State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors: News

Reminder: Updated process for PLS, PE licensure

Those individuals who have submitted complete applications and passed their Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) exam should now have active licenses.

The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) has approved those applicants who have adhered to the new process and passed the exam. 

Colorado candidates for licensure may now test prior to submitting their application. This change to a pre-testing model was initiated in order to streamline the approval process. It is designed to accomplish this by removing a previous step that required applicants to first obtain approval from the respective boards to take the exam rather than take the test directly.

Once an applicant has tested, he or she needs to submit an application and provide their National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying (NCEES) number to DPO, which then obtains the test scores and begins processing these applications.

Applicants should be aware, if they are not already, that this process change was instituted this year. This change was communicated via email to licensees, but there are indications that some applicants may have been unaware of the newly implemented approach.