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Oklahoma Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Oklahoma.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Oklahoma for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Oklahoma Engineering Company Licenses

Oklahoma Certificate of Authorization for Engineering and/or Land Surveying

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Law:

OK Stat. § 59-475.21

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

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the officers, directors, principals, or shareholders must be an Oklahoma licensed professional.

Professional Corporations:

  • All incorporators and shareholders must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the members must be an Oklahoma licensed professional.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • At least 1/2 of the partners must be Oklahoma licensed professionals.

Professional Limited Partnerships:

  • All partners must be licensed in a professional service provided by the firm.

Note: A licensee who is a full-time employee of a firm and holds a position of recognized authority within the firm, but does
not hold one of the above stated titles may request Board approval to be named the Managing Agent by submitting a
letter to the Board on firm letterhead signed by a person within the firm holding one of the above stated titles,
describing the circumstances surrounding the request and the extent of authority this employee holds regarding
engineering decisions.

Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency Fee:

$200 for domestic $250 for foreign

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Oklahoma licensed engineer to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Oklahoma.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Ensure that your Oklahoma entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify an Oklahoma licensed architect to act as the individual in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Oklahoma.
  • 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 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
    Obtain a copy of your home state entity formation documents to submit with the license application.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer" or "surveyor", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department.
  3. File a Certificate of Authorization Application with the Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Oklahoma. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer" or "surveyor", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  3. File foreign qualification documents with the Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department.
  4. File a Certificate of Authorization Application with the Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form A 1-3

Agency Fee:

$200 for domestic $250 for foreign

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Firms whose name begins with letters A-G renew during even-numbered years and firms with H-Z names renew during odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$100 for name change and $0 for other company information updates.

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Contact the board for an application to change the name of the firm. For other information updates, email tanderson@pels.ok.gov with the details of the change.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Oklahoma Geology Firm License

Not required



Geology Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Oklahoma.

Individual Licenses

Oklahoma Individual Engineering Licenses

Oklahoma Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Certification as an Engineer Intern

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Oklahoma Geologist License

Not required



Professional Geologist licensure is not required on the State level in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Land Surveyor Intern Certification

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor Intern Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Prior to applying for a certificate, applicants must pass the fundamentals of surveying exam.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern certifications do not expire.

Oklahoma Professional Engineer License

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer Licensing

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the expiration month. The expiration month depends on the first letter of the licensee's last name.

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

Oklahoma Professional Engineer License with Structural Engineering Designation

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Engineer Licensing

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the expiration month. The expiration month depends on the first letter of the licensee's last name.

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

Oklahoma Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Oklahoma Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Exam Application

Form:

Form C: Initial Licensure Applicants

Agency Fee:

$150

Notes:

Use this form after passing the FS exam but before taking the PS exam.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Form D: Initial Licensure Applicants

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Submit this form after passing all exams to complete the licensure process.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially by the end of the expiration month. The expiration month depends on the first letter of the licensee's last name.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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