By the Division of Professional Licensure

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Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Clinton Dick, Executive Director

Members of the engineering and surveying professions provide services to consumers as defined by the statutes and described in the regulations. Engineers practice in many areas, including (but not limited to) chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, structural, agricultural, aeronautical/aerospace, fire protection, manufacturing, industrial, nuclear, petroleum and safety.

The Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors establishes, monitors and enforces qualifying standards for the engineering and land surveying professions. The Board works to insure that persons practicing in these professions are competent to practice and are not endangering the life, health, safety and welfare of the public.

The Board regulates the practice of licensed Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors through the Code of Regulations, which include the Rules of Professional Responsibility. The Board has successfully applied strict standards of education and experience for its licensees, as well as in administering examinations in Fundamental Knowledge and Principles and Practice to determine a candidate's competence to practice engineering and land surveying. It has aggressively pursued taking disciplinary action against licensees for the protection of the public

The Board and its subcommittees review, evaluate and act on applications for licenses. The Board conducts interviews and oral examinations to verify an applicant's qualifications. The written examinations administered by the Board provide a final screen of an applicant's qualifications. Board members are members of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. This council prepares national examinations for the regulated professions, develops uniform standards for comity registration among the states, and acts as a clearinghouse for the law enforcement activities of its member boards.