Comity


Important Notice!

In accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. §§4-108 through 4-114, all exam and license applicants in the state of Nebraska must attest to their legal presence in the United States prior to their completion of the application process. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens will be required to provide the Board office with proof of immigration status such as a copy of permanent resident card, work visa or other immigration documentation. At a minimum, this documentation must include the applicant’s name, alien number and date of birth. In some cases, a I-94 and/or SEVIS number will also be required.

Information provided by the applicant will be used to verify his/her status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through the Department of Homeland Security. Applicants will be notified if additional information is required or if immigration status cannot be verified. Exam and license applications will not be directed to the Board for review until the above criteria has been satisfied.

Licensure by Comity

Applies to applicants licensed in another state. Applicants must meet current requirements for licensure in Nebraska including:

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program; and
  • Four years of engineering experience between graduation and the successful completion of the PPE exam

Licensure by Experience

Applies to applicants with a minimum of fifteen years of licensed engineering work experience in another state.

NCEES MLE Record Holders

Please make a request to NCEES to have your record transmitted directly to the Nebraska Board before submitting your application to the Board.

A Model Law Engineer (MLE) refers to a person who holds a MLE NCEES Record designating they have met the following criteria:

  • A graduate of an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET);
  • Passed the 8-hour NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam;
  • Passed the 8-hour NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam (a 16-hour exam is required for Structural Engineering);
  • Completed four years of acceptable engineering experience after confirmation of an accredited engineering program; and
  • Has a record clear of disciplinary action

Board staff may review and evaluate the applications of all comity applicants to determine if they meet the Model Law criteria and requirements of the Nebraska Board.

Final Requirements for Licensure

A short law examination covering the Engineers and Architects Regulation Act must be successfully completed before a license number will be issued. The examination will be faxed or mailed to you upon receipt of the application.

Degree Evaluation Service for Engineers (NCEES)

Non-ABET engineering degree applicants must have their education evaluated by NCEES' Credentials Evaluations to determine if the applicant meets NCEES Education Standard. Any deficiencies identified by NCEES must be removed before receiving approval from the Board.

Temporary Permits

Professional engineers licensed in another state may also apply for a temporary permit to provide services for no more than one project, not to exceed one year. For more details, visit our Temporary Permits page.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using FedEX or UPS to send us your application, please use the street address in the footer of this website.


STREET ADDRESS - 215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 400, Lincoln, NE 68508
MAILING ADDRESS - P.O. Box 95165, Lincoln, NE 68509-5165
Phone: 402.471.2021
Fax: 402.471.0787