Advantage of PE Licensure


  • Potential for higher salary
  • Certification of high ethical standards
  • Instills confidence in those you lead
  • Greater career opportunities, including the ability to stamp and seal designs, bid for government contracts, and perform consulting services
  • 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

Get the Facts

  • PE licensure is required to provide engineering services to the public, and may be required to form an engineering firm in certain states
  • The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), a national nonprofit organization, develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the US
  • Visit for exam details, requirements, career advantages and more
  • Then let the American Nuclear Society help you on your way to obtaining your Nuclear PE

Nuclear PE Exam Fun Facts

  • First offered in fall 1973
  • Changed to 100 percent multiple-choice format in fall 1998
  • The first computer-based test was offered in fall 2018

Committee Chair: Josh Vajda

Staff Liaison: Rick Michal

Last modified April 9, 2020, 11:23pm CDT