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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 10. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
Chapter 20. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects Regulations
1/19/2020

18VAC10-20-210. Requirements for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (Pe) Exam.

In order to be approved to sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam, applicants shall satisfy one of the subsections (A through F) within this section. Applicants shall:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EIT REQUIRED?

NUMBER OF REQUIRED YEARS OF QUALIFYING ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

A. Have graduated from an approved engineering curriculum.

YES

4

B. Dual degree holders.

1. Have graduated from an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum; and

2. Have graduated from a doctorate engineering curriculum that is ABET accredited at the undergraduate level.

NO

4

C. Have graduated from a nonapproved engineering curriculum of four years or more, a related science curriculum, or an approved engineering technology curriculum.

YES

6

D. Have graduated from a nonapproved engineering technology curriculum of four years or more.

YES

10

E. Have obtained, by documented academic coursework, the equivalent of education that meets that requirements of ABET accreditation for the baccalaureate engineering technology curricula. Whether an education is considered to be equivalent shall be determined by the judgment of the board.

YES

10

F. Have graduated from an engineering, engineering technology, or related science curriculum of four years or more.

NO

20

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-404 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR130-01-2 § 4.6, eff. October 18, 1985; amended, Volume 04, Issue 08, eff. March 1, 1988; Volume 06, Issue 20, eff. September 1, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 14, eff. May 8, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. May 19, 1994; Volume 13, Issue 23, eff. October 1, 1997; Volume 16, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 07, eff. March 1, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 01, eff. February 1, 2007; Volume 32, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2016.

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