Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
NEW AND IMPORTANT UPDATES
- ADDED DECEMBER 1, 2022 - The materials for the December 8-9, 2022 meeting of the Board are now available.
- NOTICED NOVEMBER 21, 2022 - The Official Notice and Agenda for the December 8-9, 2022 meeting of the Board is now available.
- 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.
NOTICED NOVEMBER 1, 2022 - Geologist-in-Training (GIT) and Professional Geologist (PG) applicants applying for the Spring 2023 Exam Cycle: The Board is no longer accepting paper applications for GIT and PG applications. Spring 2023 initial GIT and PG applicants were required to submit their application to the Board by the final filing date of October 31, 2022, as posted on the Exam Schedule. Applicants who did not meet the October 31, 2022, final filing date will have their application returned to them and they will be asked to resubmit their application in BPELSG Connect (the Board’s electronic application system) after the launch of GIT and PG applications in Connect in early 2023. For additional information please view the Geology Application and Examination Information page.
- ANNOUNCED AUGUST 30, 2022 - Until further notice, the Seismic Principles Examination will continue to test on the 2019 California Building Code. Advance notice will be provided when the test is updated to the 2022 California Building Code. Please continue to check the Board website for updates on the Civil Engineering Examinations Reference List and the Seismic Principles Test Plan.
- 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.
- 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.