About the CEAO
The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) raises the technical and non-technical
standards of service rendered to the general public by the County Engineer and his or her
employees by establishing a central point for reference and group discussion of mutual
The CEAO provides conferences, seminars, and workshops to its members on selected subjects relating to engineering concerns and local transportation systems. Special bulletins about critical state and national legislative matters are frequently issued.
Each of Ohio's 88 counties elects a County Engineer. Only persons who hold registration
certificates form the State of Ohio as both Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and
Registered Professional Surveyor (P.S.) may hold the office of County Engineer. To
achieve both accreditations requires a minimum of a college degree in engineering and
surveying, four years of experience in engineering and surveying, and 16 hours of
testing for each license. Ohio has the most rigorous standards in the United States for
qualifying its County Engineers.
"ALL TRAVEL STARTS AND ENDS ON A LOCAL ROAD"
Since 1940, the County Engineers Association of Ohio has worked to unify its members in providing the highest quality transportation, drainage, surveying and land record keeping services. From the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services to continuing land development needs, CEAO strives to construct solutions for many challenges to Ohio's local infrastructure.