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UPDATED 04/01/2022 (ORIGINALLY POSTED: 05/17/2021) - With the Governor's signing of Act 14 of 2022, licensing waivers that had been set to expire March 31 will remain active until June 30, 2022, unless action is taken to end them sooner. We will provide additional updates as needed.
State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
Licensure Guide & Timelines for the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
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.
ASBOG's fall exam will be held on October 7, 2022. ASBOG's registration deadline is August 9, 2022. As all applications must be reviewed by the Board to determine whether or not they can be approved, any FG applications submitted after July 25th cannot be guaranteed to be processed and/or approved in time for registration. And any PG applications submitted after July 1st cannot be guaranteed to be processed and/or approved in time for registration.
To Reactivate an Expired LIcense
Login to your account on PALS www.pals.pa.gov Scroll to where you see your license number, and just to the left will be a green pencil icon. Click on this pencil to bring up Change Options. One of them will be Reactivate. Click on this to go to the reactivation application. It will be necessary to upload your proof of completion of your required continuing education of 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH's), as well as the Activity Log. Add this to your cart to proceed to the payment processor to pay your renewal fee of $100. If you have practiced on the license while it was expired, the fee will be an additional $5 per month. If you need the Activity Log, go to General Board Information, then to Applications and Forms, then to Frequently Requested Forms.
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.
EIT Certificate Reminder:
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.
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.
(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.