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.

Once your application is approved you will need to login to BPELSG Connect to pay for and request to take the state-specific exams.  You will have a choice between taking the exams in one of two quarters (see the chart below to see the dates that comprise each quarter).  After your request is approved, you will receive an Authorization to Test notice via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exam(s). 

If you submitted a paper application prior to the launch of BPELSG Connect, you may contact the Board’s Licensing Unit at (916) 999-3600 or BPELSG.Evaluator1@dca.ca.gov if you have not received any communication from the Board 60 days after submitting your application. Do not contact the Board within the initial 60-day period to ask about the status of your application.

Professional Engineer Application Page

 

State-Specific Civil Exam Testing Quarters
January 1 – March 31
(Quarter 1)
April 1 – June 30
(Quarter 2)
July 1 – September 30
(Quarter 3)
October 1 – December 31
(Quarter 4)

 

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 submit a Re-Exam Application and pay the exam fee(s) prior to being authorized by the Board to schedule to retake the exam(s).  Visit the Re-Exam Application page for details.  There is no final filing date.  Follow all instructions in BPELSG Connect to complete the application and make a payment.  You will have a choice between one of two testing quarters (see the chart below to see the dates that comprise each quarter).  After your application is approved, you will receive an Authorization to Test notice via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exam(s). 

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

State-Specific Civil Exam Testing Quarters
January 1 – March 31
(Quarter 1)
April 1 – June 30
(Quarter 2)
July 1 – September 30
(Quarter 3)
October 1 – December 31
(Quarter 4)