Obtain a Credential Review by NCEES
All foreign-educated applicants (even if licensed in another state or jurisdiction) may have their education credentials reviewed by NCEES as part of their application for licensure in Illinois. Through the review process, NCEES compares the candidates college-level education against the NCEES Engineering Education Standard. This thorough review includes course descriptions, etc. from the conferring institution and takes time. The resulting report is then used by the state licensing board. The current cost for the evaluation is $400.
There are no exceptions to the Credential Evaluation requirement, even if the applicant has earned a master's or even a doctorate degree in the United States.
For comprehensive information about the NCEES Credential Evaluation, click here.
Complete English Equivalency Exam
If a candidate's foreign education was not conducted in English, the candidate must also submit proof of completion of either
For information on TOEFL Services, visit ets.org.
Continue Your Path to Licensure
Continue to follow the path of licensure, either as an PE from another state, or as a graduate without an ABET engineering degree. When submitting your application, be sure to include your Credential Evaluation and TOEFEL results as Supporting Documents.