COVID-19 and Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists

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  • UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION - MARCH 20, 2020 - While California continues to navigate the uncertainty of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit its spread, the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is committed to supporting our licensees, applicants, and consumers, as well as our staff, throughout the course of this pandemic and to providing continuity of service at all times. The Board is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, coordinating with state and local governments, and working with our partners to protect the health of Californians.

    As of March 20, 2020, the Board Office is closed to the general public until further notice. The office remains open for Board staff at this time, and we are working diligently to continue business as normal. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work on implementing new technologies for our staff to work remotely and adhere to social distancing guidelines. We apologize for any delays in reaching our staff or potential delays in our processing times. Please utilize our online resources for applicationsexamination informationlicense renewalscomplaint submissionlicense verificationcontacting Board staff via email, and viewing the latest Board news.

    More information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and prevention can be found HERE.

  • POSTED MARCH 23, 2020 - The Board's 2019 Leadership Accountability Report has been accepted by the California Department of Finance.
  • UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION - MARCH 20, 2020 - The Board has received inquiries from licensees about whether their work is considered "essential" under Executive Order N-33-20, issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 19. However, the Board does not have the authority to make this determination. The Executive Order provided a stay at home order except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. The Executive Order referred to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which provides guidance regarding the identification of essential critical infrastructure workers. CISA has prepared a document to provide guidance when determining whether your business provides essential or non-essential services and whether you should remain open. You should also check with your local county health department to determine what activities are also considered essential and non-essential.
  • UPDATED MARCH 17, 2020 - NCEES has announced that the April 2020 paper-and-pencil exam administration has been canceled and that its computer-based testing (CBT) examinations have temporarily ceased to be administered through at least April 16, 2020. Please visit their website for additional details and information: ncees.org/COVID-19. Questions regarding the NCEES examinations should be directed to NCEES at NCEES.org or 800-250-3196.
  • ANNOUNCED MARCH 17, 2020 - Prometric has temporarily closed their test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting March 18. Prometric will contact all exam candidates who are scheduled for exams during this period and will reschedule their testing appointment. Please read their announcement for further information. Questions regarding this should be directed to Prometric at Prometric.com or 1-800-864-5316.

    The California State Land Surveyor exam is currently scheduled for administration at Prometric test centers for April 16, 2020. This date will remain as scheduled unless Prometric extends their site closures. The Board will be monitoring this situation and will advise exam candidates if the exam date changes.

  • ANNOUNCED MARCH 13, 2020 - After much consideration regarding the pandemic of COVID-19, and in an effort to protect the public health and well-being, the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and Practice of Geology (PG) exams, scheduled for March 20, 2020, at California State University, Long Beach, have been canceled. Please read the Board announcement for more information.
  • NOTICED MARCH 10, 2020 - The Board is proposing to amend Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 416, 418, 3060, and 3061 relating to the substantial relationship criteria and the criteria for rehabilitation. The Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, and Text of the Proposal are available on the Rulemaking page.
  • ADDED FEBRUARY 25, 2020 - NCEES is seeking licensed civil engineers to participate in an online survey as part of the professional activities and knowledge study for the PE Civil exam. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam.
  • ANNOUNCED JANUARY 31, 2020 - The Traffic Engineer examination will be expanding its testing administration window beginning with the Fall 2020 exam. Previously, the examination window to take the Traffic Engineer examination was one day a year in the fall. This examination will transition from a one-day-a-year exam to a 15-day scheduling availability per year. The Board is expanding the window to provide more opportunities for eligible candidates to schedule this 8-hour examination. Scheduling for this examination is now open to eligible candidates for the 2020 Traffic Engineer exam through our examination vendor, Prometric, Inc.
  • ANNOUNCED JANUARY 9, 2020 - NCEES updates for 2020 Examinations.
  • FRAUD SCAM ALERT DECEMBER 20, 2019 - The Board and the Department of Consumer Affairs have been made aware of a fraud scam targeting licensees. Read the Department's Fraud Scam Alert for more information about the scam and tips on how to avoid and report fraud scams.
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