Any registrant (Professional Engineer or Retired Engineer) who did not renew their license is now either in “Inactive” status by 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 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 no less than fifteen (15) and no more than thirty (30). A company may bring an "Inactive" or "Lapsed" COA to "Active" status by applying for reinstatement and paying the accelerated reinstatement fees.
For details on PE reinstatement for individuals, click here.
For details on COA reinstatement for companies, click here.