California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists


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Contact Information

Physical address:
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833-2944

Phone: 1-866-780-5370 or (916) 263-2222
Fax: (916) 263-2246

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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California Civil Engineer License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Fact Checked:5/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Civil Engineer

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Request

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

California Engineer-in-Training Certification (EIT)

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certification as an Engineer-in-Training

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



California Engineering Geologist Certification

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Geologist or Geophysicist

Agency Fee:

$250 application fee + $100 examination fee.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$67.50

Due:

Biennially by the end of the certificate holder's birth month.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

California Geologist-in-Training Certification

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Fact Checked:8/20/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certification as a Geologist-in-Training (GIT)

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



The certificate shall become invalid when the holder has qualified as a professional geologist.

California Geology Firm License

Not required



Geoscience Firm licensure is not required on the State level in California.

More information: California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists

California Geotechnical Engineer License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Geotechnical Engineer

Agency Fee:

$275

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Request

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

California Hydrogeologist Certification

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Fact Checked:8/20/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Geologist or Geophysicist

Agency Fee:

$250 application fee + $100 examination fee.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$67.50

Due:

Biennially by the end of the certificate holder's birth month.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

California Land Surveyor-in-Training Certification (LSIT)

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



California Organization Record

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Law:

California Business and Professions Code § 1638 

Ownership Requirements:

An owner, partner, or officer must be a licensed engineer.

Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Organization Record Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

California does not issue a firm license for engineering, but firms are typically required to register and submit additional documentation. Separate forms are used for domestic and foreign firms.

How to Apply:

In California, entity registration with the Secretary of State and an Organizational Record Form with the Board for Engineers can be applied for concurrently.

Fact Checked:5/28/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registrations do not expire, but firms must notify the board when entity information changes.

California Professional Engineer License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Professional Engineer

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

California Professional Geologist License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Geologist or Geophysicist

Agency Fee:

$250 application fee + exam fees.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

California Professional Geophysicist License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically...Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 3008

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Geologist or Geophysicist

Agency Fee:

$250 application fee + $100 examination fee.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$270

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:5/21/21

California Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

California Structural Engineer License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Structural Engineer

Agency Fee:

$125

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Request

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

California Traffic Engineer License

Agency:California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The seal shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink representation, a permanent impression, or an electronically-generated representation on the documents. The signature may be applied to the documents electronically....Each licensee shall include the date of signing and sealing immediately below or next to the signature and seal.

16 CCR § 411

Fact Checked:5/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License as a Traffic Engineer

Agency Fee:

$275

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Request

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Biennially by the end of the assigned quarterly renewal period.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

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