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Application for F.E. / EIT (in NJ)

In an earlier post, I gave a general overview what it takes to get a Professional Engineer’s Licence. This is a quick follow-up to discuss the Fundamentals Exam application in New Jersey.

The New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyor handles registration, testing, and licensing for the state. Their website has a bunch of pages and pdfs, but doesn’t give much insight into what each are beyond their titles, so one has to check each one manually.

Typical Test Times: April, October
Typical Application Deadlines: December, July

Important Bits:

  • Application Fees and Exam Dates — You’re going to want to check this first. It’ll give you relevant exam dates, how much it will cost, and most importantly, when you need to have everything submitted by.
  • The F.E. / Engineer-In-Training Application — This is the application itself, served up as a pdf. You’ve got to print it out and physically send it in to the board by the appropriate date. It says that responses must be typewritten. Unfortunately, the editable text boxes in the pdf were not done properly to align with the given line layouts, so you’ll have to manually make adjustments.

Items You’ll Need:

  • Photo ID — Portrait taken within the past 6 months. Larger than 0.25in wide
  • Certified Check or Money Order — The Application fee has to be sent in with the form as one of these methods. You’ll have to go to the bank for this. Regular checks, cash, and credit cards are not accepted.
  • Three (3) References — These can be peers, professors, co-workers, etc. However, one of these must be a currently licensed Professional Engineer in the U.S. and know of your experience. Take note that most professors are not licensed, so finding a suitable reference can be difficult for those just starting out.
  • Social Security Number
  • Official Transcript — This one will be done after you get your application number sent to you. Your university will need to send an official transcript, with the application number, directly

NJ Board Contact Info
Contact: Arthur Russo
Email: russoa@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Phone: (973) 504-6460
Address:
124 Halsey Street, Third Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

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2 responses to “Application for F.E. / EIT (in NJ)

  1. Akhilesh Kumar Mishra December 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I am an Electrical Engineer, graduated from India. Working for MTA NY for 7 yrs. 5 years prior experience. I need the application form. My degree etc were evaluated by US authorities(have the transcript) before I came to US. Do I still have to get my evaluation done?
    Akhilesh K Mishra

    • Brian Bickerton December 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      I’m not really familiar with how things are handled for a special case like that. You might be able to bypass a lot of the process given your length of experience. Your best bet would be to call up Arthur Russo, who’s contact information is listed at the end of the article. He’ll be better able to accurately answer any questions you have and direct you to the necessary forms for your situation.

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