Fee Schedule

APPLICATION FEES    EXAMINATION FEES    LICENSE FEES   GEOLOGIST AND GEOPHYSICIST PROGRAM FEES    OTHER FEES

APPLICATION FEES

When you apply for licensure or certification, pay the appropriate license or certification application fee below. Fees must be submitted by check or money order made payable to "Department of Consumer Affairs". The application fee is not refundable after the Board has processed your application.

Engineer-In-Training (EIT)/Land-Surveyor-In-Training applicants (LSIT) - Effective with the October 2012 exam administration, do not submit an application fee for EIT/LSIT certification to the California Board until after you have passed the Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) exam or the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam administered by National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

California Application Fees: Fee
Licensure as a Professional Engineer: $125
Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor: $125
Authority to use the title "Structural Engineer": $125
Authority to use the title "Geotechnical Engineer": $125
Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT): $50
Certification as a Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT): $50
Retired License: $62.50

 

EXAMINATION FEES

If examinations are required for licensure, pay the appropriate exam and examination administration fees to either NCEES, Prometrics Inc., or the California Board. The state exam fee is not included in the application fee. A separate fee is required to take a state exam. If your application is not approved, state exam fees will be refunded. The application fee is not refundable. Administration fees for state exams shall be paid directly to Prometric Inc. when scheduling state exams. All national exam-related fees shall be paid directly to NCEES during the registration process.

Engineers and Land Surveyors
Depending on which exams you are taking, separate exam and exam administration fees may be necessary:

  1. When you apply for a license, include the appropriate state exam fee below with your application fee. Fees must be submitted by check or money order made payable to "Department of Consumer Affairs".
  2. If you're taking a national exam do not register and pay a separate exam fee to NCEES for required national exams until you've received a notification from the Board approving your application, register and pay a separate exam fee to NCEES for required national exams.
    - If you do not pay the NCEES fee by their deadline you will not be admitted to take the national exam.
  3. If you are applying to take a state exam, an administration fee will be charged by Prometric Inc. at the time of scheduling.

 

California State-Specific Exam Fees: Fee
Traffic Engineering: $150
Geotechnical Engineering: $150
California Civil Seismic Principles: $150
California Civil Engineering Surveying: $150
California State-Specific Land Surveying: $150

 

Exam Administration Fees: Fee
All National Exams (NCEES) Click here
All State Exams (Prometric Inc.) Click here

 

LICENSE RENEWAL FEES

Based on a quarterly renewal date the licensee will need to pay the license fee below. A license is effective for two years from the renewal date.

Renewal fees (expires between 10/1/05 - 6/30/12): Fee
Professional Engineer: $125
Professional Land Surveyor: $125
Delinquent penalty fee: $62.50

 

Renewal fees (expires on or after 7/1/12): Fee
Professional Engineer: $115
Professional Land Surveyor: $115
Delinquent penalty fee: $57.50

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Fees payable to the Board for particular services provided outside the normal fees associated with applications, exams, and licensure.

Certificate fees: Fee
Replacement Wall Certificate: $10