Advantage of PE Licensure


  • For those considering a career in education, many states have been increasingly requiring that those individuals teaching engineering must be licensed. In the future, those in education, as well as industry and government, may need to be licensed to practice. Also, licensure prepares educators to mentor students for their future in engineering.
  • Licensure for engineers in government has become increasingly significant. Many federal, state, and municipal agencies require that certain governmental engineering positions, particularly those considered higher level and responsible positions, be filled only by licensed professional engineers.
  • Greater career opportunities. Only a licensed engineer may prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients.
  • Potential for a higher salary
  • Validation of high ethical standards
  • Instills confidence in those you lead
  • Learn why some members of ANS have chosen to pursue professional licensure as an important step in their career. Check out our "What Motivated Me" page to see what motivates nuclear engineers to become licensed professional engineers.

Pathway to PE Licensure

Committee Chair:
Joshua Vajda
Staff Liaison:
Janice Lindegard

Last modified February 27, 2023, 11:02am CST