Licensure & Registration
Articles on EE, ECE, Computer and Software licensure and registration activities in the United States, and tips for preparing for the FE and PE Exams.
Licensure of Electronic, Computer and Software Engineers
A compelling need exists to ensure the products and services in evolving engineering fields meet public health, safety and welfare needs.
OP-ED: Get Software Right: License Software Engineers
In this Op-Ed, past IEEE Computer Society President Jim Isaak says software PE licensing in the U.S. has been all but ignored, and then abandoned.
The Importance of Professional Engineer (P.E.) Licensure for Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineers
Engineering licensure opens many pathways for personal growth — not just locally, but globally. It is both a rewarding experience and a mark of distinction.
IEEE-USA Licensure & Registration Committee: PE Examination Update
IEEE-USA's Licensure & Registration Committee provides an update on changes and adjustments NCEES has made to its licensure exams.
NCEES Fast Tracks the PE Power Exam to Computer-Based Testing
In response to COVID-19 restrictions, NCEES is fast-tracking the Electrical and Computer: Power exam's transition to computer-based testing (CBT).
COVID-19 Impacts PE and FE Examination Administration
The April 2020 paper-and-pencil administration of all PE examinations has been canceled in response to COVID-19. The FE examination is also affected.
NCEES Announces Changes to FE Examination Specifications
NCEES recently announced changes to the test specifications for the Electrical and Computer module of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
ECE-Computer Engineering PE Exam as Licensing Exam for Software Engineers
The Software Engineering PE Exam is going away. The ECE-Computer Engineering PE Exam is the appropriate exam for Software Engineers who wish to get licensed.
How to Prepare for the NCEES Exams
You've decided to take the P.E. exam, but you're starting to dread taking the test. Here are some quick tips to help you prepare for NCEES exams.
Occupational Licensure Facing Increased Scrutiny from Federal Government and Courts
The U.S. professional engineering community is watching closely as federal scrutiny of occupational licensure by the states is intensifying.