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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Engineer-Initial Licensure

FE   |   Engineer Intern   |   Experience   |   PE/SE

The requirements for initial licensure as a professional engineer in Nebraska are:

  1. A degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program, or meeting the NCEES Engineering Education Standard;
  2. Passage of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams;
  3. Four years of progressive engineering experience after a four-year engineering program or equivalent; and
  4. Passage of an exam on the Nebraska E&A Act and Board's Rules and Regulations.


Educational Debt Reimbursement Request

Nebraska engineering graduates who have passed the FE Exam on their first attempt may qualify for a $50 reimbursement from the Board if they meet the following requirements:

  • Graduated from an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program in Nebraska,
  • Passed the FE Exam within nine months of graduation, and
  • Have qualifying educational debt (government and commercial loans obtained by the student for postsecondary education tuition, other educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, as determined by the Board).

To request reimbursement first, complete the Engineering Education Reimbursement Request form and send the completed form to the Board.  Then, the Board must receive a copy of your official transcript from the UNL Office of the University Registrar, verifying graduation from an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program. Transcripts must be ordered by the graduate/student whose record is being requested. Transcripts and the request form must be received within 12 months after graduating from an EAC/ABET-accredited engineering program. Electronic transcripts may be sent to the Board at

 Engineer Intern Enrollment Application

 PE Exam Application

 Engineering Educational Debt Reimbursement Request

NCEES Exam Information

ABET Accredited Program Search

NCEES Credentials Evaluations

NCEES Study Materials

University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering