How to Renew Your Professional Engineer License


The deadline to renew your New Jersey Professional Engineer (PE) license is approaching! April 30, 2018 is the deadline, so renew your license by following the steps below. Maintaining your PE status means you have opportunities to advance professionally and personally. Through free web seminars, continuing education courses, and a large community of engineers, you can continually improve upon your skills and build your personal network. Don’t let these opportunities slip by!

To renew your license, carefully follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Renew an Existing License Online”.
  3. Find your profession and choose your license type from the list.
  4. Read the renewal information and choose the link that applies to you.
    1. If you have already registered and have a user ID and password, click “Already Registered” to begin your renewal (and disregard steps five through seven).
    2. If you have not previously created a user ID and password, click on “I Have NOT Registered” and continue to step five.
  5. Enter your license number and registration code in the “Renewal Letter Registration” section and click the “Search” button (Do not enter information into the “Other Registration” section or use codes on letters from previous renewals, as these will no longer work).
  6. Verify the data that appears and create your personal user ID and password. Click the “Register” button to complete the registration process.
  7. Log in using your newly created personal user ID and password to begin your renewal.

Keep in mind that all renewals must be completed online. Paper renewals will not be available or accepted.

Additionally, if you’re not sure if your license needs to be renewed, you can check the renewal status by logging into the NSPE website. Click on the “My Account” link located at the top right of the webpage. If it’s time for you to renew, you’ll see a “Renew Now” button on your account page.

The deadline to renew NJ PE licenses is April 30, 2018. Once you have renewed your New Jersey engineering society license, it’s important to maintain it by meeting your requirements. In the State of New Jersey, professional engineers are required to complete 24 professional development hours (PDH). At least two must be in professional practice ethics. For continuing education, there are many options for meeting your requirements. Options include, but are not limited to: web seminars, independent studies, and conferences and events. For more information on PDH opportunities, check out our blog.  

If you’re struggling to meet your PDH requirements, don’t worry! Coming up on April 23, NJSPE is offering 6.5 PDH credits for professional engineers in New Jersey, and 4.5 PDH for New York, Pennsylvania, and other states that accept New Jersey or NJSPE accredited programs. Space is limited so register early to ensure a seat! Register here:

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