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Renewal Information

Renewal notices are emailed to the email address on file approx. 5-6 weeks prior to the expiration date of the license or certificate (see your pocket card or Searches for Licensees). Contact information and individual expiration dates can be confirmed on our website under the bullet Searches for Licensees. Personal License Renewal forms have a pocket card upper portion that you can print in the email receipt from Access Idaho. No other receipt is provided.

You can verify we received the renewal (COA or Personal License/Certificate) by your receipt that is emailed to you upon renewal or on our website (updated expiration date). COA renewals are similarly done online. You can also verify we received the renewal payment online looking for the updated expiration date or by the emailed receipt from Access Idaho.

If you have not received your renewal notice by the 15th of the month in which your license/certificate expires, please use the online renewal facility to renew your license and update your contact information.

If you wish to claim a Military Exemption from paying renewal fees, you must still complete the online renewal, selecting the Military Exemption check box and email a copy of your military ID card or current orders to Edith.Williams@ipels.idaho.gov.

Retired License Renewals - No renewals fees are charged, however in order to remain on our mailing list, you must complete the biennial renewal online.

Renew Personal Engineer or Surveyor or Combo License or Intern Certificate

Renew your Business Certificate of Authorization for engineering or surveying services

To renew any other license through DOPL

If you don't know your company's COA number, you can search for it at Searches for Licensees and enter the company name in the last name field.

If you do not wish to renew your license or certificate, please email Edith.Williams@ipels.idaho.gov. If you have a COA there is an option now to 'discontinue' your certificate. The benefit to 'discontinuing' the COA is that if you need to again practice in Idaho, you will only pay a new application fee (currently $200) vs. paying a renewal fee and late fees which can accumulate to a maximum of $500. There is no such option for a license. Renewal of an EI or SI certificate is purely optional - no late fees accrue.

As of 7-1-13, all late license renewals must be accompanied with the licensee's continuing professional development (CPD) log . For more information, see Continuing Professional Development. No longer will all license renewals be required to submit a log. If the renewal is more than 3 months late, attendance documents must be submitted in addition to the log.

Renewal fees charged and renewal time frames in Idaho are as follows (as of 7-1-19):

Professional Engineer: $150/every 2 years – Late fees are charged at $75 per month, up to a max of $350 (for a total renewal and late fees of $500) and CPD Log and Records are required if late per IDAPA 10.01.04.009.05 (See above note ** in red)
Professional Land Surveyor: $150/every 2 years – Late fees are charged at $75 per month, up to a max of $350 (for a total renewal and late fees of $500) and CPD Log and Records are required if late per IDAPA 10.01.04.009.05 (See above note ** in red)
Combo PE/LS License holders: $300/every 2 years – Late fees are charged at $150 per month, up to a max of $200 (for a total renewal and late fees of $500) and CPD Log and Records are required if late per IDAPA 10.01.04.009.05 (See above note ** in red)
Corporate/Business Certificates: $120/every year – Late fees are charged at $60 per month, up to a max of $380 (for a total renewal and late fees of $500)
Engineer Intern/Land Surveyor Intern: $20/every 2 year – No late fees accrue as renewal is strictly voluntary
Retired License Status: No Charge/every 2 years (to update your contact information. – To reinstate a retired license to allow for active practice of your profession, please contact Edith.Williams@ipels.idaho.gov. The fee to reinstate from retired status is the same as the fee renew a license (see IDAPA 24.32.01.011.01) in addition to the CPD requirements of IDAPA 24.32.01 SubChapt C 204.04.)

Late fees/reinstatement fees are charged as noted under 54-1216 Expirations and Renewals – Fees

Reinstatement of an expired license requires submittal of your CPD Records - see CPD Information page.

Only electronic renewals and payment are accepted at this time.