On May 21, 2019 Governor Jay Inslee signedinto law. It allows the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to become an independent Washington State agency. 3 professions regulated through the State Board supported the bill:
The process was an eye opening and positive learning experience. It highlighted the strength in solidarity of our professions. Also our continued belief in our legislative process.
The bill owes its success to 4 strong segments of support:
This is the beginning of a new era for the regulation of our professions. The transition of the Board into small agency status is in the planning process. A team from the Department of Licensing and the Board are working together in this effort. Minimizing the functional impact to our professions and the public is key as we move through the process.