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Professional Engineers

Michigan State Board of Professional Engineers

Article 20 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended was created, to license and regulate the practice of professional engineering in Michigan. Article 20 defines professional engineering as professional services, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design or review of material and completed phases of work in construction, alteration or repair in connection with a public or private utility, structure, building, machine, equipment, process, work or project when the professional service requires the application of engineering principles or data.

The Department currently oversees the practice of approximately 20,274 licensed professional engineers.

** We are no longer accepting paper applications for Professional Engineer Licenses. You can apply online at www.michigan.gov/miplus. Our online system provides more efficient services to those applying for a Professional Engineer license. If you are having problems completing the application process, please contact us at 517-241-0199 for assistance and we can help walk you through the process. Should you have further questions, please contact our Licensing Support Team at BPLHelp@michigan.gov.

IMPORTANT: Law Change Impacting Requirements for Licensure for Professional Engineers effective April 4, 2017

In an effort to reduce the use of paper, effective January 1, 2022, licenses issued or renewed will only be sent electronically unless a paper copy of the license is requested during the application or renewal process. 

Apply or Renew Online