Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists


  • UPDATED MARCH 24, 2023 - Geologist-in-Training (GIT) and Professional Geologist (PG) applicants applying for the Fall 2023 Exam Cycle: The Board is no longer accepting GIT and PG paper applications.  Applicants who intend on filing for Fall 2023 will be required to submit their initial application or exam request (to retake the Professional Geologist California Specific Exam; exam requests are not required for applicants retaking an ASBOG exam) in BPELSG Connect (the Board’s electronic application system).  It is anticipated that GIT and PG applications will launch in BPELSG Connect in early to mid-April 2023.  Please continue to recheck the Board’s website for updates.
  • UPDATED FEBRUARY 22, 2023 – The Civil Seismic Principles Exam will continue to test on the 2019 California Building Code for the remainder of 2023.  The 2022 California Building Code will be implemented on the 2024 Civil Seismic Principles Exam.  In addition, new test plans for the Civil Engineering Surveying and Civil Seismic Principles exams will be implemented on January 1, 2024.  The current  Civil Engineering Examinations Reference ListCivil Engineering Surveying Test Plan, and Civil Seismic Principles Test Plan are available on the Board’s website.
  • ADDED FEBRUARY 21, 2023 - The Fall/Winter Board Bulletin is now available.
  • ADDED JANUARY 26, 2023 - The meeting materials for the February 2-3, 2023 meeting of the Board are now available.
  • NOTICED JANUARY 19, 2023 - The Official Notice and Agenda for the February 2-3, 2023 meeting of the Board is now available.
  • ADDED JANUARY 11, 2023 - Effective January 1, 2023, applicants and licensees are required to provide the Board with a valid email address (if they have one) and to notify the Board within 30 days of any change of their email address. Click here for more information about this new requirement and how to notify the Board of your email address.
  • ADDED JANUARY 11, 2023 - The 2023 Professional Engineers Act, the Geologist & Geophysicist Act, and the Professional Land Surveyors' Act, and their associated regulations, are now available.
  • UPDATED JANUARY 11, 2023 - NCEES is still seeking licensed mechanical engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study (PAKS) for the PE Mechanical exams. The results of this online survey will be used to update the content of the PE exam which is used throughout the United States. The survey can be completed in 20–40 minutes. Click HERE to access the online survey. The survey will be open until March 15, 2023. 
  • NOTICED NOVEMBER 10, 2022 - The Office of Administrative Law has approved the ASBOG Examination Fees, Abandoned Applications, Postponements, and Examinations for notice of publication for a 45-day comment period. Written comments relevant to the action proposed, including those sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to the addresses listed under “Contact Person” in the Notice, must be received by the Board at its office no later than Tuesday, December 27, 2022, or must be received by the Board at the hearing, should one be scheduled. Please visit the Board's Rulemaking page for further information.
  • ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 22, 2022 - The Board is currently experiencing an unanticipated high volume of new applications submitted.  Board staff is diligently working to process all applications as expeditiously as possible.  To check the status of your application, login to your Connect account and view the status on your dashboard.  See the status definitions for additional information.  If your application is in a deficient status, you need to resolve the deficiency as soon as possible to prevent delays in the processing of your application.
  • UPDATED JULY 8, 2021 - FRAUD SCAM ALERT - The Board and the Department of Consumer Affairs have been made aware of a fraud scam targeting licensees. Read the Department's Fraud Scam Alert for more information about the scam and tips on how to avoid and report fraud scams.
  • ANNOUNCED JANUARY 6, 2021 - Expedited Licensure for Refugees, Asylees, and Holders of Special Immigrant Visas. Starting January 1, 2021, individuals in the following categories who apply for licensure by the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists may seek an expedited licensure process.
    1. Refugees pursuant to section 1157 of title 8 of the United States Code;
    2. Those granted asylum by the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General of the United States pursuant to section 1158 of title 8 of the United States Code; or,
    3. Individuals with a special immigrant visa that have been granted a status pursuant to section 1244 of Public Law 110-181, Public Law 109-163, or section 602(b) of title VI of division F of Public Law 111-8.

    In order to receive the expedited licensure process, individuals must provide documentation of their refugee, asylee, or special immigrant visa status when submitting their application package. Please note that this does not mean a license or certification must be issued, but simply that the process will be expedited. Click here for information and documentation examples.

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