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

  • Stephen Shrope, PE-Civil/Structural — Chair
    Spokane, WA
    Term expires July 2015
  • Scott Valentine, PLS — Vice Chair
    Spokane, WA
    Term expires July 2015
  • Melvin F. Garland, PLS
    Sumner, WA
    Term expires July 2014
  • Daniel Parker, PE-Electrical
    Auburn, WA
    Term expires July 2014
  • Chun C. Lau, PE-Civil/Structural
    Bellevue, WA
    Term expires July 2016
  • Neil A. Norman, PE-Mechanical
    Richland, WA
    Term expires July 2017
  • Nirmala Gnanapragasam, Ph.D, PE-Civil
    Seattle, WA
    Term expires July 2018

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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