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You should receive an email from your Evaluator when your application goes to technical review. If you do not receive any communication about your application after 60 days from when it was received at the Board office, you could email your Evaluator to request an update (email address on Contact Us page of Board website).
 

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I have send in my application 7/30/2021
They received 8/3/2021
Check cashed out on 8/6/2021
I haven't yet heard a single thing or email notification saying they received my application. Is this normal?
I think they say to expect 60 days from reciept for them to review. I went through the whole process pre-covid.
 

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I still haven't received approval for the State specific exams and its been a month since I've been in technical review. Timeline is as follows:

Hand delivered Application: 6/21/2021
Checked Cashed: 7/6/2021
Received email for Technical Review: 8/19/2021

Seems pretty common to take the full 60 days to go into Technical Review, but I would've thought it would move much faster when in technical review but I guess I was wrong.
 

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I still haven't received approval for the State specific exams and its been a month since I've been in technical review. Timeline is as follows:

Hand delivered Application: 6/21/2021
Checked Cashed: 7/6/2021
Received email for Technical Review: 8/19/2021

Seems pretty common to take the full 60 days to go into Technical Review, but I would've thought it would move much faster when in technical review but I guess I was wrong.
Sounds like the number of applications in technical review is pretty large.
 

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I still haven't received approval for the State specific exams and its been a month since I've been in technical review. Timeline is as follows:

Hand delivered Application: 6/21/2021
Checked Cashed: 7/6/2021
Received email for Technical Review: 8/19/2021

Seems pretty common to take the full 60 days to go into Technical Review, but I would've thought it would move much faster when in technical review but I guess I was wrong.
I just received notification that my application was approved through technical review yesterday. That was exactly 8 weeks of waiting after I received the email that my application was being referred to technical review. Still waiting on authorization to test form. Email stated that they would send it out before Quarter 4 starts, but heard it sometimes comes after the start.... Good luck with your patience through this all!
 

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It's a late
I have send in my application 7/30/2021
They received 8/3/2021
Check cashed out on 8/6/2021
I haven't yet heard a single thing or email notification saying they received my application. Is this normal?
Late update but I've received email on 9/21/2021 that my application will be in technical review.
 

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PE Application Timeline

Application Submitted: 6/17/2021
Forwarded to Technical Review: 8/23/2021
Technical Review Complete: 9/30/2021
Application Approved: 10/8/2021
 

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PE Application Timeline

Application Submitted: 6/17/2021
Forwarded to Technical Review: 8/23/2021
Technical Review Complete: 9/30/2021
Application Approved: 10/8/2021
Was it your first time applying? I haven't yet heard back, its been 45 days... hope they get back to me by end of this months..
 

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My application was forwarded to technical review on November 1st. Nothing yet, is this normal?!
 

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My application was forwarded to technical review on November 1st. Nothing yet, is this normal?!
I’m in the same boat as you. My application was forwarded to technical review on 11/9 and I haven’t heard anything since. Someone in another thread said they’ve been in technical review since October and are still waiting for a response as well. It definitely seems like there have been delays in getting people’s applications processed especially now that covid infections have ramped back up.
 

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I’m in the same boat as you. My application was forwarded to technical review on 11/9 and I haven’t heard anything since. Someone in another thread said they’ve been in technical review since October and are still waiting for a response as well. It definitely seems like there have been delays in getting people’s applications processed especially now that covid infections have ramped back up.
Thanks for letting me know, good luck with your application!
 

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The CA BPELSG was inundated with hundreds of Civil Engineer applications prior to the launch of online applications in their new BPELSG Connect system in mid-November. That being said, if your application was sent to technical review in November, you should have received an email by now from either the technical reviewer or your Evaluator letting you know whether you're approved or need to send additional information.
 

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My check was cashed on Sep 5th and application approved and routed for technical review on Nov. 1st as i mentioned but nothing after that, no response on any emails calls or voicemails
 

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The CA BPELSG was inundated with hundreds of Civil Engineer applications prior to the launch of online applications in their new BPELSG Connect system in mid-November. That being said, if your application was sent to technical review in November, you should have received an email by now from either the technical reviewer or your Evaluator letting you know whether you're approved or need to send additional information.
Does the volume of Civil PE applications affect the turnaround times for applications in other disciplines? (I applied as a Mechanical Engineer)

I also submitted my application using BPELSG connect, so I figured the notification as to whether I was approved or not would show up there. I’ll try contacting my evaluator to see if they haven’t already sent me something.
 

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Does the volume of Civil PE applications affect the turnaround times for applications in other disciplines? (I applied as a Mechanical Engineer)

I also submitted my application using BPELSG connect, so I figured the notification as to whether I was approved or not would show up there. I’ll try contacting my evaluator to see if they haven’t already sent me something.
I heard back from them today! Maybe posting here helped? Lol anyhow they told me my application was technically approved in december and went back to the licensing unit and now the evaluator has to verify the fingerprints and give final approval! I dont understand why would they approve it for technical review only to review it again?
 

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I heard back from them today! Maybe posting here helped? Lol anyhow they told me my application was technically approved in december and went back to the licensing unit and now the evaluator has to verify the fingerprints and give final approval! I dont understand why would they approve it for technical review only to review it again?
That’s awesome! Sounds like you’re pretty close to being done with the process.

I didn’t have any luck over the phone so I ended up emailing my evaluator…..hopefully I will hear back relatively soon.
 

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Does the volume of Civil PE applications affect the turnaround times for applications in other disciplines? (I applied as a Mechanical Engineer)

I also submitted my application using BPELSG connect, so I figured the notification as to whether I was approved or not would show up there. I’ll try contacting my evaluator to see if they haven’t already sent me something.
The volume of the Civil PE applications should not affect the processing of the other PE disciplines. The CA Board has a different Evaluator processing all non-civil PE applications. There is, however, a bit of a learning curve as the Board navigates the new BPELSG Connect system and the volume of applications submitted once Connect went live for non-Civil PE applications was larger than usual. If you submitted your application in Connect, you will receive your status updates directly through your Connect dashboard, not in an email from your Evaluator.
 

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The volume of the Civil PE applications should not affect the processing of the other PE disciplines. The CA Board has a different Evaluator processing all non-civil PE applications. There is, however, a bit of a learning curve as the Board navigates the new BPELSG Connect system and the volume of applications submitted once Connect went live for non-Civil PE applications was larger than usual. If you submitted your application in Connect, you will receive your status updates directly through your Connect dashboard, not in an email from your Evaluator.
My evaluator got back to me and said pretty much the same thing. I guess that means I’ll just sit and wait until something pops up in the dashboard.
 

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Hi all, I believe the process is substantially different now that Civil applications use the BPELSG Connect portal.

Does anyone have an experience to share that includes the portal?

For me, I found out I passed the NCEES exam December 1st. Submitted a complete application on December 9th. My references took a bit of time to trickle in and the last one arrived December 30th.

Not a peep since then. There doesn’t seem to be a “technical review” stage - it’s just “Payment - Evaluation - Approval” and since I paid right away, I have been in “evaluation” since 12/9

I’m hoping that the 60-day clock started 12/9, not 12/30 but not optimistic.
 

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Hi all, I believe the process is substantially different now that Civil applications use the BPELSG Connect portal.

Does anyone have an experience to share that includes the portal?

For me, I found out I passed the NCEES exam December 1st. Submitted a complete application on December 9th. My references took a bit of time to trickle in and the last one arrived December 30th.

Not a peep since then. There doesn’t seem to be a “technical review” stage - it’s just “Payment - Evaluation - Approval” and since I paid right away, I have been in “evaluation” since 12/9

I’m hoping that the 60-day clock started 12/9, not 12/30 but not optimistic.
On my application, the status in the portal updated from “initial review” to “technical review” after about 60 days had passed. I didn’t get an email notification so I had to check on my own to find out. Not too sure on when the clock starts though. I would assume it’s when you first submit your application.
 

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