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Board of Professional Engineering exam dates:

Friday, October 28, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Persons interested in licensing (PE/LS) and certification (EIT/LSI) by examination should review the following documents.

Exam and License Verification Instructions (pdf)

Have questions about examinations, applications and licensing? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms that are required to obtain your license from the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Professional Engineering


The District of Columbia Board of Professional Engineering (Board) was established by the Second Omnibus Regulatory Reform Amendment Act of 1998, which took effect on April 20, 1999 (D.C. Law 12-261; D.C. Official Code 47-2853.06 (c) (2001). The Board regulates the licensing and practice of professional engineers and land surveyors and protects the public by upholding the District of Columbia (DC) Professional Engineers Municipal Regulations (pdf).

With the consent of the District of Columbia Council (DC Council), 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 (P.E.) license from any discipline, two members must have a valid DC land surveyor (L.S.) 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 DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Board Administrator:

Current Board Members

  • Dr. Eugene M. Bentley III, Chairman, P.E.
  • Howard C. Gibbs, Vice Chairman, P.E.
  • Dr. Norman D. Mills, Member, P.E.
  • Kenneth Davis, Treasurer, P.E.
  • Compton G. Vyfhuis, Member, L.S.
  • Ernest T. Boykin, Jr., Consumer Member
  • 1 vacancy

2016 Meeting Dates:   Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

January 28 February 25 March 24
April 28 May 26 June 23
July 28 August 25 September 22
October 27 November 17 December Recess

Board meeting minutes are available at