Commercial Application

Certificate of Commercial Practice (CoCP):

If your firm desires to offer or practice engineering and or land surveying services in the state of North Dakota, it will need to receive a Certificate of Commercial Practice (CoCP) from our Board. Applying for your CoCP in North Dakota will require our completed application with the registration fee, a currently registered professional within the state of North Dakota, and compliance with North Dakota’s Secretary of State. Compliance with our Secretary of State may require your company to obtain a Certificate of Authority (COA) from their office. Please contact our Secretary of States office at (701) 328-4284 or visit their website for more information. Our office will work in conjunction with the Secretary of State as much as possible, but it is still the responsibility of the applicant to forward all required information to the appropriate agency.


We are pleased to offer the opportunity for you to submit your companies CoCP application online. This service will allow you to fill out your application, pay by credit card, and submit your application without you needing to send or upload any additional documents. Please take note that only active licensed professionals will appear for you to add to your company, interns are not included. If your company does not have a licensed professional they will need to be issued a license before you can submit a CoCP application. You will be creating a login as part of the application, this login will be used for tracking the progress of your application, future renewals, and for updating information regarding your companies CoCP license. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing of your application.


  1. Please complete our CoCP application below.
    • Note: You can fill out and print your application from the webpage window, this means handwritten and illegible applications will not be be accepted
  2. Mail your completed application and check to:


3255 Greensboro Dr., Ste 203

Bismarck, ND 58503

Note: Incomplete applications or applications submitted without payment will not be processed and will be returned to the sender. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed.