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Registration Application Deadlines

Completed registration applications are reviewed by OSBEELS Registration Specialists to ensure that the candidate has provided proof of meeting the minimum qualifications. After the review is complete, the Registration Specialists recommend that the Board approve complete applications at the next Board meeting. To ensure that a complete application will be reviewed in enough time to go before the Board, it must be received by the first of the month preceding the Board meeting.

Registration Applications for Professionals (PE, PLS, RPP, SE)


Enrollment Applications for Interns (EI, LSI)

For individuals who have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) examination(s) administered by NCEES.

Frequently Asked Application Questions

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We do not have an online submission.  While you may fax or email other OSBEELS forms, License Applications must be mailed or hand delivered.​
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Once your application is received by OSBEELS, fees are processed and the Registration Department reviews the application to determine eligibility. Upon approval, your application is then sent for final approval by the Board at the next Board meeting. Upon approval by the Board, your licensure will begin and a pocket card will be sent to you. The process can take from 2 to 4 months depending upon when the application is received by the Board office. See our list of application deadlines for a better idea of when completed applications will be reviewed by the Board.
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OSBEELS does not require firm licensure.
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Payments must be made in writing via standard mail, email, or fax.
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Oregon no longer offers a Comity or Reciprocity application. Any forms found that are labeled as such are out of date and will not be accepted. Note: There is also no longer a Take-At-Home ethics exam.
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Upon initial review, applicants who appear to meet the minimum qualifications may be issued​ a temporary permit to practice until the Board reviews their application.  See fees here.​
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The record of your Social Security number will be used for child support, administration and identification purposes only, unless you authorize other uses of the number. Failing to provide your Social Security number on your license renewal application will result in a delay of your renewal and you will be informed to submit your Social Security number. If during the renewal process your professional license become expired, you will be categorized as “delinquent” and will be assessed an additional $80 fee.  If you have not been issued a Social Security number, OSBEELS will accept a written certification to fulfil this requirement.

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No. Interns may only practice under the direct supervision of a licensee and may not hold themselves out as a a Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor.

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​No. Be sure to gain professional experience under the supervision and control of a registered professional in your specialty. You'll need at least 3 references from registered professionals for your application.

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The NCEES Records Program is for currently licensed engineers and surveyors who are looking for an easier and faster way to complete the licensure process in multiple states. An established NCEES Record will include many of the materials you will need to apply for licensure in Oregon including college transcripts, exam results, experience record and professional references.
 
Applicants who transmit their records to OSBEELS through the NCEES Records Program (NCEES may charge a transmission fee), should check the “Have you established an NCEES Record?” box at the bottom of Section A. Your NCEES Record will detail your Education Summary, Exam Summary, References, and Experience Summary sections of the application. You can skip those sections. The remainder of the application must be completed in its entirety.

See the following OARs for detailed information: OAR 820-010-1000, OAR 820-010-2000, OAR 820-010-3000, and OAR 820-010-4000.

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