About the Board of Registration

The North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors was established by the state legislature to regulate the professions of engineering and land surveying.  The legislature enacted a series of laws that spell out the composition of the board, the board’s powers, responsibilities and standards for issuing licenses to engineers and land surveyors.

The Board is composed of 5 members.  Four of the members are Professional Engineers and one member is a Professional Land Surveyor.  Candidates for a Board Member position are nominated by the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers for the engineering positions, and the surveyor position is nominated by the North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors.  The list of nominees is submitted to the Governor’s office and the Governor selects one of the nominees for appointment to the Board.

Board members serve a 5-year term.  Term expirations are staggered so only 1 position on the Board is up for reappointment in any given year.  Board members are not paid for their services but their expenses are reimbursed and they are given the standard state per diem rate.

All meetings of the Board are open to the public.  The Board welcomes and encourages everyone to attend a meeting.  If you want to attend a meeting, you do not need to let us know in advance or schedule your attendance.  If a meeting is held via teleconference, please contact us and we'll tell you the nearest available location.  However, if you do let us know, we’ll be able to make sure there is enough room to make everyone comfortable.