Arkansas State Board of Licensure

for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Verification of Exam/License and Renewal Information

VERIFICATION OF EXAM/LICENSE

Verification Requests may be submitted through NCEES at MyNCEES.  You’ll receive real-time updates as the verification is processed and allows for the verification to be quickly transmitted between Licensing Boards/Jurisdictions. This relates to: 

  • A person applying to Arkansas who needs verification of exams or licenses from another Board/Jurisdiction; or
  • An Arkansas Licensee who needs Arkansas Board verification of exams or licenses sent to another Board/Jurisdiction.

RENEWAL INFORMATION

To view expiration dates, use the Licensee Search feature of our Website.

Licenses are renewed every two (2) years and may be renewed through Professional Engineer Licensing System (PELS) according to this schedule:

SI and PS: May 1 – December 31
Dual Licensee: August 1 – March 31
COA, EI and PE: November 1 – June 30

To Renew Online you’ll need:   

  • A unique Username & Password.  Separate Usernames/passwords may be required if you wish to renew both an individual and firm license (COA).    
  • Debit/Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or eCheck.
  • Professional Licensee (PE and PS) –  the number of continuing education (PDH) hours earned during the last 2-years or request an exemption. Effective 9/1/2020, a Professional Surveyor is required to have at least two PDH of AR Standards of Practice No. 1 for Property Boundary Surveys and Plats for each renewal period. For more information, including requirements and possible exemptions, visit Article 19 of the AR State Laws & Rules of the Board’s on our Rules/Laws/Standards webpage.

Steps: 

  1. Access – PELS at https://pelslicensing.arkansas.gov/ 
  2. Login – with your Username and Password
  3. Select one of the following:                        
    • “License & Application Information – Individual”
    • “Certificate of Authorization – Firm”
       (NOTE IF YOU SEE “NO RECORD FOUND”, STOP  AND CALL OUR OFFICE FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE!!) 
  4. Click –“Renew” to the left of the license you are renewing and follow the instructions until you come to the Confirmation/Transaction page.  
  5. Your Renewal is complete upon receipt of your Transaction Number and License Sheet with your new expiration date.    
  6. Print or save the confirmation page which is emailed to you as this is your receipt. 

No printed renewal forms will be mailed unless we receive a written request. 

RENEWAL FORMS:

Even-numbered licenses are renewed in even-numbered years and odd-numbered licenses, in odd-numbered years. Download the form which corresponds to your odd or even-numbered license. Incorrect Forms Received by the Board’s Office Will Result in a processing delay.

Criminal History FormIF APPLICABLE – Download and complete the form electronically. Submit the completed form and court documents via email to: pelsboard@arkansas.gov PDF Fillable Form

Engineer Intern: 
      Engineer Intern – Even Numbered License | EI Renewal 2021-2022 
      Engineer Intern –  Odd Numbered License | EI Renewal 2022-2023
Professional Engineer: 
      Professional Engineer – Even Numbered License | 2021-2022 PDF Form
      Professional Engineer – Odd Numbered License | 2022-2023 PDF Form
      Continuing Education Log of Activities | PDF Form 
Dual Licensee:
    Dual Licensee – Even Numbered PE License | Dual Renewal 2023-2024
    Dual Licensee – Odd Numbered PE License | Dual Renewal 2022-2023
    Dual Licensee – Continuing Education Log of Activities | PDF Form – Dual
Certificate of Authorization:
      Certificate of Authorization – Even Numbered License | COA Renewal 2021-2022
    Certificate of Authorization – Odd Numbered License | COA Renewal 2022-2023
Surveyor Intern:
      Surveyor Intern – Even Numbered License | SI Renewal 2023-2024
      Surveyor Intern – Odd Numbered License | SI Renewal 2022-2023
Professional Surveyor:
      Professional Surveyor – Even Numbered License | PS Renewal 2023-2024
      Professional Surveyor – Odd Numbered License | PS Renewal 2022-2023
      Continuing Education Log of Activities | PDF Form 

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