Re-Examination Forms (Previously known as Refile Application)

If you need to retake an NCEES exam, you do not need to submit a refile application or a re-examination form to the California Board, or in any other way notify the California Board that you need to retake the NCEES examination. You must register with NCEES to retake the exam. To register with NCEES, log in to your MyNCEES account: https://account.ncees.org/login. You will need to register with NCEES once registration opens for their next administration of the examination.

If you need to retake a California state-specific exam, you will need to submit the appropriate re-examination form and exam fee(s) prior to being authorized by the Board to schedule to retake the exam(s). A separate refile application form or fee is no longer required.

  • The re-examination form must be typed or completed online and printed. Handwritten forms are not accepted.
  • If you have not already submitted your fingerprints and completed your background check, you must do this before we can complete your re-examination form. Please click HERE for further information and instructions.
  • The re-examination form must be signed in ink by hand. Electronic or digital signatures are not accepted.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the re-examination form at the earliest possible date. Re-examination forms are processed in the order received.

If you were never approved to sit for an examination, you are not eligible to use a re-examination form. You are considered a new applicant and must meet the requirements for new applicants. Please click on the following link for further information: http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/apps.shtml.