Agency contact information:
Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), Minnesota Board of
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-2388 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
(651) 297-5310 (fax)
Contact Info: Margaret Koele
The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) licenses and regulates the practice of architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and use of title for certified interior design.
Minn. Stats. 326
You must apply to the AELSLAGID Board and have your application approved BEFORE you apply to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to take the FE or PE exam. You will not be allowed to register with NCEES unless you have a current, approved application on file in the AELSLAGID Board office.
NCEES Examinees: To order preparation materials go to the NCEES website or call (864) 654-6824 or (800) 250-3196.
The Structural Design Standards list for the Civil and Structural Principles and Practice of Engineering examinations are available on the NCEES website.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Application
Professional Engineer by Exam Application
Professional Engineer by Comity Application
Application forms are available on the Board website at
Applications for Examination, Licensure and Certification.
Renew your license for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014
See the Board website at Engineering.
License Fee - $120
COMITY License Application Fee - $100
Education, Examination, Long Experience. Licensure Application Fee - $75
EXAM Licensure Application Fee - $75
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) PE exam costs*
*Contact NCEES at (800) 250-3196 toll-free for current exam cost.
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance:
Two years, period ending June 30 of each even-numbered year.
Length of Determination Process:
Other Pertinent Information:
See Minn. Stat. § 326.02-.15.
The PE exam is administered by NCEES.