Education Requirements

Education Requirements for Examination Applicants

Current board rules require that applicants for the NCEES professional engineers examinations possess an ABET-EAC or CEAB accredited bachelors degree in engineering.

Applicants who do not possess the accredited bachelors degree must obtain evaluation of their education equating it to ABET guidelines. The Board of Professional Engineers recommends the following:

  NCEES Credentials Evaluations

Request a Michigan Subject Analysis Report for evaluation of domestic or foreign degrees


Education Requirements for Reciprocity Applicants

All applicants originally licensed after January 1, 1977 must verify possession of a bachelors degree in engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), or they must show that their education is of an equivalent standard.**

Applicants who do not possess an ABET-EAC accredited degree must obtain an independent evaluation from NCEES Credentials Evaluation of their education equating it to the ABET standards, which includes at least 32 semester/48 quarter hours of math and basic science; 32 semester/48 quarter hours of engineering science; 16 semester/24 quarter hours of engineering design; and 16 semester/24 quarter hours of humanities and social science courses.

 **A recent policy change has been adopted to "...accept possession of a masters degree in engineering from a school and program with a CEAB or EAC/ABET accredited bachelors degree in the same engineering discipline as the masters as being equivalent to an accredited bachelors degree in engineering."
Reciprocal applicants may submit an NCEES council record to provide proof of their education.