FAQs on How to Apply for a License

FAQs regarding Engineering Certification/Licensure Requirements

How do I obtain an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) certificate?

How do I obtain a license as a Professional Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Control System, Electrical, Fire Protection, Industrial, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Nuclear, Petroleum, or Traffic Engineer?

How do I obtain a license as a Geotechnical (Soil or Soils) Engineer?

How do I obtain a license as a Structural Engineer?

How do I obtain a license as a Professional Land Surveyor?

How do I appeal the denial of my application for a certificate or license?

  • If your application for a certificate or license is denied, you will be notified by letter. The letter will provide you with the specific reasons why your application has been denied. You have the right to appeal the denial of your application by requesting a Statement of Issues hearing, pursuant to the California Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code section 11370, et seq.). You must submit a written request for such a hearing within 60 days of the date of the letter advising you that your application has been denied, pursuant to Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 429(e). Upon receipt of your written request for such a hearing, the matter will be forwarded to the Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General, which serves as the Board's in these matters. You would then be contacted by the Office of the Attorney General regarding the hearing. At the hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses to prove that your application for a certificate or license should not be denied.