New Process for Applying for Licensure as a Professional Engineer:

Do not submit your application for licensure until after you have passed the NCEES Principles & Practice (P&P) exam in the desired discipline.

Once you have passed the appropriate NCEES P&P exam and have the required qualifying experience, then submit your application for licensure to the Board.

There is no final filing date. Applications can be submitted and will be accepted on a continuous basis.

You must allow a minimum of 60 days from when you submit your application before you contact the Board to ask about the status of your application. If you have not received any communication from the Board after the initial 60-day period, you may contact the Board's Licensing Unit at (916) 263-2222 or via email:


Do not contact the Board to verify receipt of your application. If you wish to have proof that your application was received, you need to use a delivery method that provides tracking and delivery confirmation.

Click HERE for application instructions and forms.