Quarters and Processing Timeframes

New Applicants

You should allow the Board a minimum of 60 days from when you submit your application to the Board for your application to be processed for approval.

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:

A-G BPELSG.Evaluator1@dca.ca.gov
H-O BPELSG.Evaluator2@dca.ca.gov
P-Z BPELSG.Evaluator3@dca.ca.gov

Applicants Needing to retake an Exam

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.

All Civil Applicants

You will be allowed to take the exam once per quarter. You must pay the exam fee for each exam. You will be allowed to schedule for the exam based on when your application or re-examination payment is processed and approved, according to the following schedule:

State Specific Civil Exam Scheduling / Testing Quarters

If your application or re-exam form is approved

You may schedule your exam

January 1 – March 31
(Quarter 1)

April 1 – June 30
(Quarter 2)

April 1 – June 30
(Quarter 2)

July 1 – September 30
(Quarter 3)

July 1 – September 30
(Quarter 3)

October 1 – December 31
(Quarter 4)

October 1 – December 31
(Quarter 4)

January 1 – March 31
(Quarter 1)