Alabama Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors

Our Mission

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.