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California Organization Record for licensed engineers

California Organization Record for licensed engineers

California Organization Record for licensed engineers

Sorry that this is so specific to California, but I didn't know another forum to ask.

California requires all licensed engineers that that offer professional services to register with the board. We also have to disassociate when one leaves a business. SEAOC had an article about this: https://www.seaoc.org/news/393127/The-Organization... . Here is the Board's website: https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/licensees/or_form_info.s...

I was curious if anyone knows why this is a requirement? Is this to protect the general public, the company, the engineer? If you are licensed in California, have you done this?
They make it a bit difficult to even see if it is filed correctly, as you have to call.

Each engineer has to make sure the Organization Record for their company is correct. Here is the excerpt from bpelsf.ca.gov:

Organization Record Forms

The law requires all licensees who offer civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or land surveying services through a business entity to file an Organization Record (OR) form with the Board. The information that must be provided on the OR form includes the name of the business; the addresses of the primary and branch offices (if any); the types of professional services provided through the business; the names of all of the owners, partners, or officers (both licensed and unlicensed); and the names of all of the Professional Engineers and/or Professional Land Surveyors who are in responsible charge of the professional services provided. A new OR form must be filed whenever any of this information changes.

Additionally, if you leave a business where you were in responsible charge of the professional services, then you must file a Disassociation Record form.

It is your responsibility as a licensee to make sure current information is on file with the Board. If you would like to check on the most current Organization Record form on file for your company, please call the Enforcement Unit at (916) 999-3584.

Thanks, Bob

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