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The NCEES Model Law states that (as of January 1, 2020) admission to an 8-hour written examination in the principles/practice of engineering will require that an engineer intern (EI) have -- (a) a master’s degree in engineering from an institution that offers EAC/ABETaccredited programs, or the equivalent, and with a specific record of 3 years or more of progressive experience . . .

(b) a master’s degree in engineering from an EAC/M-ABET-accredited program and with a specific record of 3 years or more of progressive experience . . .

(c) a minimum of 30 additional credits from approved course providers and a specific record of 4 years or more of progressive experience . . . All 30 additional credits shall be equivalent in intellectual rigor to upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate courses offered at institutions that have a program accredited by EAC/ABET. Of the minimum required 30 additional credits, a minimum of 15 credits shall be in engineering. The remaining credits may include engineering-related science, mathematics, and/or professional practice topics such as business, communications, contract law, management, ethics, public policy, and quality control.

The Model Law defines an engineer intern (EI) as a graduate of an engineering baccalaureate or masters program accredited by the EAC/ABET, or equivalent, who has passed the fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam. NCEES includes two additional paths for individuals with doctorates.