About the Board

Who we are

The State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors was established in 1933 to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying in the state of Ohio. The Board ensures only qualified individuals are licensed to practice engineering and surveying by requiring minimum educational standards, testing, and experience prior to licensure in order to demonstrate the individual is qualified to be in responsible charge of engineering and surveying projects.

The Board currently oversees the licenses of nearly 30,000 individually licenses engineers and surveyors as well as nearly 2,800 companies and firms offering engineering and/or surveying services. The Board is made up of five board members appointed by the governor for five year terms, and nine full-time board staff carrying out the day to day operations of the board office.

The Board is located in downtown Columbus across from the Ohio Statehouse.



The Board’s mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Ohio by providing effective licensure and regulations of professional engineers, professional surveyors, and firms offering engineering and surveying services in Ohio.  

This mission is accomplished by ensuring that only qualified individuals and firms are licensed to practice engineering and surveying in Ohio and ensuring Ohio’s laws and rules governing the practice of engineering and surveying are followed.