South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors


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We are a service company that can help you file with the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. 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:
Synergy Business Park - Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210

Mailing address:
PO Box 11419
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone: (803) 896-4422

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: Contact.ENGLS@llr.sc.gov

Notes: Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors 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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South Carolina Certification of Authorization (Engineering and/or Land Surveying)

Agency:South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Law:

S.C. Code § 40-22-250

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least one or more of the corporate officers, one or more of the principal owners, or a full-time licensed employee must be designated as being responsible for the professional services performed by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders, at least 1/2 of the directors, and all of the officers (excluding the secretary and treasurer) must be licensed a in professional service performed by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one or more of the principal owners or a full-time licensed employee must be designated as being responsible for the professional services performed by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • At least one or more of the principal owners or a full-time licensed employee must be designated as being responsible for the professional services performed by the firm.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Qualified Individual
    • A professional engineer must supervise the engineering activities of each branch office and a professional surveyor must supervise the surveying activities of each branch office. The resident professional engineer or resident professional surveyor is considered in residence in only one place of business at a given time.
    • The resident professional engineer spends a majority of each normal workday in the principal or branch office.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a South Carolina licensed engineer and/or surveyor, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in South Carolina.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a South Carolina licensed engineer and/or surveyor, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in South Carolina.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 30 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings.
  2. File a Certificate of Authorization Application with the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings.
  2. File a Certificate of Authorization Application and the secretary of state issued foreign qualification certificate with the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

By March 31 of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • List of branch office locations
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

Amended Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

COA Reinstatement Application

Agency Fee:

$115

Fact Checked:11/5/19

South Carolina Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



South Carolina Professional Engineer License

Agency:South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Electronic signatures are acceptable between parties who agree to conduct transactions by electronic means.

Frequently Asked Questions

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Rubber stamps or computer generated seals, identical in size, design and content with the approved impression seals may be used by the registrant where the use of an impression seal is not specifically required.

South Carolina Code of Regulations Ch. 49-207

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Form:

PE Application by Exam

Agency Fee:

$65

Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$85

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

South Carolina Professional Surveyor License

Agency:South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Form:

LS Application Tier A by Exam

Agency Fee:

$65

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$85

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

South Carolina Surveyor-in-Training Certification

Agency:South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) Certification

Agency Fee:

$0

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:6/3/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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