The Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
was established by legislative action in 1935. Its charter is to protect
the public by helping to safeguard life, health, and property, and to
promote the public welfare by providing for the licensing and regulation of
persons in the practices of engineering and land surveying.
This purpose is achieved through the establishment of minimum qualifications
for entry into the professions of engineering and land surveying, through
the adoption of rules defining and delineating unlawful or unethical
conduct, and through swift and effective discipline for those individuals
or entities who violate the applicable laws or rules.
The Board is comprised of seven members, appointed by the Governor. There
are five professional engineers (PE) members and two professional land
surveyor (PLS) members. All members are appointed for a five year term.
The Board reviews applications, administers the national licensing examinations,
develops and administers the state specific licensing examination, licenses
qualified applicants, and regulates the professional practice of licensees
throughout the State. They also have the power to discipline those individuals
who are not licensed in the State but who are performing engineering or land
surveying in the State.
Board meetings are held at the Board offices in Montgomery, and are open to the
public. We ask that persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration
submit written notification or request to be placed on the agenda 20 days prior
to the scheduled meeting.