Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
NEW AND IMPORTANT UPDATES
- ADDED MARCH 26, 2021 - The materials for the April 1-2, 2021 meeting of the Board are now available.
- NOTICED MARCH 19, 2021 - The Official Notice and Agenda for the April 1-2, 2021 meeting of the Board is now available.
- POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021 - The 2021 Professional Engineers Act, Professional Land Surveyors' Act, and Geologist and Geophysicist Act, and the related rules and regulations are now available.
- POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021 - The Board is proposing to repeal Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 443 and 444 relating to exam appeals. Further information can be found on our Rulemaking Page.
- ANNOUNCED JANUARY 26, 2021 - The Board office reopened to the general public on February 1, 2021. We strongly encourage everyone to continue utilizing our online resources for applications, examination information, license renewals, complaint submission, license verification, contacting Board staff via email, and viewing the latest Board news. More information about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention and the Stay-At-Home orders is available at https://covid19.ca.gov.
ANNOUNCED JANUARY 20, 2021 – NEW Release to BPELSG Connect. The Board is excited to introduce the second phase of its new application and licensing portal designed to promote effective connection between the Board and its applicants and license holders. License renewals are now available for all eligible licenses plus refinements to the current EIT/LSIT application processes. Please visit the License Renewal Information page to complete a renewal, or the EIT/LSIT Certification Information and Application page to submit an application.
- 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.
- Refugees pursuant to section 1157 of title 8 of the United States Code;
- 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,
- 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.
- ANNOUNCED DECEMBER 22, 2020 - Due to a regulatory action approved by the Office of Administrative Law on November 18, 2020, the fees that applicants and licensees pay to the Board will change, effective January 1, 2021. Please click on FEE CHANGES for further information.
- FRAUD SCAM ALERT DECEMBER 20, 2019 - 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.