The State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists regulates the practice, licensure and registration of engineers, land surveyors and geologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to safeguard life, health and property. The Board also certifies engineers-in-training and surveyors-in-training. The functions of the Board include investigating, approving or disapproving engineering, surveying, and geology applications for those desiring to be licensed in Pennsylvania.
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that a person pretending to be from the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is calling licensees about the status of their license.
Licensees are urged to avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft:
• BPOA and or the Engineer, Land Surveyor & Geologist Board will NOT call licensees asking for payment over the phone.
• If you get a text message or call asking for your credit card information, hang up.
• Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone.
• Persons who give their credit card information may not only lose their money, but also can become a victim of identity theft.
• If you feel that you are a victim of any type of scam, you should immediately notify your local or state police.
In accordance with section 4.2 of
Engineer Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law, 63 P.S. § 151.2, an
applicant cannot begin accruing four
or more years of progressive experience to qualify for the principles
and practice of engineering examination until AFTER the engineer-in
training certificate (EIT) is issued.
It is the responsibility of the
applicant to apply for the EIT. Applicants must show satisfactory evidence of
graduation from an approved engineering curriculum of four or more years or
eight years of progressive experience approximating the education obtained
through an approved engineering curriculum, to obtain the EIT. The date of
issuance of the EIT will be the date the completed EIT application – including
proof of graduation when applicable – is processed.
§ 37.58. Seal.
(a) A registrant shall obtain, at the registrant’s own expense, a seal in the design authorized by the Board. The following are Board authorized seals for ‘‘Registered Professional Engineer’’ (Design A), ‘‘Registered Professional Land Surveyor’’ (Design B) and ‘‘Registered Professional Geologist’’ (Design C):
(b) The seal shall contain the legend ‘‘Registered Professional Engineer,’’ ‘‘Registered Professional Land Surveyor’’ or ‘‘Registered Professional Geologist’’ and the registrant’s name and registration number.
(c) The seal shall be 1 3/4 inch in diameter. The diameter of a pocket seal may be reduced to 1 1/2 inch if the design is in the same relative proportions in subsection (a).
(d) A registrant may use a rubber stamp or computer image which is a facsimile of the seal, if the registrant first obtains a seal in accordance with this section.
Your seal may be obtained from any seal manufacturer (Search 'Seals-Notary & Corporation')
Any questions regarding your license should be directed to the Board office. Address changes must be reported in writing within ten days following the change.
Please note that neither
the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal
advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the
law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any
given case or scenario. You are invited to contact a private attorney or
professional organization for advice or guidance.