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

Laws which prescribe licensure and regulate the practice of professions are enacted under the police powers of this State and are primarily for the protection of the public. The WV Engineering Law regulates the practice of the profession of engineering and is intended for the guidance of persons who seek licensure to practice professional engineering, professional engineers and their firms, public officials who have responsibilities involving engineering matters, and any other person interested in the WV Engineering Law for Professional Engineers.

It is hoped that the information contained herein will be helpful in understanding the substantive and procedural aspects of the Statutory Law and the Legislative Rules under which the Board endeavors to carry out its responsibilities.

FINAL LEGISLATIVE RULE FILING - As authorized by the Governor per signing of HB4252 that passed during the 2020 WV Legislative Session.

Series 7-1 - Rule Revision – April 2020

MODIFIED LEGISLATIVE RULE FILING - As authorized by Legislative Rule-Making Committee on November 17, 2019, incorporating one recommended change.

WV PE Board Submission for consideration by the 2020 WV Legislature
Series 7-1 Rule Revision – November 2019

TO BE UPDATED ASAP! Please reference new Legislative Rules above, effective April 1, 2020, when using this document.

WV Engineering Law Booklet – October 2018

WV Engineering Law (State Code - Chapter 30, Article 13) – As of March 2015
WV Engineering Law (State Rules - Title 7, Series 1 – Examination, Licensure and Practice) – As of April 2020
WV Engineering Law (State Rules - Title 7, Series 2 – Administrative Hearing Procedures) – As of July 2004

For the most current information (which is posted to this site as soon as possible), you may also access the WV Engineering Law through the West Virginia Legislature’s website for Code provisions and the West Virginia Secretary of State's web site for historic and current rules governing the profession. Click the links below to access these sites.  Regarding the Code of State Rules page, once there select Professional Engineers.

West Virginia Legislature
WV State Code for Professions and Occupations

West Virginia Secretary of State
Code of State Rules

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

Site Last Updated 4/7/2020