Benefits of Becoming a P.E.

What is Required?

Please see the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners home page for current registration requirements.

  • Job Opportunities – Employers want engineers who show a commitment to the future by becoming registered. Many engineering jobs require PE status.

  • Promotions – Look around - a majority of senior engineering positions are occupied by PEs. An increasing number of companies are requiring registration for advancement.

  • Consulting – Only PEs can consult in private practice and serve as expert witnesses in court.

  • Respect – PEs gain the respect of peers within the engineering community. Registered engineers also enhance their employers reputation.

  • Professionalism – Registration by a majority of engineers is essential if you are to enjoy the benefits of established professions such as medicine and law.

  • It's the Law – This is probably the most important reason. Tennessee State law reserves use of the word "engineer" for licensed professional engineers

Ordering a PE Stamp or Embosser

Upon passing the PE examination, new registrants are assigned a registration number and are given a license to practice engineering in the state of Tennessee. One of the first things a newly licensed Professional Engineer needs to do is acquire a Professional Engineer stamp and/or embosser.


TSPE will assist newly licensed engineers by having your name and registration number imprinted on a rubber seal stamp or on a pocket seal embosser for a nominal charge. The stamp and embosser may be purchased by filling out and returning the PE Stamp and Embosser Order Form.


If you are licensed in other states and need a stamp or embosser, when you complete the order form be sure to indicate which state.