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.
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.
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.
Engineer Renewal Instructions (PDF)