Applying for Licensure as a Civil Engineer

NEW APPLICANTS
Do not submit your application for licensure until after you have passed the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE-Civil) exam and confirmed that you meet the  qualifying experience requirements.

Once you have passed the NCEES PE-Civil exam and have the required qualifying experience, submit your application for licensure using the online BPELSG Connect  portal.  For additional information view Use BPELSG Connect to Complete and Submit a Professional Engineer (PE) Application .

The state-specific Civil Seismic Principles and Civil Engineering Surveying exams are offered on a continuous quarterly basis.  There is no final filing date. Applications can be submitted and will be accepted on a continuous basis.

Once you submit your application through BPELSG Connect , you will be able to login to your user profile to monitor the status of the application review, address any deficiencies, and communicate with Board staff.

Do not contact the Board for status updates; login to your Connect account and refer to your dashboard for status updates. The statuses are as follows:

  • Under Review-The application has been received by the Board and is pending review by licensing evaluator staff.
  • Technical Review-The application has been forwarded to the Senior Registrar and is pending technical review.
  • Deficiency-Board staff has determined that the application is missing required information.  Check the email from Board staff to resolve the deficiency.
  • Exam Eligible-The applicant is eligible to take the Laws and Rules exam and/or the applicable state-specific exam.  Check under the “Action” column for clarification.
  • Final Review-The application is pending final review prior to licensure/certification.
  • Approved-The application is approved for licensure/certification.

Once your application is exam eligible you will need to login to BPELSG Connect to pay for and request to take the state-specific exams.  You will have the choice to take the exams in one of two quarters following the quarter in which you make the exam requests and pay your exam fees in Connect; however, you will not be able to take the exams in the same quarter that you make the exam requests and pay your exam fees in Connect.  For example, if you make your exam requests and pay your exam fees in Quarter 1, you will be able to schedule your state-specific exams in Quarter 2 or Quarter 3, but not in Quarter 1.  See the chart below for details.  Once you have paid for an exam and selected a quarter, your eligibility is only valid for the quarter that you selected.     

After payment, you will receive Authorization to Test (ATT) notices via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exams with Prometric.  Contact the Board if you do not receive your ATTs after payment is made.  If is recommended that you schedule your exams as soon as you receive the Authorization to Test notices to increase your chances of obtaining your preferred testing location and times.

Candidates will receive their exam results via email the month following the month in which they took the exams.  The results are typically released by mid-month.  For example, candidates that took the exams in January will receive their results by mid-February.  Do not contact the Board regarding the anticipated release date, as there are several factors that can affect the release of the exam results, and an exact date cannot be provided to candidates. 

 

Professional Engineer Application Page

If you request and pay for your exam(s) in Connect: You will be eligible to take the state-specific exam(s):
January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1) April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2) OR July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3)
April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2) July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3) OR October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4)
July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3) October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4) OR January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1)
October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4) January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1) OR April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2)

 

RE-TAKING THE STATE-SPECIFIC EXAMS
If you need to retake the state-specific Civil Seismic Principles and/or Civil Engineering Surveying exams, you must use the online BPELSG Connect  portal to request an exam and pay the exam fees prior to being authorized by the Board to schedule to retake the exam(s).  Visit the Re-Exam Information page for details .  There is no final filing date.  Follow all instructions in BPELSG Connect to complete the request and make a payment. 

You will have the choice to take the exam(s) in one of two quarters following the quarter in which you make the exam request(s) and pay your exam fees in Connect; however, you will not be able to take the exam(s) in the same quarter that you make the exam request(s) and pay your exam fees in Connect.  For example, if you make your exam request(s) and pay your exam fees in Quarter 1, you will be able to schedule your state-specific exam(s) in Quarter 2 or Quarter 3, but not in Quarter 1.  See the chart below for details.  Once you have paid for an exam and selected a quarter, your eligibility is only valid for the quarter that you selected.    

After payment, you will receive Authorization to Test (ATT) notice(s) via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exam(s) with Prometric.  Contact the Board if you do not receive your ATT(s) after payment is made. 

Candidates will receive their exam results via email the month following the month in which they took the exam.  The results are typically released by mid-month.  For example, candidates that took the exam(s) in January will receive their results by mid-February.  Do not contact the Board regarding the anticipated release date, as there are several factors that can affect the release of the exam results, and an exact date cannot be provided to candidates. 

You are encouraged to request an exam as soon as you receive your exam results indicating a failed result, but please be aware that you will not be able to submit an exam request until after you have received your exam results. 

If you request and pay for your exam(s) in Connect: You will be eligible to take the state-specific exam(s):
January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1) April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2) OR July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3)
April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2) July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3) OR October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4)
July 1 – September 30 (Quarter 3) October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4) OR January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1)
October 1 – December 31(Quarter 4) January 1 – March 31 (Quarter 1) OR April 1 – June 30 (Quarter 2)