As you may already know, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has transitioned to a computer-based testing (CBT) model for the administration of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FLS) examinations. There have been a number of changes associated with this transition. There is new language in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 820-010-0210, OAR 820-010-0217 and OAR 820-010-0219. Please review our CBT Fact Sheet for more information. Additional information can be found in the NCEES Examinee Guide.
The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) is seeking a public member and a professional engineer (PE). The PE position will be available effective July 1, 2014. As per Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 672.240, each PE, PLS or RPP Board member must be a resident of Oregon for at least three years immediately preceding appointing and have been practicing as a registered professional for at least five years since the date of the individual's initial registration. There are no registration or experience requirements for public members.
The Board operates as a semi-independent state agency subject to ORS 182.456 to 182.472 and is authorized to examine, register, and regulate professionals and investigate claims against unlicensed persons who engage in the practice of engineering, land surveying, photogrammetric mapping, and water right examination. The primary responsibility of every Board member is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each odd-numbered month and Committee meetings are held the second Thursday and Friday of each even-numbered month. Board members are eligible for per diem and reimbursements for actual expenses involved in carrying out Board business.
For more information on the application process or the role of state Board members, visit www.oregon.gov/Gov/Pages/boards.aspx and follow the instructions provided.