CA Board Approval for Spring 2017 Exam in Anything about the PE Exam Posted January 19, 2017 · Report reply 1 hour ago, wiliki said: Thanks for the response and links!! @leggo It really is unclear what the new process in getting licensed will be. I just hope that whatever I paid and submit for the board approval will still somehow apply.... it will be a huge hassle to obtain my references all over again I agree! It's so confusing, especially for people in this round who applied before but are taking the PE exam after this all went into effect. I think it will all clear itself up with time, but it certainly seems more complicated right now. In the end, I think it will be simpler. But not for us right now! And you're welcome!