Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Board Operation Update

The public is encouraged to seek Board assistance through the website, email, and telephone as the COVID-19 Pandemic progresses.

This helps ensure the safety of both the public and staff.

Phone: (307) 777-6155 or (307) 777-6156

Application Review Information

Application Review for all applicants without an NCEES Record Book will be at the next quarterly Board meeting (deadlines set and listed below).

Application Review for all applicants with an NCEES Record Book will be every Friday by the Executive Director.

Board Announcements

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules

The Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors hereby gives public notice pursuant to W.S. § 16-3-103, that it intends to amend Chapters 1, 3 and 5 of its rules.

The proposed changes in Chapter 1 and 5 update the reference to a document the Board has incorporated into its rules: The National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics. This updated reference simply incorporates the newest version of the Code.

The proposed changes in Chapter 3 are in response to Senate Enrolled Act No. 13 (2021) related to licensing applicants who are already licensed in another state. The language additions and modifications clarify experience requirements, define “substantial equivalency” regarding the education, training, examination and experience requirements of other states as that term is used in the newly created W.S. § 33-1-120(b)(i), and address professional licensing requirements for military spouses under W.S. § 33-1-117 by identifying an expedited license process and describing competency requirements for qualified military spouses.

Copies of the proposed rules in strike and underscore format may be obtained online at https://rules.wyo.gov/Search.aspx?Agency=037&Program=0001 or upon request to Shannon Stanfill at the Board office at 6920 Yellowtail Road, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY 82002. The Board welcomes all comments and suggestions on the proposed changes to its rules and regulations. Comments must be received in the Board office, to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2021. Individuals may send comments to the above address or by accessing the Comments link. Any individual who comments on the rules may request that the Board provide a statement of principal reasons for overruling the individual’s comments. If requested, the statement will be issued within thirty (30 days) after the Board’s action.

A public hearing will be held by the Board if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. Requests for a hearing should be directed to the Board at the above address by the date specified above. Notice of the hearing will be provided to all persons making a timely request therefore.

Rule Public Dated May 15, June 7 and June 28, 2021

In Memory of Albert "Boots" Nelson, PELS 578

Nelson Engineering Founder, Mentor, Respected Colleague and Friend.

Albert L. “Boots” Nelson, 87 passed away on January 22, 2021 at his home in Jackson Wyoming surrounded by his loving family.

Boots was born of ranching parents in Jackson, Wyoming in 1933. His nickname, Boots, came from his early childhood years, stomping around proudly in his cowboy boots. In 1951, after graduating from Jackson/Wilson High School, he enrolled at the University of Wyoming in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (UWCEAS). Boots’ education was interrupted by military service during which he served as a ski and outdoor survival instructor for two years in the Army Mountain Training Command. In 1956, Boots and his fiancé Bev Kudar were married, and they returned to Laramie to complete his engineering degree program. While in college, Boots worked part time at Banner Associates, a Laramie engineering firm. The experience molded his career. Boots graduated in 1959 with a degree in civil engineering and continued working with Banner until 1962. From there he became a field engineer for Questar in Vernal, Utah.

In 1964, Boots founded Nelson Engineering with fellow Jacksonite classmate, Lew Clark, and opened an office in the Rock Springs/Green River area, because Jackson could not support a firm year-round. By 1972, there was enough work to relocate the firm and his family to Jackson. During his career, Boots assisted with the building of the radar system that protected the U.S. during the Cold War, and he contributed to the construction of blast doors that shielded atomic weapons in South Dakota. He worked on a transbasin system that ships water out of the Platte River drainage and to Cheyenne. In fact, Boots designed Jackson’s first modern water system in the 1960s. He helped Paul McCollister create the first subdivision in Teton Village.

In his tenure as President of Nelson Engineering, Boots led the company to become one of the top engineering firms in Wyoming before retiring in 2007. The firm now has offices located in Jackson and Buffalo, Wyoming, and Teton County, Idaho. Nelson Engineering staff and principals still remain dedicated to the highest professional standards in the industry, just as they were when Boots was in the office. “The firm has progressed and done well,” Boots was quoted as saying in 2010; “I’m very proud of the work that we’ve done.”

Boots served as Director and then President of ACEC Wyoming and was also active in the Wyoming Engineering Society (WES) where he served as President. In 1993, one of his projects was named WES project of the year and it went to a national ACEC competition, an event he became involved with shortly after his participation. The ACEC Engineering Excellence Award Ceremony is known as the “Oscar Awards of Engineering.” The program, judging, and award ceremony is managed by the ACEC-EEA Committee. Boots served on that committee for the next ten years, and was chairman for two of those years. He was the first ACEC Wyoming member to be named a Fellow of ACEC and was recognized for his excellence in engineering by his induction into the University of Wyoming College of Engineering’s Hall of Fame in 2010, what he described as a tremendous honor for him personally.

An obituary and memorial services will follow in the Spring. Condolences may be sent to the family at https://www.valleymortuaryjackson.com/obituary/AlbertBoots-Nelson

Inside this issue find these and more!

  • Board's Farewell to Bob Norton, PELS

  • Legislation, Enforcement & Expired Licenses

  • WES-Challenges Lead to Opportunity

  • Relicensure in Wyoming

  • NCEES Option for Active Military & Spouses

  • UWCEAS-Civil & Architectural Engineering

  • NCEES Celebrating 100 Years- Check out their interactive timeline!

  • NCEES Land Surveying Podcasts & Profiles

  • WES-Annual Awards Announced

  • Outreach

WES 2021 Convention Annual Report

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyor's Vice-Chair Jeff Fuller, PE presented an Annual Report at the Wyoming Engineers and Surveyors Society (WES) 2021 Convention. The report shared information on who represents the Board, its purpose and creation and how it carries out its mission . The report also shared licensing numbers for the year end of 2020 and the new Wyoming resident interns and licensees.

The link above or found here provides you with the report.

Be Aware: Scammers Targeting Professional License Holders

State licensing boards and professional license holders should to be aware that scam callers are targeting those who hold a professional license. Scammers call the professional licensees claiming that one's licenses is "under investigation" and at risk of being immediately suspended if the licensee does not pay a bond. Caller ID may even display the legitimate licensing office's phone number that has been spoofed by the scam callers.

The Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will never call their licensees and demand immediate payment or threaten members.

Origination Arkansas, please see following article for more information:


E-Week 2021 Update

Thank you Wyoming Professionals of 2021


Alan Corey

Alin Cortez

Allison Davis

Amanda Miller

Amol Bhavsar

Andrea Comer

Andrew Elston

Beau Hill

Benjamin Nemec

Brennan Ruth

Brian Gray

Brian Rentner

Brittany Darnell

Burt Andreen

Cara Keslar

Christina Paxton

Christofer Lovas

Cole Thomas

Cole Wright

Collin Fossen

Dan Kerbs

Daniel Hayes

Darbi Buckmiller

Darci Hendon

Dustin Woods

Eric Nunn

Harry Hughes

Ian Morrison

Jera Likely

Jessica Klein

Joana Olsen


Joe Roth

John Eddins

Jorden Schulte

Kaitlyn Stapp

Katie Creasey

Kelby Wilkison

Kelly Erickson

Krista Johnston

Lillian Freed

Louis Harmon

Mark Corbridge

Mark Westenskow

Marshall Moore

Matt Olsen

Matt Williams

Meghan A Higgins

Meghan Higgins

Michael Doherty

Michelle Edwards

Nadia Morris

Phillip Fessler

Quentin Rogers

Ray DeStefano

Ryan Kobbe

Skyler Helffrich

Tim Brugger

Tony MacDonald

Tyson Markham

Will Hensel

Zach St. Jean


Andreen Hunt Const., Inc.

Augmented Reservoir Solutions, LLC

AVI Engineering

Campbell County Government

City of Casper

City of Green River

Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc


Devon Energy

Dominion Energy


Engineering Associates

Engineering Design Associates


Grand Teton National Park


Inberg-Miller Engineers

JFC Engineers & Surveyors


KLJ Engineering

L&H Industrial

Martin/Martin Wyoming

Morrison- Maierle

Owl Creek Engineering, LLC

Powder River Energy (PRECorp)

SolTerra Engineering

Summit Engineering

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

T-O Engineers

Trihydro Corporation

UW CEAS Student Ambassadors


Western R&D LTD

WLC Engineering and Surveying


WYDOT Bridge Program / Cheyenne

Y2 Consultants


Afton Elementary School

Anderson Elementary

Arp Elementary

Ashgrove Elementary School

Bain Elementary School

Big Piney Elementary and

Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Carpenter Elementary

Centennial Valley School

Cloud Peak Elementary School

Coffeen Elementary

Crest Hill Elementary

Deming Elementary School

Desert View

Dildine Elementary

Douglas Intermediate School

Dry Creek

Dubois Elementary School

Gannett Peak Elementary

Glenn Livingston Elementary

Guernsey Sunrise Elementary

Highland Park Elementary

Jessup Elementary

John Paul II Catholic School

Kaycee Elementary School

LaBarge Elementary School

Laramie Montessori

Lincoln Elementary

Linford Elementary

Little Snake River Valley School

Meadowlark Elementary

Meeteetse Schools

Monroe Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary

Munger Mountain Elementary

Northpark Elementary

Paradise Valley Elementary

Park Elementary

Pine Bluffs Elementary School

Pinedale Elementary School

Prairie Wind Elementary

Pronghorn Elementary School

Ralph Witters Elementary

Rawlins Elementary School

Recluse School

Rocky Mountain Elementary

Rossman Elementary

Saratoga Elementary School

Shoshoni Elementary School


Southside Elementary

Spring Creek Elementary

St. Mary's Catholic School


Sundance Elementary

Sunset Elementary School

Tongue River Elementary

Washington Elementary

Willow Creek Elementary

Woodland Park Elementary

Woods Learning Center

Professionals overcome Pandemic

E-Week 2021 looked a bit different this year for a number of reasons. First being the COVID related impacts and social distancing guidance. But that did not stop the 61 Professional Engineers (PEs) that problem solved their way through the challenge. For some, this meant incorporating an exciting new activity, “The Lorax-Engineers Speak for the Trees.” This virtual activity allowed many schools to participate in the 2021 event when they otherwise would have been required to skip the 2021 event. Reports from those schools indicate the new activity was well received! Overall, the PEs and teachers brought engineering to life for 101 3rd grade classrooms across Wyoming. Whether they live-streamed or presented in-person, the PEs showed up! Many PE’s took on multiple classrooms and some at the same time. The virtual delivery allowed some PEs the chance to present to classrooms outside their home area. In total, 2,423 students were impacted!! The pictures below depict the many adaptations for the 2021 E-Week. Enjoy!!

Appreciation is given for all the Professional Engineer's willing to take on Eweek even with all the COVID challenges this year presented. For those that have reached out and are already considering 2022 we appreciate all the comments and want you to know that going forward we are going to combine the best of all past activities for more success next year. Be watching your inboxes for more information.

Exam Updates

PE & Structural Pencil-and-Paper Exams

The PE and Structural pencil-and-paper exams will be administered on April 22 & 23, 2021. Please refer to the NCEES Updates page.

Wyoming's first time examinees must apply to the Board by February 26, 2021. Following submittal of your application you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is your approval to apply directly with NCEES.

Wyoming's repeat exam takers do not need to file an additional application with the Board.

Two (2) weeks before exam: Any candidates who have not received their exam authorization by this date should contact NCEES directly at https://ncees.org/contact/.

PE Electrical and Computer: Power Exam

The PE Electrical and Computer: Power exam has moved to computer-based testing beginning January 2, 2021, instead of April 2021.

Examinees may sign up year-round through NCEES.

Applicants may sign up with the Wyoming Board for licensure by using the Professional Initial Exam & Licensure Application after passing exam and obtaining their four (4) years of experience.

Follow related updates through the NCEES website at https://ncees.org/pe-electrical-and-computer-power-exam/.

Outreach - 2021

Surveyor and GIS Outreach with GEOInquiry

Important Dates

April 27, 2021

Special Board Meeting via Zoom| 11:00 a.m. | AGENDA
Register in advance here.

May 3, 2021

Spring Newsletter: Board Bulletin Release

May 24, 2021

Deadline for all Applicants going before Board for approval of licensure at the June 14th Board meeting.

(applications must be complete with all additional information turned in by this date) Applicants with a NCEES Record Book go before the Executive Director every Friday for approval.

July1, 2021

Public Rules Comment Deadline|
5:00 p.m. | Comments Form |
Proposed Changes

2021 Quarterly Board Meetings

March 22, 2021

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:00 a.m. | AGENDA

June 14, 2021

Board Meeting| Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, 900 Norht Poplar, Casper WY| Zoom| 8:00 a.m. | Agenda

September 13, 2021

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:00 a.m.

December 13, 2021

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:30 a.m.