Changes to Laws Regarding Inclusion of Expiration Date on Engineering and Land Surveying Documents

Assembly Bill 645, which is effective on January 1, 2010, amends Sections 6735, 6735.3, 6735.4, 6764, 8750, 8761, and 8764.5 of the Business and Professions Code so that Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors are no longer required to include the expiration date of the licenses when they sign and seal their engineering and land surveying documents nor are they required to include the expiration date in their stamp or seal.

Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors may still choose to include their expiration dates if they wish; however, they are no longer required by the laws to do so.

The 2010 versions of the Professional Engineers Act and the Professional Land Surveyors' Act, which are available on this website, have been updated to reflect these changes.