Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

West Virginia Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in West Virginia.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in West Virginia 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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West Virginia Engineering Company Licenses

West Virginia Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

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

W. Va. Code Chapter 30, Article 13 and West Virginia Code §30-13A-20 

Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

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

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

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

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment
Name Change or Engineer-in-Charge Change

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

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

Amendment
Address Change

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Firms can report a change in their address online.

Reinstatement

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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

West Virginia Certificate of Authorization (Land Surveying)

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors
Law:

W. Va. Code Chapter 30, Article 13 and West Virginia Code §30-13A-20 

Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

West Virginia Geology Firm License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

West Virginia Individual Engineering Licenses

West Virginia Engineering Intern Certification

Agency:West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Renewal Not Required

Not required



West Virginia Geologist License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



West Virginia Professional Engineer License

Agency:West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$80

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$70

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

West Virginia Professional Surveyor License

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

West Virginia Surveyor Intern Certification

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Renewal Not Required

Not required



All certificates shall expire 10 years from the passing date of the FS examination and cannot be renewed.

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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