6), or no degree, shall have 25 years of engineering experience satisfactory to the board and shall have successfully passed the NCEES Principles and Practices of engineering examination.

         Eng 303.02  Experience Requirements. Experience in the practice of engineering shall be determined pursuant to RSA 310-A:12 – 19 as follows:

          (a)     Experience shall be progressive on engineering projects to indicate that it is of increasing quality and requiring greater responsibility;

          (b)     Only work of an engineering nature shall be credible;

          (c)     Experience shall not be obtained in violation of RSA 310-A;

          (d)     Experience gained in the armed services, to be creditable, shall be of a character equivalent to that which would have been gained in the civilian sector doing similar work. The applicant while in the armed services shall have served in an engineering or engineering-related group;

          (e)     Experience shall be gained under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer or if not, an explanation shall be made showing why the experience should be considered acceptable;

          (f)      Teaching experience to be creditable must be of an advanced level in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum of four years or more that is accredited by the ABET accredited program;

          (g)     Experience gained in engineering research and design projects by members of an engineering faculty where the curriculum is of an advanced level in a college or university offering an engineering curriculum of four years or more that is accredited by the ABET accredited program shall be creditable;

          (h)     Successful completion of graduate study leading to the master’s degree in engineering which has followed a baccalaureate degree in engineering may be used for credit for one year’s experience. If the Ph.D. in engineering is completed under the same conditions, 2-year’s total experience shall be credited. The 2 years credit shall include the one year for the master’s degree;

          (i)      Experience shall not be anticipated. The experience shall have been received at the time of the application;

          (j)      Experience as a contractor in the execution of design by a professional engineer or in employment considered as that of supervising construction of such work shall not be considered as creditable experience; an

          (k)    Experience gained in construction to be creditable shall constitute engineering practice as set forth in RSA 310-A:2, III.

Updated 12/18/11

 
       
       

 



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