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Mission Statement

Our mission is to safeguard the publics life, health, and property by assuring that those who practice the professions of engineering and land surveying have attained and continue to maintain their competence in those professions.

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DOPL Letter to Stakeholders

IPELS is now a part of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). The letter to stakeholders provides an explanation of what that means. For the time being, we remain in the same office on Watertower in Meridian with the same phone numbers and email addresses. When the offices are remodeled on Chinden at the State offices west campus, we'll move there.

COVID-19 Emergency Order in Place

IDAPA 24.32.01 Subpart C Rules of Continuing Professional Development are waived by Governor's Proclamation


Only electronic renewals and payment are accepted at this time at IPELS.

Always check with NCEES for the latest information on the engineering and surveying exam administrations. Read more

Fall 2021 Exam changes: Oct 2021 will be a two-day event with some exams offered on Thursday, Oct 21 and some on Friday, Oct 22. More info at

Spring 2022 Exam changes: PE Civil - the last PE Civil paper exam will be in Oct 21. Beginning Nov 1, 2021, examinees will be able to register and schedule CBT appointments, which will be available year-round starting on April 1, 2022. The 16 hr PE Structural Exam will be offered in pencil and paper exams regionally beginning with the April 2022 administration.

Signing up for the national examinations is easy!

It is easy for engineering and surveying students and professional applicants to register for the examinations. All applicants for the examinations may now enroll directly with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) at

Save time in the application process

If you are applying for licensure in Idaho, in addition to our online application form, you can speed up the process by asking your references to email their reference forms to Likewise, upload and store your transcripts in your NCEES account for validation by Idaho.

Retired License renewal fee eliminated!

Effective 1/1/2020 the Board approved removing the renewal fee for retired licenses. These licensees may wish to renew in order to remain on the mailing list and receive notices from the Board, but the fee will be $0. Read more.

I Have Questions About

Please send the following specific requests to the individuals indicated below:

  • Requests for changes to license or certificate records

    Company and Corporate Address Changes do not change addresses of individual licensees. Each licensee is responsible for their own address change.

    Individual changes do not change Company addresses. Company changes do not change individual addresses. Any address placed on your CPD log will not change your record address. You must submit changes per the above procedure

    PLEASE NOTE, we do currently not maintain fax numbers and maintain only ONE MAILING ADDRESS per license or certificate holder. This may be your personal address OR your employment address; whatever address you use for official notifications from the Board becomes public record. To review the address currently on file, please see Searches for Licensees which is found under "Current Licensees" tab. If you do not wish to change the address displayed, please do not submit a notification of change of address. For questions, please email

  • License and/or Exam verifications (no fee required by Idaho) should be requested through You'll have to signup for an account with them and then follow the links for a license or exam verification.
  • Examination Questions: email
  • Ethical Questions, Legislation/Rules, Speaking Opportunities, and Continuing Education (see also CPD Info link), Complaints & Investigations and Website issues: email

Upcoming Meetings

Nov 15-16, 2021 Regular Meeting
Location: Board office Meridan ID

Recent Updates

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