Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS). We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
1510 E. Watertower St. Ste 110
Meridian, ID 83642-7993

Phone: 208-373-7210
Fax: 208-373-7213

Web: Home Name search Forms

Notes: Office Hours: 7 am - 4 pm Mon-Fri.

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS) 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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Idaho Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Law:

Idaho Code § 54- 1235

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint an Idaho licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • For Idaho PCs, each of the officers, shareholders, and directors must be licensed individuals.
  • For foreign PCs, there is no license requirement for officers and shareholders, but the firm must appoint an Idaho licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint an Idaho licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • For Idaho PLLCs, each of the members and managers must be licensed individuals.
  • For foreign PLLCs, there is no license requirement for members and managers, but the firm must appoint an Idaho licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint an Idaho licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Entity Certificate of Authorization (COA) Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify an Idaho licensed individual to act as the professional in charge of the firm's engineering and/or surveying activities in Idaho.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your entity's home state showing that your entity is actively registered to file with your foreign qualification application (certificates cannot be more than 90 days old at the time of filing).
  • Ensure that your Idaho entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Idaho licensed individual to act as the professional in charge of the firm's engineering and/or surveying activities in Idaho.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer" or "land surveyor", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS).
  2. File entity formation documents online with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  3. Create an account on the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors website and submit a Certificate of Authorization Application.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Idaho. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer" or "land surveyor", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS).
  3. File foreign qualification documents online with the Idaho Secretary of State.
  4. Create an account on the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors website and submit a Certificate of Authorization Application.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually on the last day of the month that the COA was issued in.

Penalties:

Late fee of $30 per month max of $500

Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Notify the board via email or mail (accompanied by official documentation). If the legal structure of the business has changed, a new application must be filed. The company address can be changed online.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60/month late fee + $120 renewal fee (capped at $500).

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Idaho Engineer Intern Certificate

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:11/2/18

Idaho Land Surveyor Intern Certificate

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal year.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Idaho Professional Engineer License

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

A facsimile signature generated by any method will not be acceptable unless accompanied by a digital signature.

ID Stat. § 54-1215

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

(a) The seal may be a rubber stamp, crimp or electronically generated image. Whenever the seal is applied, the licensee’s signature and date shall also be included. If the signature is handwritten, it shall be adjacent to or across the seal. No further words or wording is required.

ID Stat. § 54-1215

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 without NCEES record and $80 if applying with an NCEES record.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/19/21

Idaho Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 without NCEES record and $80 if applying with an NCEES record.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's month of birth. Licensees born in even-numbered years file every even-numbered Idaho state fiscal year and licensees born in odd-numbered years file every odd-numbered Idaho state fiscal year.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

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