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Can I get a Professional Engineering License (PE) in a different field than my E.I.T?
I am going to be pursuing my Professional Engineering License soon. I have my Engineer In Training certification in Environmental Engineering. I really want to be a PE in Civil Engineering. Looking at the options on the NCEES website, I would like to pursue Civil: Water Resources and Environmental. Am i able to get my PE in something different than my EIT? Or would I have to get another EIT in Civil and work another 2 years?
- C BLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
You may want to confirm with your state's board for professional engineers. The EIT is common for all disciplines. You can pursue registration as a civil engineer. Please note that in many states, the PE for environmental engineering is the civil PE. Also note that the exam may include separate exams for surveying and lateral force design.