Members: Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

The Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is made up of 7 members appointed by the Governor:

  • 5 members are professional engineers.
  • 2 members are professional land surveyors.

Board members

  • Scott Valentine, PLS — Chair
    Spokane, WA
    Term expires July 2015
  • Chun C. Lau, PE-Civil/Structural — Vice Chair
    Bellevue, WA
    Term expires July 2016
  • Stephen Shrope, PE-Civil/Structural
    Spokane, WA
    Term expires July 2015
  • Neil A. Norman, PE-Mechanical
    Richland, WA
    Term expires July 2017
  • Nirmala Gnanapragasam, Ph.D, PE-Civil
    Seattle, WA
    Term expires July 2018
  • Ivan VanDewege, PE-Electrical
    Battle Ground, WA
    Term expires July 2019
  • James Wengler, PLS
    Port Angeles, WA
    Term expires July 2019

Board mission

To safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public welfare in regards to engineering, land surveying and on-site wastewater system designs by assuring:

  • Only qualified applicants are permitted to take the examinations for licensure.
  • Only competent individuals are granted licensure to practice.
  • Only licensed individuals are permitted to offer and/or provide service.
  • Only registered businesses are authorized to provide services to the public.
  • All applicants, registrants, and licensees maintain a high standard of practice and compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and regulations.

Board meetings

The board holds 6–8 two-day meetings each year. For information about upcoming board meetings, please see Meetings.

Appointments

Members of the Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors are appointed to a 5-year term, and may be reappointed to a second 5-year term. Board appointments are effective on July 9 of each year.

Requirements to be appointed to the board

To qualify, all board members must:

  • Hold a valid Washington license as a professional engineer or land surveyor.
  • Have been actively engaged in practice for at least 10 years after becoming a registered engineer or land surveyor.
  • Have been actively engaged in practice for the 5 years immediately before being appointed to the board.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have been a resident of the state of Washington for the 5 years immediately before being appointed to the board.
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