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DOCUMENTATION FOR NON-ACCREDITED AND FOREIGN DEGREES

The following additional documentation is required from applicants who graduated from non-accredited or foreign degree programs:

1.  TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)
Applicants for a professional engineer license must speak and write the English language.  Proficiency in English may be evidenced by possession of an accredited Bachelor's degree [as defined by 133.21(c)] taught exclusively in English, or passage of the TOEFL.  This is not required for the Engineer in Training Certification. The TOEFL representative is:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P. O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
www.ets.org

The TOEFL code for this agency is 9653. Applicants requesting a waiver from the TOEFL requirement must submit a written request and supporting reasoning to the Executive Director.  A waiver from the TOEFL requirement may be granted by the Executive Director upon receipt of one of the following:
a)  a letter from the applicant's employer which verifies the applicant's proficiency in the written and oral communication of the English language; or
b)  transcripts which verify six full-time semesters (6 credit hours per semester) toward an advanced engineering degree in the United States.

2.    DEGREE EVALUATION

Applicants possessing degrees from non-accredited programs must furnish, at their own expense, a detailed evaluation of course work completed.  The degree evaluation must include an "Equivalency Transcript" (a detailed evaluation of coursework with grades) and be sent directly to the Board office by the evaluation service.  If an NCEES Record is desired, applicants must use the organization's Credentials Evaluations service. Refer to the following NCEES News Release. The foreign degree evaluation services approved by the Board are:

Foreign Educational Credential Evaluators:

NCEES Credentials Evaluations
P.O. Box 1686
Clemson, SC 29633
1- 800-250-3196 or 864-654-6824
FAX: 864-654-6033
Web Site: http://www.ncees.org/credentials_evaluations.php

Foreign Credentials Service of America
Dr. William Paver
1910 Justin Lane, Austin, Texas 78757-2411
512-459-8428
FAX: 512-459-4565
Web Site: www.fcsa.biz
e-mail: info@fcsa.biz or paver@mail.utexas.edu

SpanTran Evaluation Services, Inc.
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
713-266-8805
FAX 713-789-6022
Web Site: www.spantran.com
E-mail: inquiries@spantran.com

Josef Silny and Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33171
Tel: 305-273-1616
Fax: 305-273-1338 / Translation Fax: 305-273-1984
Web Site: www.jsilny.com
E-mail: info@jsilny.com

Educated Choices, LLC
127 Inwood Ave.
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973-746-6512
FAX 973-746-6597
Web Site: www.educatedchoices.com
E-mail: info@educatedchoices.com

Applicants requesting a waiver from evaluation of a degree must submit a written request and supporting reasoning to the Executive Director. See rule 133.33(b).

3.ENGLISH TRANSLATION
All documents supporting an application which are written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

4. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
Per Board Rule 133.33(a), the applicant must have the school furnish an official transcript directly to the TBPE.

 

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