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  1. Probably won't happen until this Friday at the earliest.
  2. Obtaining a stamp/seal is your responsibility. Once you receive the actual notification from the California Board with your license number, you should be able to order a stamp/seal.
  3. PM me if you don't hear back promptly
  4. Depends on which state you are in and whether that licensing board has requirements stating a renewal. An EIT in California only expires upon being issued a PE license or if you pass away. Though I am aware of at least two states that do have a renewal period for EIT certificates. EDIT: I just went back and reread your question again. Sorry, i missed your point. Once you obtain your PE, the EIT is generally automatically expired at that point.
  5. Should be soon. For the CA PLS exam (for land surveying licensure) which is only offered two days a year, they try and send those notices out about 30 days prior to the actual exam date so approved candidates can schedule with Prometric. Edit: If you haven't received notice that your application was approved, you should contact the Board to verify that.
  6. I don't believe authorization notices were sent out yet by the Board. They will all go out together.
  7. Yes, all civil engineer applicants in California must pass the two California Civil exams to qualify for licensure. If you've passed the current NCEES 16-Hr SE exam and you meet the experience criteria, you can be receive the SE license upon achieving the CE license.
  8. All good questions Sapper. Unfortunately yes, there is currently no provision for a licensed land surveyor that applies for a civil engineer license in California to waive the requirement to pass the Civil Engineering Surveying exam. Should there be a waiver? I believe it could be successfully argued that the Board should consider revising the laws for that purpose. However, any practicing licensed land surveyor should find this exam rather fundamental. And yes all civil engineer applicants must pass the Civil Seismic Principles exam too as there is no waiver for that. This exam is in place primarily due to the fact that seismic principles on buildings just is not sufficiently covered in other exams.
  9. see my reply to your private message
  10. Lukas, I did not intend to give the impression that the process related directly to "date of your qualifying experience", though after going back and reading my previous response, I can see how one may read it in that manner. When I mentioned "review of the submitted (claimed) education/experience" criteria, I was attempting to emphasize that the application is for the purposes of acquiring a license and two, that criteria is what is being reviewed by the California Board for the purposes of obtaining that license. Once the "licensing" requirements are considered as being met, then it is determined whether a state exam component is necessary. If a state exam component is not required, (i.e., mechanical, electrical, etc.), then the next step for the application is licensure. If the application is for a license that requires a state exam (civil engineer), then the next step for the applicant to satisfy passing the two California Civil exams. Any applications in the status of the latter process (civil) at the time of determining eligibility for testing at the beginning of each quarter will be included on that list. I hope this helps.
  11. The quarter of testing is generally dictated by the date for when the application is considered as complete and review of the submitted (claimed) education/experience is approved as meeting the minimum required criteria for licensing. Generally speaking, the list of eligible candidates is created immediately after the end of a quarter such that all applications meeting the above criteria at the time the eligible list is created will be included on the list to receive an authorization to test for the new quarter. Example 1: Application is considered as meeting the minimum requirements on July 12 - candidate should be listed on the eligible list when its created just after Oct 1 for testing Oct-Dec (4th quarter) Example 2: Application is considered as meeting the minimum requirements on September 30 - candidate should be listed on the eligible list when its created just after Oct 1 for testing Oct-Dec (4th quarter) California Board attempts to make sure that all potential approvals which can be reasonably completed by the end of the quarter, are considered in the process so the date for creating the eligible list may vary 1 or 2 days. I know that many of you track the date that the application was mailed, received, etc. and while that is understandable, the date the application is deemed to meet the minimum requirements for licensure is really the important date.
  12. The California Board is aware of the results from their own exams. As Robert_Hunter stated above, licenses are issued on a two week cycle and as long as you've met all other requirements, a license should be issued to you.
  13. About halfway down at this page https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml you'll find contact information for the Licensing Evaluators listed by first letter of your last name. You should start here.
  14. Appearing on License Lookup doesn't have anything to do with whether you are located. Its an indication that you haven't met all the criteria for licensing. If you believe you have, I would suggest you contact the Board's Licensing Evaluator (by first letter of your last name) to verify. Last Name Applicant Types: PE/PLS/GIT/PG/PGP A-G BPELSG.Evaluator1@dca.ca.gov H-O BPELSG.Evaluator2@dca.ca.gov P-Z BPELSG.Evaluator3@dca.ca.gov
  15. Fingerprints submitted through a Livescan center in California, are directly transmitted electronically to the DOJ and FBI. And then those agencies know to send the reports to the proper California Board electronically using the code that is on the form available from the Boards website. If that form is not downloaded and used, the results won’t be sent to the Board. Most take less than a week to process. If you haven’t heard anything, that probably means you’re ok. The Board will usually only contact you if there’s an issue.
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