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.
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules and Regulations
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 3 and 4 of its rules. The Board also proposes repealing Chapters 8 and 9.
The proposed changes in Chapter 4 adopt relicensure language from Emergency Rules and make clear that applicants for relicensure may obtain a new license by examination or comity or by satisfying the Board’s rules for relicensure. Further, this proposed change identifies what the Board has determined to be an appropriate number of continuing professional competency credits for relicensure.
The proposed changes in Chapter 3 include clarifying land surveying experience requirements, clarifying the exam requirement for all comity applicants, and correcting one non-substantive formatting error.
Research found that a 2013 Rule change moved language from Chapter 8 and 9 to Chapter 7 and 4 as part of a rules reduction effort. The 2013 Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules did not specifically repeal Chapter 8 and 9 as part of the publicly noticed changes. The Board now seeks to repeal those Chapters through rulemaking.
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 October 29, 2020. 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.
2020 Special Rulemaking Board Bulletin
The Wyoming Board hereby gives public notice pursuant to W.S. 16-3-103, that it intends to amend Chapters 3 and 4 of its rules. The Board also proposes repealing Chapters 8 and 9.
The cancellation of the April 2020 paper-and-pencil exam administration impacted approximately 16,000 examinees.
To accommodate as many examinees, the format of the October 2020 exam administration was modified..
The exam administration format for October 2020 paper-and-pencil will be administered over two days – Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23. Please note that exams usually offered once a year during the April administration will be offered in October.
The PE Electrical and Computer: Power exam is moving to computer-based testing beginning January 2, 2021, instead of April 2021.
Follow related updates through the NCEES website at ncees.org/COVID-19
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Civil: Water Resources & Environmental
SE Vertical Forces Bridges
SE Vertical Forces Buildings
Friday, October 23, 2020
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Electrical & Computer: Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer: Electronics, Controls, & Communications
Electrical & Computer: Power Metallurgical & Materials
Mining & Mineral Processing
Naval Architecture & Marine
SE Lateral Forces Bridges
SE Lateral Forces Buildings
Outreach - 2020
The Wyoming Board joins NSPE in celebrating licensed professional engineers with the fifth annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. On Professional Engineers Day, NSPE raises awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognizes licensed PEs, and shows appreciation for the work PEs do each and every day.
Thank you for all the work you do and for keeping the life, health and property of the public paramount in your work as licensed professionals.
Cameron H.G. Wright, Ph.D., PE
Obtaining a Professional Engineer’s license was a career goal that I set for myself while still an undergraduate working on my BSEE. The holder of a P.E. license must meet the requirements of education, experience, and professional ethics, and I wanted to meet that challenge. What I didn’t expect was how much it drove home to me the responsibility that engineers have for public safety. When I teach engineering classes now, I regularly emphasize to students that decisions they make as engineers can mean life or death in ways they might not have anticipated. I’m a tireless advocate of licensure for both my students and for faculty members.
For those who say they don’t “need” a license for their work, I say that--need it or not--obtaining a P.E. license brings home to a person the responsibility to protect the safety and welfare of the public, and to always act in an ethical manner. When I first earned my P.E., I was an engineer on active duty in the military, and there was no legal “need” to be licensed. But I felt then, and still do now (30 years later!), that it is a very important credential for any engineer. Whether I’m teaching or consulting, having a P.E. license helps me to be a better engineer, and to serve my students and my clients ethically and responsibly.
Erin B. White, Ph.D., PE
My licensure as a professional engineer demonstrates my commitment to technical standards, ethics, and ongoing professional development within my community of practice-- environmental engineering with a specialization in hydrology and hydraulics.
It is an assurance to stakeholders and the public I serve that I possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to consistently act in the interest of public health, safety, and the environment.
Tawfik A. Elshehabi, Ph.D., PE
As an educator, the P.E. licensure means a 3-dimensional obligation, or what I call the three S's.
(1) Society: We have a huge responsibility in ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the community, and we strive to serve the public interest.
(2) Students: Practicing professionalism and ethics starts in college. While I teach technical knowledge and essential skills, I introduce the code of ethics and State regulations.
(3) Self: We lead by example. Thus, I continuously improve my expertise to help advancing our primary stakeholders towards their future in petroleum engineering, "Working for Wyoming and the World."
August 28, 2020
Deadline for all Applicants going before Board for approval of licensure at the September 21st 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.
2020 Quarterly Board Meetings
December 14, 2020
Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:30 a.m.