Petroleum Engineering Certification

SPE's Petroleum Engineering Certification program provides you with the opportunity to obtain an international credential recognizing your petroleum engineering knowledge.

You can prepare for your certification exam with optional review courses. The review course is offered online and onsite through SPE’s training course program.

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Step 1. Apply online


  • An undergraduate engineering degree in petroleum engineering or related science.
  • At least 4 years of experience and training in engineering.
  • Professional membership in good standing with the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Application fee is USD 250.

Step 2. Certification Options

Computer-Based Testing+

Annual Renewal

Renew your SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification.

You are responsible for renewing your SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification annually. Should your membership type change from professional to student or your company email address changes, please contact the Certification department at

Annual Renewal: USD 40

Professional Development and Education Requirement

SPE requires that you participate in 16 hours of continued professional development and education each year. This could consist of courses, workshops, attendance at conferences, online learning, and society activities. To meet this requirement, just maintain a record or diary of continuing education experiences for possible random review for compliance.

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