Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists


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Contact Information

Physical address:
One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: (717) 783-7049
Fax: (717) 705-5540

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: ST-ENGINEER@PA.GOV

Notes: Drop-Off Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 pm (M-F)

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Pennsylvania Registration 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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Pennsylvania Engineer in Training Certificate

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 application + $85 processing fee to Pearson VUE

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Pennsylvania Engineering Firm License

Not required



Engineering Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania does not license firms, but requires that engineering companies have at least one licensed engineer on staff. Name registration is required for firms with some form of "Engineer" in the name. You must receive board approval prior to foreign qualification. You must receive board approval prior to foreign qualification.

More information: Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Law:

63 Pa. Const. Stat. § 153

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

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must have at least one Pennsylvania licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • Every shareholder must be a licensed design professional.
  • At least one shareholder is a Pennsylvania licensed engineer.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must have at least one Pennsylvania licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must have at least one Pennsylvania licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Pennsylvania Geologist in Training Certificate

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Pennsylvania Geology Firm License

Not required



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

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

Pennsylvania Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania does not license firms, but requires that land surveying companies have at least one licensed land surveyor on staff. Entities with some form of "Survey" in their name will be required to file a fictitious name registration with the board. You must also receive board approval prior to foreign qualification.

More information: Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Law:

63 Pa. Const. Stat. § 153; 15 Pa. Const. Stat. § 1303 

Pennsylvania Professional Engineer License

Agency:Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?No
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Pennsylvania does not have provisions for the use of electronic signatures.

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

A registrant may use a rubber stamp or computer image which is a facsimile of the seal, if the registrant first obtains a seal in accordance with this section.

49 PA Code § 37.58

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $50 license fee.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Pennsylvania Professional Geologist License

Agency:Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Allow Digital Signatures?No
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Pennsylvania does not have provisions for the use of electronic signatures.

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

A registrant may use a rubber stamp or computer image which is a facsimile of the seal, if the registrant first obtains a seal in accordance with this section.

49 PA Code § 37.58

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Pennsylvania Professional Land Surveyor License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 exam fee + $50 license fee.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

By September 30 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Pennsylvania Surveyor in Training Certificate

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 application + $85 processing fee to Pearson VUE

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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