*** IMPORTANT *** On April 6, 2018, the online renewal website will be taken down as the Board transitions to a new licensing database. The online renewals will not reopen until April 23, 2018 at which point you will be able to complete a late individual renewal through the new licensing system. Instructions on registering and completing your renewal will be available on the website before April 23, 2018.
With the transition to the new licensing database and online licensing system, the Board will no longer accept paper renewals or check payments. Any paper renewal post marked after April 6, 2018 will be returned with instruction on how to use the new online system once it is available on April 23, 2018.
Licenses are renewed on a biennial basis. The upcoming renewal is for the 2018-2019 biennium. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement for renewal is 30 hours of CPD earned between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. 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, 2017. You may renewal you license online through the secure online portal using a credit card or mail in a paper form. All paper forms must be to the Board no later than December 31, 2017 in order to avoid a lapse in your license. Online renewals will renewal you license the same day. Any renewal received after December 31, 2017 will be considered late and will required a late payment of $60.00 for single licenses, $120 for dual licenses. Incomplete renewals will be returned.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org