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Company/Firm - Certificate of Authorization Renewal

Company Certificate of Authorization renewals are due no later than June 30, 2016. Any renewal submitted after June 30, 2016 will be considered late and will required the form 3011-L for late renewals as well as a fee increase of 50% for an late renewal fee of $75.00.

The Board has been returning more than 50% of all Certificate of Authorization applications due to missing or incorrect information. Applications returned to companies that are not received back by the Board on or before June 30, 2016 will be considered late and required the late payment of $75.00 ($50.00 renewal fee + $25.00 late charge). The Ohio Board is not responsible for applications submitted late due to oversight or returned applications.

The renewal packet including the instructions, the renewal application, and the Affidavit of Responsibility are now available. They can be mailed to the Board for regular renewal any time between now and June 30, 2016. Any application mailed after June 30, 2016 will be considered late.

Please ensure you download and read all three (3) packets: Form 3010 Instructions, Form 3011-R Renewal Application, and Form 3012 Affidavit of Responsibility. Incomplete applications will be returned.  

·        Form 3010 Certificate of Authorization Instructions

·         Form 3011-L Certificate of Authorization Late Renewal      


·         Form 3012 Affidavit of Responsibility  



Registrants are reminded that Board policy allows up to a maximum of three (3) hours continuing professional development per year for the completion of correspondence courses (paper, online, or other formats) provided the course and course provider meet the requirements of R.C. 4733.151.

Important- Do not confuse correspondence courses and online courses. Correspondence courses are courses that involve reading articles or other text and can be received by mail or online. Correspondence courses are typically self-paced and participation is not monitored by the provider. These types of courses are acceptable up to three hours per year.

Individual licenses are not available for renewal until November 1, 2017. You will receive a renewal notice the last week of October 2017 for your 2018-2019 individual renewal due by December 31, 2017. The notice will contain your user id and password to renew online. Hard copy forms will be available the first week of November 2017 also.


If you did not renew for 2016-2017 and your license is currently "Inactive" you will need to contact the Board for information regarding the reinstatement of your professional license. More information regarding reinstatement can be found on the Reinstatement page.

P.E., P.S. Retirement Card

If you are considering permanently retiring from practicing professional engineering or professional surveying in Ohio, you may request a retirement card. You may email the Board to request to have your license put into "Inactive" status and request a retirement card at lisa.faigenbaum@pes.ohio.gov


About P.E., P.S. Biennial Renewal

Licenses are renewed on a biennial basis. The upcoming renewal is for the 2016-2017 biennium. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement for renewal is 30 hours of CPD earned between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. The board will also allow up to 15-hours of carry over CPD from the previous biennium if a licensee exceeded the requirements in the last biennium. This requirement must be met before renewing the license; it cannot be anticipated. 

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