STEPS TO OBTAIN ILLINOIS S.E. LICENSE
1 Qualify for Examination
Before you can apply to take the Illinois SE Exam, you must qualify by providing documentation of your education and work experience. You must also pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (you may take the SE and FE at the same time). After your application for qualification is approved, you will be allowed to apply to take the examination.
2 Apply for Examination
Next, you need to complete an application to take the SE Exam and submit it to IDFPR. The application requires you submit your education transcripts and a verification of employment. The SE exam consists of 2 8-hour exams, which must both be passed to receive your SE license. Scoring is Pass/Fail and you will not know your score.
3 Renew License
Every 2 years, following the receipt of your license, you must complete 30 hours of Continuing Education credits. You are not required to submit documentation of completion unless you are audited, but audits can be requested at random. See the opportunities above for more information on continuing education events.
For more information on taking the SE Exam, go to IDFPR, NCEES, and Continental Testing Services.
Download the SE Examination/License Application
HOW TO GET CE CREDITS
- Workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.
- Teaching or presenting
- Accredited (college or university) coursework
- 1 hr = 1 CE credit hour
- 2 CE credit hours per committee
- 1 hr taught = 3 CE credit hours
- 1 credit hour = 15 CE credit hours
Review the Illinois General Assembly administrative code for continuing education requirements.