Alabama Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors

Renewal

Important: Please check the FAQs if you have a question about renewing your license in an inactive or retired status.

If you are licensed as a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor you should submit a renewal for each license and submit fees for each license.

OnLine Renewals Begin in Late October

Do not list any PDH activities obtained prior to your last renewal. If you are using carry forward hours, you do not need to relist the activities.

Check your PDH Carry Forward Hours

Your PDH Carry Forward Hours can be viewed using the License Search link. If you've recently renewed, your current Carry Forward Hours will not show until the web site is updated.

Continuing Education Activity Log

Not available until renewals begin. Enter the CE courses you obtain throughout the year once you have completed them. Login and check the information at any time. If you renew your license online, the activities will automatically be reflected on your continuing education page during the license renewal process.

Continuing Education Requirements

Requirements, Qualifying Activities, Criteria, Exemptions, Records required for Audit

Renewal Fees

General Requirements for PE/PLS Renewal

Renewal notices are sent out every 2 years (usually in October) to the last known address of the licensee. It is the Licensee's responsibility to keep their address updated with the board office.

The licensure law also requires continuing professional competency hours for renewing or reinstating a license.

Status When to Renew Requirements
Active October - December 31 Fee + Continuing Professional Competency Hours
Inactive October - December 31 Fee only
Expired Reinstate - Up to two years of when your license expired Fee + Continuing Professional Competency Hours

Your license will expire on December 31 every 2 years. If not renewed and you practice or offer to practice in Alabama after this date, you will be violating the Code of Alabama and are subject to disciplinary action.

General Requirements for Certificate of Authorization Renewal

Renewal notices are sent out every year (usually in October) to the last known address of the licensee. It is the Licensee's responsibility to keep their address updated with the board office.

All Principal/Branch responsible PE/PLS's must have renewed their individual license prior to renewing the company's Certificate of Authorization

Status When to Renew Requirements
Active November - January 31 Fee
Expired Reinstate - Up to 2 years from when certificate expired Fee