Hello RedstripeCE, I am from a different field and with a bachelor's from a different country. When I applied at NJ, I was 8 months short from my 4 years of work experience in . But I think due to my MS degree, they waived those 8 months. I made sure I included all minute details on "design/ engineering" related work experience. Anything that I could remember and find on my workstation was in that application. Even if that means you have to explain the basics like developing design documents, flowcharts, preparing drawings in A.CAD, be very specific. All US experience has to be under licensed PEs. Do not limit your description. Keep the words flowing. It is rather beneficial to include repetitive description (on different projects) rather than falling short. I made sure to include my work experience from outside US too, although it is not acceptable. Just to give an idea of all the engineering work I have done so far. Your PE recommendations should be strong enough. Try to get great recos. It helped. My application was approved in the first go. My friend who worked in the same company and had same qualifications as I, and probably a year of added work experience got rejected at NJ. They mentioned "lack of design exp" as the reason. I think it all depends on how well you describe.