Do not submit your application for licensure until after you have passed the NCEES Principles & Practice (P&P) exam.
Once you have passed the NCEES P&P exam and have the required qualifying experience, then submit your application for licensure to the Board.
There is no final filing date. Applications can be submitted and will be accepted on a continuous basis.
You must allow the Board a minimum of 60 days from when you submit your application to process your application. Do not contact the Board within the initial 60-day period to ask about the status of your application. If you have not received any communication from the Board after the initial 60-day period, you may contact the Board's Licensing Unit at (916) 263-2222 or via email:
Do not contact the Board to verify receipt of your application. If you wish to have proof that your application was received, you need to use a delivery method that provides tracking and delivery confirmation.
The state-specific Civil Engineer exams (seismic principles and engineering surveying) are offered on a continuous quarterly basis starting with the quarter that begins on April 1, 2018. You will be authorized to sit for the exams in the quarter following the quarter in which your application is approved by the Board. You may sit for each exam once per quarter.
If you need to retake the state-specific exam(s), you will need to submit the Re-Examination Form and appropriate exam fee(s). You will be authorized to sit for the exam(s) in the quarter following the quarter in which the exam fee(s) is received and processed by the Board. You must allow the Board a minimum of 30 days from when you submit your form and fee to process your Re-Examination Form. If you have not received your examination results from your previous examination, do not submit the Re-Examination Form. In addition, if you have scheduled, but not sat for an examination, do not submit the Re-Examination Form. If we receive, a Re-Examination Form before examination results have posted your form will be returned to you and a refund will be issued for the examination fee.
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