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$75.00 Fee In Effect for Certificate of Authorization Renewal Applications

If your Certificate of Authorization renewal application did not arrive in the Board office by June 30, 2014, a 50% penalty to the renewal fee is now in effect. A $75.00 fee ($50.00 biennial renewal + $25.00 late fee) must accompany all applications received by the Board after June 30, 2014 or the applications will be returned. Certificates of Authorization cannot be renewed online or by telephone.

Go to the Board’s Firms | COA page to begin your 2015-2016 Certificate of Authorization Late Renewal 

Individual P.E., P.S., DUAL

Renewal notices will be mailed the first week of November 2015 for the 2016-2017 individual renewal period. 

Online renewal

The online renewal link will open on November 1, 2015. Your user id and password from previous renewal periods will remain the same. If you do not have your user id and password from previous renewal cycles, you will receive the information by mail. 

Paper Renewal

The forms for paper renewal will be available November 1, 2015 for the 2016-2017 individual license renewal.

Do not send any CPD documentation or records with your renewal application.

The Board strongly encourages online renewal. It is faster and can provide more accurate feedback. In addition, we can only accept check or money order for paper renewals. To use a credit card, you must renew online. For those who prefer a paper renewal, our renewal forms are provided here. These are not fill-in forms, and must be completed manually.

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. Go to our Retirement Card page for information.

Go to Retirement Card page 

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

Pursuant to changes in law (H.B. 153 129th General Assembly), the Board changed to a biennial renewal cycle for professional engineers and professional surveyors beginning with the 2012-2013 renewal cycle. All professional engineers and professional surveyors will renew every other year and be required to obtain 30 hours of continuing professional development during the two year renewal cycle. If a licensee exceeds the 30-hour requirement during the renewal period, a maximum of 15 hours may be carried forward into the subsequent renewal period. The biennial renewal fee is $40.00 for each license.

Go to Continuing Education pages