Reciprocity is Ohio’s application process whereby a currently-licensed professional surveyor or professional engineer in good standing may apply for an Ohio license based on their license in another state or U.S. jurisdiction. The Board does not automatically grant an Ohio license because an individual is licensed in another jurisdiction.

Professional surveyor reciprocity applicants must have passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying exam and NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying exam. Applicants must have a Board-approved degree and a minimum of four to eights years of surveying experience.

In addition, P.S. reciprocity applicants will need to schedule and pass the Ohio-specific 2-hour professional surveying examination in Columbus.

P.S. Reciprocity Application

As of Friday April 6, 2018, the Board is no longer accepting paper applications or forms as we move to a new online licensing system. The system will be available as of April 23, 2018. The Board will post more information closer to the release date on individual access and user guides.

We thank you for your patience as we transition to this new system. The system will provide a secure platform for all your licensure needs and will allow for us to provide better communication and customer service to our registrants and the public.

P.S. Temporary Permit

The Board does not offer a temporary permit for Professional Surveyors.

P.E. Reciprocity Applications

Go to P.E. Reciprocity page 

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