West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers


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Contact Information

Physical address:
300 Capitol Street - Suite 910
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: (304) 558-3554
Fax: (304) 558-6232

Web: Home Name search
Email: info@wvpebd.org

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers 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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West Virginia Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

Agency:West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Law:

WV Code § 30-13-17

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a West Virginia licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm in West Virginia.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a West Virginia licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm in West Virginia.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members must be licensed in a professional service performed by the PLLC.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a West Virginia licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm in West Virginia.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in West Virginia for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form:

Engineering Authorized Company Application

Agency Fee:

$0 for Sole Proprietorship, $100 for firms with 3 or fewer PEs, or $150 for firms with more than 3 PEs. 

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a West Virginia licensed engineer to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities in West Virginia.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a West Virginia licensed engineer to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities in West Virginia.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate must dated within the same tax year as the date of filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File an Engineering Authorized Company Application with the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors for approval.
  2. After board approval, file the approved Authorized Company Application and entity formation documents with the West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division. Certain entitity types may also need to submit a Verification of Eligibility for Professional Business Organizations form.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File an Engineering Authorized Company Application with the Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors for approval.
  2. After board approval, file the approved verification of eligibility and foreign qualification documents with the West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division. Certain entitity types may also need to submit a Verification of Eligibility for Professional Business Organizations form.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in West Virginia and need to renew their license.

Form:Forms are sent in the mail.
Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0 for Sole Proprietorship, $100 for firms with 3 or fewer PE's, or $600 for firms with more than 3

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Required Attachments:
  • List of officers of the firm including addresses and license numbers
  • List of licensees employed by the firm
  • List of branch office locations
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment
Name Change or Engineer-in-Charge Change

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Amendment)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Use this form to report a change in your company name or change in engineer in charge.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Amendment
Address Change

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Firms can report a change in their address online.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Form

Agency Fee:

$0 for Sole Proprietor with no employees; $300 for Firm with 3 or fewer PE's; $900 for Firm with 4 or more PE's

Fact Checked:11/5/19

West Virginia Engineering Intern Certification

Agency:West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer Intern Certification Application Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



West Virginia Professional Engineer License

Agency:West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The Board authorizes the electronic reproduction of a seal when the resulting facsimile meets the specifications of this rule. The registrant is repsonsible for the improper use of the seal on work not prepared either by the registrant or under his or her direct supervision.

CSR-WV § 7-1-11

Fact Checked:5/14/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Engineer Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$80

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/20/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/20/21

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