Foreign Education in Engineering Information
In the United States of America, a license is required before an engineer may practice before the public. The licensure of engineers is the responsibility of each individual state, rather than the federal government, therefore, there is a licensing board in each state. Engineers who wish to obtain their license to practice must apply to the licensing board in the state in which they plan to practice. The qualification for licensure vary in each state. In order to become licensed, the applicant must meet the requirements of that state licensing board with respect to education and experience and by taking and passing the required NCEES examinations.
- If you have a BS degree in engineering from a foreign country and are interested in seeking licensure as an engineer in Nevada, our Board may require you to have your degree evaluated by the NCEES Credentials Evaluation Service to determine if the degree is equivalent to an ABET accredited degree.
- If you want information concerning the evaluation of your foreign engineering credentials, go to www.ncees.org, then select “Credentials Evaluation” about the process. NCEES completes the ABET evaluations for State Boards.
- You may review Accredited Education programs on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at www.abet.org website.
- If you want information about Nevada’s licensing requirements, you may contact us at 775-688-1231 or by E-Mail at: email@example.com. The applications required for licensing are available on our home page.