Professional Licensure and Certifications

Professional Engineering License

New York City College of Technology's Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by ABET Inc. ABET Inc., is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in engineering and technology and is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years.

Because our program is accredited by ABET, our students are able to seek a professional engineering license sooner than other non-accredited programs. In New York State, our students can apply for and take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam after completing the associate's degree and then accumulating 3 or more years of qualifying work experience. This gives our students an Engineer In Training (EIT) certification. After our students have accumulated the additional amount of qualifying work experience, they may then apply for the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) exam. Upon passing this exam, they are fully licensed civil engineers in the State of New York.

For more information on becoming a licensed civil engineer, please go to the New York State Office of the Profession's website for Professional Engineering & Land Surveying.


NICET (the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) is a not-for-profit organization created by the National Society of Professional Engineers to serve the certification needs of the engineering technology community. If you are serious about your career in engineering technology, attaining one of NICET's technician or technologist certifications will establish your professionalism and mark you as one of the best in your field. Want to stand out to your peers? Your boss? Your customers? Advancing through the levels of NICET certification will show what you have accomplished and what you are capable of doing. Our department offers various levels of certifications. For more information on the NICET certifications offered in our department, contact the Department Chairman.

For more information on NICET, click here.


ACI offers 14 certification programs designed to form a minimum qualification for personnel employed within the concrete construction industry. Certification examinations and optional training courses are conducted through an international network of over 100 Local Sponsoring Groups. The Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering is one such group. We offer our students as well as professionals the opportunity to attain ACI Certification in Fresh Concrete. For more information, please contact the Department Chairman.

For more information on ACI certification, click here.

Academy for Construction Education and Safety Practices

The Department of Continuing Education offers an array of courses that will help you advance in your career and improve safety records within your organization. The Academy currently offers programs such as:

OSHA Training
DOT and Highway Safety
Trench Safety
Fall Protection Safety
Scaffolding Safety Training
Fire Safety and Prevention

For more information on tuition and registration for these and other programs, please call 718-552-1117.