On November 1, 2019 the Board will begin emailing all current professional engineers and surveyors their 2020/2021 renewal notices. Renewal notices will be sent to the registrant's email address on file with the Board. Renewal notices will contain your user id and password required to renew online.

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

Licenses are renewed on a biennial basis. The upcoming renewal is for the 2020-2021 biennium. In order to renew registrant's are required to complete 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. Two hours of CPD must be completed in topics covering professional ethics or the Board's laws and rules. 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. 

All individual licenses expire on December 31, 2019. You must renew your license online through the secure online portal using a credit card. Any renewal received after December 31, 2019 will be considered late and will required a late payment of $60.00 for single licenses, $120 for dual licenses.

Online renewal

As of Friday April 6, 2018, the Board is no longer accepting paper applications or forms as we have moved to a new state-mandated online licensing system.


Go to Continuing Education pages 



Registrants are reminded that Board policy allows up to a maximum of three (3) hours continuing professional development per year (six (6) per biennial renewal period) 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 with online courses and distance learning. 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.

If you did not renew for 2018-2019 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

If you are considering permanently retiring from practicing professional engineering or professional surveying in Ohio, you may email  at the Board to request to have your license put into "Inactive" status.