Board of Professional Engineering

Washington, DC
Planning and Economic Development

Total public members:                  7           

Method of Appointment:               Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council        

Length of Appointment:               3 years

Residency:                                    Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                                    No (all roles are voluntary)



The Board shall regulate the practice of professional engineers and land surveyors.


Commission membership: 

The Board shall consist of 7 members of whom 4 shall be professional engineers licensed in the District in various disciplines, 2 shall be land surveyors licensed in the District, and one shall be a public consumer member.



Professional engineers must be licensed in the District of Columbia and "qualified to practice engineering by reason of special knowledge and use of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, acquired by engineering education and engineering experience". 

Land surveyors must be duly licensed in the District of Columbia and have professional and life experience as a licensed land surveyor in the District.


Time commitment:  

The Commission has monthly meetings; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.

If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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