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Licensing Exam Information

October 2020 exam administration updates: The cancellation of the April 2020 paper-and-pencil exam administration impacted approximately 16,000 examinees. To accommodate these examinees, the format of the October 2020 exam administration will be modified as detailed here.

Required Licensing Examinations

ncees logoNCEES Examinations Recognized by the Board

The examinations listed below are administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and recognized by OSBEELS. You must schedule these examinations with NCEES. There are no requirements or preapprovals needed to take an examination. Once you have passed your examinations, you may then submit an application for professional registration to the Board.

California Geotechnical Engineering ExaminationCalifornia Geotechnical Engineering Examination

The California Geotechnical Engineering examination is administered by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPELSG) and recognized by OSBEELS. You must schedule this examinations with BPELSG. See OAR 820-010-1010 for details. 

osbeels logoOregon-Specific Examinations

The Oregon-Specific examinations below are administered by OSBEELS.  You must schedule these examinations by submitting an Examination Application (see downloads below) and paying the examination fee. Once you have passed your examinations, you may then submit an application for professional registration to the Board.

Oregon-Specific Examination Application Deadlines

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on February 1 for April examinations.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on August 1 for October examinations.

Permitted Materials for Oregon-Specific Examinations

To be admitted into the examination room without delay, do not bring prohibited items to the examination site. If you
do bring prohibited items to the examination site, you will be asked to leave those items at your own risk in a non-secure
area designated by OSBEELS.

Syllabi for Oregon-Specific Examinations

Accomodation Requests for Oregon-Specific Examinations

Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

If you are a veteran and have taken or are preparing to take any examination offered by OSBEELS, you may qualify to have your examination(s) reimbursed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. For information on eligibility and reimbursement, please review the information on page 2 of the Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees from the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are ready to apply for reimbursement, you will need to fill out VBA Form 22-0803 and a copy of your Examiner's Certificate from OSBEELS. You can also contact the Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance in applying for these benefits.
Download: VBA Form 22-0803

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