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Please be advised that we began conducting a system transition to the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) on October 1, 2016.   As the transition continues, please be advised that candidates may experience a delay in processing times due to the system upgrades. You must register on the PALS website at www.pals.pa.gov prior to applying for any license.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience during this system transition.
 
 Additional information regarding the ASBOG examinations, can be found on Pearson Vue's website.
 
 
It is an applicant's responsibility to ensure they have reviewed the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (PDF) to determine if they may have met the minimum requirements to qualify for approval to sit for an examination, prior to submitting an application. 
 
The application and all supporting documentation for approval to sit for an examination must be mailed directly to Pennsylvania Board Office.
Your completed Application must be postmarked no later than the dates below to be considered for the corresponding examination:
 
June 15 (October administration of the ASBOG Examination)
November 15 (March administration of the ASBOG Examination)
 
 Examination Dates:
2017
2018
March 17
March 16
October 6
October 5
 
Your application is not considered complete until every required document and form has been received.
 
For repeat candidates, contact the board office to determine the registration and scheduling deadlines that must be met.