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Professional Engineering

General Information

The District of Columbia Board of Professional Engineering regulates the licensing and practice of professional engineers and land surveyors and protects the public by upholding the District of Columbia’s Professional Engineers municipal regulations.

With the consent of the Council of the District of Columbia , the Mayor appoints the members of the Board to serve three year terms. The Board consists of seven members. Four members must have a valid DC professional engineer license from any discipline, two members must have a valid DC land surveyor license, and one member must be a consumer member. Excluding the consumer member, each Board member must have been actively engaged in the practice of engineering or land surveying in the District of Columbia for at least five years preceding his or her appointment. Four members of the Board constitute a quorum.

Excluding December and one other month that varies from year to year, the Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Renew License

The renewal date is August 31, 2020.

Renew License

Meeting Dates

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 2
  • April 20 (Recess)
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 20 (Recess)
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 20 (Recess)

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License Lookup

Need to find the status of a licensee? Click here.

License Services

To apply for a license or access the online portal, please click here.

Please contact a customer service representative at 1-866-270-9817 if you have any questions or you do not know the email address linked with your license.

Click here for a list of fees.

Register for the 2019 Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam

The October 2019 Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) (or Professional Engineer) examination will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019. Note: Applicants must register on the The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website and pay for the exam booklet and grading process. Failure to register and complete payments on NCEES will prohibit approval to sit for the exam on the scheduled dates. The cost of the NCEES registration ($250 for PE exam, $400 for SE Vertical, and $400 for Lateral exam) is separate from the application fee to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).

Please review this document carefully prior to submitting an application.

Board Members & Staff

Board Members

  • Samuel Wilson – Chair, Professional Engineer
  • Barry Lucas – Professional Engineer
  • Mary Jean Pajak – Professional Engineer
  • Paul Rich – Professional Engineer
  • Roland Carter – Consumer Member
  • Vacant – Land Surveyor
  • Vacant – Land Surveyor

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

  • Leon Lewis – Executive Director
  • Avis Pearson – Board Administrator
  • Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator

Professional Engineering Newsletter

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