How to Become a Professional Engineer (PE)
The requirements to sit for the PE exam, as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, are as follows:
- Earn a four year engineering/engineering technology degree.
- Pass the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam.
- Get four years of engineering experience.
- Pass the principles & practice of engineering (PE) exam.
- Become certified as a professional engineer!
To demonstrate your competence and responsibility, you'll need a specific record of 4 or more years of experience within 10 years preceding the application in engineering. Experience gained in obtaining a master’s degree and/or Ph.D. in engineering or in an engineering related program is equivalent to one year of qualifying experience.