Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
BOARD PHYSICAL OFFICE CLOSED
Tuesday 6/6 -Thursday 6/8/2023
So staff can att4end training and remote outreach
Virtural Office Remains Open
There may be a delay returning calls or emails.
If you need assistance, please call Troy at (307) 777-6156
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Licenses renewed after 12/31/2022 may reflect a "Pending Renewal" stauts. The sofware contractor is working diligently to ensure all licenses reflect the proper status. If you have any questions about the status of a license showing "Pending Renewal", please contact the Board office.
Board's Mission Statement
The Board's mission is to safeguard life, health and property of the public by assuring that those who practice the professions of engineering and land surveying are licensed and attain and maintain competence in those professions.
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Thomas V. Anderson, Public Member
Tom Anderson's contributions to the Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will be missed. Still, it will be his character that members and staff will reflect on fondly. He never turned down an opportunity to serve, as he was always the first to offer to help with any Board task. He genuinely cared for the members and staff, and all found it extremely easy to be around Tom's always cheerful and optimistic personality. Tom began serving as the Board's Public Member in 2009 and served as Board Chair for four and a half of those years. Tom represented Wyoming nationally on several committees, including Uniform Procedures and Legislative Guidelines as well as the Member Board Administrators committee. Tom represented Wyoming during the Western Zone interim meetings and on several of the committees. Onward and upward, Tom.
Thomas Val Anderson, "T.A." to those who knew him, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in a tragic car accident.
Born on Christmas Day during the 1948 Blizzard in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Thomas was the son of John D. Anderson and Eunice M. Anderson. He was the oldest of three children.
Thomas grew up on the Anderson Family Farm in Henry, Nebraska and went to school in Torrington, Wyoming until the family moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1965, where he completed his junior and senior years of high school at Natrona County High School. While there, Thomas was an exceptional athlete, participating in football, basketball, and track. In fact, he was awarded six varsity letters, was an all-state track and field athlete, and he was even voted to be 'Athlete of the Year' in 1967.
Thomas graduated high school in 1967 and went on to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering, where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He was also part of the ATO fraternity, a brotherhood that remained strong throughout his life.
Upon completing his degree; Thomas took the position of Engineering Manager for Steel Structures Inc., where he worked for 36 years until Steel Structures retired the business. He proudly created T.Anderson Consulting and remained active until his final day. Read full obituary here.
2023 Spring Newsletter
Two Board members recognized for excellence in their field, Outreach teams hit the University, hear from WES President Shelby Carlson and NCEES releases their Squared publication! Check out the Board's Spring newsletter.
Interested in submitting an article for the Wyoming Board Bulletin? Contact email@example.com.
Surveyors Outreach - 2023
National Surveyors Week
March 19-25, 2023
Wyoming kicked off National Surveyors Week with a Proclamation signing by Honorable Governor Mark Gordon.
Surveying is the foundation of our country, be sure to recognize a surveyor this week!
George Dale, LS; Shannon Stanfill, Executive Director Wyoming Board; Troy Niesen, Exam & Outreach Coordinator Wyoming Board; Jeff Jones, LS; Honorable Governor Mark Gordon; Cotton Jones, LS; Jack Studley, LS; Joel Ebner, LS; Cindy Jones, PhD, Program Manager, Engineering Outreach University of Wyoming; and Sonja Sparks, LS.
We invite educators and students in grades 9-12 to connect and collaborate with professional land surveyors and GIS professionals as part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about these professions while supporting STEM objectives. Students will engage in an activity involving a web-based, interactive map called GEOInquiry that will connect students to their communities, Wyoming, the U.S. and the entire globe.
To schedule your in class visit or for more information, contact:
Cindy Jones |307-766-4236 |firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers Outreach - 2023
National Engineers Week (#eweek2023) matches licensed professional engineers with 3rd grade students throughout Wyoming. Together they bring engineering to life with hands-on engineering activities that inspire problem solving and innovative thinking.
February 20-24, 2023
The 2023 event will engage 3918 students in 217 classes from 81 schools in 17 counties participating with
119 engineer volunteers from 72 firms!
CEPS student ambassadors made and shipped or delivered over 3000 kits!
Only possible because of our generous sponsors:
Volunteers and Participants:
Christopher James Walker
Gordon F Shinkle
Harry E. Hughes, PE
Jack de Ryk
James G Kowalski
Joseph (Joe) A Gulino
Lee Ann Reiter
Marshall Moore, PE
Nolan A ONeal
Zach St Jean
Cedarville Engineering Group
CES Engineering Services MT, LLC
Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities
City of Casper
City of Green River
City of Riverton
Civil Engineering Professionals Inc
Dan Brown & Associates
Department of Environmental Quality - Water & Wastewater District Engineer
ENCOMPASS ENERGY CONSULTING LLC
Engineer Design Associates
Ghost Solutions LLC
Great West Engineering
Griz Creek Engineering
HDR Engineering, Inc
JAG Engineering, LLC
James Gores and Associates
Jorgensen Association/Jorgensen Geotechnical
Kirkwood Oil and Gas
Lovas Engineering, PC
Mountain States Consulting Services
The Nature Conservancy
Orso Oil & Gas Consulting, LLC
Owl Creek Engineering, LLC
Powder River Energy Corporation
Providence Engineering and Environmental
RockSol Consulting Group
Samuel Engineering, Inc.
Self Employed (Retired Senior Executive, ExxonMobil)
Stantec Consulting Services Inc
State of Wyoming
State of Wyoming Water Development
Sunshine Valley Petroleum
Thunder Basin Coal Company, LLC
University of Wyoming
US Bureau of Reclamation retired
UW CEPS Civil Engineering Major
UW CEPS Electrical Engineering Major
UW CEPS Engergy Systems Engineering Major
UW CEPS Math Major
UW CEPS Mechanical Engineerin Graduate Student
William H. Smith and Associates
Wyoming Water Development Office
Big Piney Elementary
Cloud Peak Elementary
Desert View Elementary
Fort Caspar Academy
Gannett Peak Elementary
Henry A Coffeen
Highland Park Elementary
Laramie Montessori Charter
Little Snake River Valley Elementary
Paradise Valley Elementary
PIoneer Park Elementary
Prairie Wind Elementary
Ralph Witters Elementary
Slade Elementary School
Snowy Range Academy
South Side Elementary
St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish Catholic
St. John Paul II Catholic
Tongue River Elementary
UW Lab School
Wind River Elementary
To participate next year or for any questions regarding eweek please contact:
Cindy Jones, Ph.D., Program Manager, Engineering Outreach CEPS University of Wyoming @ email@example.com
NCEES Exams and Supporting Materials
The PE Structural exam will have its last pencil-and-paper administration in October 2023. It will be offered at select locations, additional information can be found on the NCEES website.
Beginning November 1, 2023, examinees will be able to register and schedule CBT appointments, which will be available year-round for the Vertical and Lateral Forces breadth sections. The exam administration for the Vertical and Lateral Forces breadth sections will start on April 1, 2024. The April administration will be a two-day event for the depth sections with the Vertical Forces exam offered on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and the Lateral Forces exam offered on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board. Member Boards who manually approve candidates are encouraged to approve candidates as they register to allow them to reserve their seat for the two-day depth section event as early as possible.
PE Fire Protection
The PE Fire Protection exam will be offered October 2023 and will shift its Linear Fixed Form (LFF) administration to the Spring. The test date is Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Registration with NCEES for this exam will begin November 1, 2023. Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board. Member Boards who manually approve candidates are encouraged to approve candidates as they register to allow them to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
PE Control Systems
The PE Control Systems exam will be offered October 2023 and will shift its Linear Fixed Form (LFF) administration to the Spring. The test date is Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Registration with NCEES for this exam will begin November 1, 2023. Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board. Member Boards who manually approve candidates are encouraged to approve candidates as they register to allow them to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
PE Electrical & Computer
Electronics, Controls, and Communications – The PE Electrical and Computer: Electronics, Controls, and Communications exam will be offered October 2023 and will shift its Linear Fixed Form (LFF) administration to the Spring. The test date is Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Registration with NCEES for this exam will begin November 1, 2023. Examinees may reserve their seat at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board. Member Boards who manually approve candidates are encouraged to approve candidates as they register to allow them to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
PE Agricultural and Biological | PE Petroleum
Exams will have new specifications and design standards starting in October 2023. The specifications were posted in April 2023 on the NCEES website.
Wyoming Paths to Professional Engineering Licensure
The Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (WYOPEPLS) assists in providing information and guidance to obtain a professional engineering license. WYOPEPLS’s website provides a “one-stop” location for license application; renewal; search; and related rules, regulations and statutes (https://engineersandsurveyors.wyo.gov/home).
Wyoming was the first state to require licensure of engineers in 1907 due to the “unruly nature of engineering and land surveying in a vast, largely undeveloped state.” Charles Bellamy (patriarch of a Wyoming family of engineers) was the first licensed engineer in the U.S. His license was issued on August 8, 1907. Since 1907, Wyoming has issued over 11,000 professional licenses.
The Wyoming license of professional engineers is based on the “three-legged stool” of engineering education, engineering experience, and examination. To meet these requirements, Wyoming has multiple paths to licensure. Three of the paths are summarized here.
Traditional Pathway. The traditional path requires a degree from an engineering program that is accredited by ABET/EAC, four years of engineering experience completed after the degree, and successful completion of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination and an NCEES Principles of Practice Exam (PE) or NCEES Structural Exam (SE).
Doctoral Degree Path. A license may also be obtained via the doctoral degree path. For this path, the applicant must have earned a doctoral degree in engineering from an institution that grants ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate or graduate degrees. Four years of engineering experience is also required. The four years of experience must be obtained after the applicant completes their first degree (undergraduate or graduate) in engineering. The applicant must also successfully complete a written examination on professional ethics and Wyoming engineering licensing laws and also complete an interview with the Board.
NCEES Equivalency Path. What if your engineering education does not fit these paths? In this case, your combined educational credentials (undergraduate, graduate) will be evaluated against the NCEES education standard by the WYOPEPLS Application Review Committee (ARC) for schools within the United States. The standard requires:
32 college semester credit hours of higher mathematics and basic sciences.
o Credits in mathematics must be beyond algebra and trigonometry and must emphasize mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation. Courses in differential and integral calculus are required.
o Credits in basic sciences must include at least two courses. These courses must be in general chemistry, general calculus-based physics, or general biological sciences; the two courses may not be in the same area.
48 college credit hours of engineering science and engineering design.
o Courses in engineering science must be taught within the college/faculty of engineering and must have their roots in mathematics and basic sciences but carry knowledge further toward creative application of engineering principles.
o Courses in engineering design must stress the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation. Graduate-level engineering courses may be included to fulfill curricular requirements in this area.
12 college credit hours in a general education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum.
o Examples of traditional humanities/social sciences courses in this area are philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics (micro and macro), professional ethics, and social responsibility. Examples of other general education courses deemed acceptable include management (such as organizational behavior), accounting, written and oral communications, business, and law.
If your education credentials are from an international institution of higher education, equivalency analysis is completed directly by NCEES. (https://ncees.org/records/ncees-credentials-evaluations/).
If your education credentials are found to be equivalent to NCEES standards, you will need to complete four years of engineering experience and successfully complete the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination and an NCEES Principles of Practice Exam (PE) or NCEES Structural Exam (SE).
If your education credentials are found to be not equivalent to NCEES standards, the ARC will provide a list of requirements to meet equivalency. Applicants are encouraged to complete additional coursework in a timely manner.
The goal of the WYOPEPLS is to assist all qualified applicants in obtaining a professional engineering license. We are here to help. Feel free to reach out to WYOPEPLS at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Barrett, Ph.D. P.E.
Steven Barrett, Ph.D. P.E. is a licensed professional engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He has served on the WYOPEPLS since 2016. He received the BS Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1979, the M.E.E.E. from the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1986, and the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993.
May 8, 2023
Board Special Teleconference | 11:30 AM MDT | Agenda
Zoom ID: 869 4994 8270
May 15, 2023
Deadline for all Applicants going before Board for approval of licensure at the June 12th Board meeting.
(applications must be complete with all additional information turned in by this date, no later than 10:00 AM MST) PE Applicants with an MLE NCEES Record Book go before the Executive Director every Friday for approval.
Year Round Outreach Opportunity
LS & GIS Professionals have the opportunity to raise awareness about these professions while supporting STEM objectives in the junior and senior high classrooms with an interactive map called GEOInquiry. Sign up today!
2022 Quarterly Board Meetings
June 12, 2023
Board Meeting| National Museum of Vehicles, Dubois WY | 8:00 a.m. | Agenda TBD
September 22, 2023
Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:00 a.m. | Agenda TBD
December 11, 2023
Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:30 a.m. | Agenda TBD