West Virginia State Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers
West Virginia State Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers

Authorized Company (COA)

All Active WV Certificates of Authorizations (COAs) for firms expire on December 31, 2021. Please note you will not be permitted to log into the 2022 - 2023 PE Renewal System until December 2021.

Please note the WV Engineering Law requires our agency to send notification at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license, meaning no later than December 1st of odd numbered years for COAs and December 1st of even numbered years for PEs and Retired. Renewal notification cards are typically mailed in mid-late November and the WV State Treasurer's Office activates our online license renewal system at the same time. You will also receive a courtesy email notification to your record email address(es) last provided to our agency.

Inactive/Lapsed Status

The current renewal season, and additional 30-day grace period, is closed. Any registrant (Professional Engineer or Retired Engineer) who did not renew their license is now either in “Inactive” status by official request or “Lapsed” status based on administrative procedure. Any entity (company, firm, etc) that did not renew their Certificate of Authorization is now is now either in “Inactive” status by official request or “Lapsed” status based on administrative procedure. Any PE or firm that defaulted to a lapsed status received a certified letter stating they failed to respond to the recent renewal request and have automatically been placed in "Lapsed" status. According to the WV Code, it is illegal for any person or firm with such status to practice or even offer to provide engineering services in West Virginia until they have been approved by the WV PE Board to return to “Active” status.

A registrant may bring an "Inactive" or "Lapsed" or "Retired" license to "Active" status by applying for reinstatement, obtaining all delinquent PDH's and paying the appropriate reinstatement fees. The number of PDH's required shall be a maximum thirty (30). A company may bring an "Inactive" or "Lapsed" COA to "Active" status by applying for reinstatement and paying the required reinstatement fees.

For details on PE reinstatement for individuals, click here.

For details on COA reinstatement for companies, click here.


West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
300 Capitol Street - Suite 910, Charleston, West Virginia  25301
(304) 558-3554   |   info@wvpebd.org