News Updates

Office of Equity Survey Tutorial

Date: 07/14/2021

The Office of Equity was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2020. They created the…

Board Welcomes Newest Member - David L. Peden, P.E. S.E., LEED AP

Date: 03/18/2021


2020 BRPELS Year-in-Review by Ken Fuller, P.E., Director

Date: 12/18/2020


Over the last year and a half, the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (BRPELS) has undergone a few significant changes which I would like to share with all of you.

NCEES October 2020 Exam Update

Date: 07/22/2020


Board Appoints New Deputy Director

Date: 05/05/2020

Welcome BRPELS’ new Deputy Director, Rich Larson, PLS. The Board is excited to have a Professional Land Surveyor on staff and many of you may already know Rich. He has been licensed since 1979 and worked in the industry for nearly 55 years. He was named LSAW Surveyor of the Year in 1990 and owned Larson & Associates Land Surveyors and Engineers, Inc. in Tacoma for 35 years. He also spent 18 years writing questions for and grading Washington’s state specific PLS exam.

Rich lives…

Governor Inslee's 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' Proclamation Impacts State Specific Exams

Date: 04/16/2020

Due to Governor Inslee’s 'Stay Home Stay Healthy' proclamation and the possibility of that proclamation being extended beyond May 4, 2020, the upcoming 4-hour state specific exams scheduled for May 15, 2020, have been postponed to a date yet to be determined.

As soon as a new date has been determined communication will be emailed out. You do not need to reapply for the exam, your current application and fee’s will…

COVID-19 Response & Impacts to Upcoming Exams

Date: 03/13/2020

April 24th's State Specific Exams are being postponed. New dates TBD.

Please visit the NCEES website for more information regarding COVID-19 and their upcoming exams.

New Licensing System

Date: 03/04/2020

We understand you may be experiencing problems and longer processing times during our transition to a new licensing system. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to correct the problems. Please understand our licensing staff are experiencing a higher volume of calls and e-mails and are working diligently to clear the current backlog.

NCEES Seeks Civil Engineers’ Professional Expertise and Advice

Date: 02/25/2020

NCEES is seeking licensed civil engineers to participate in an online survey as part of the professional activities and knowledge study for the PE Civil exam. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam.

The information is posted online at

2019 NCEES Squared

Date: 02/25/2020

Squared 2019 - NCEES' source for engineering and surveying licensure statistics

To be square means to be direct, honest, and in good order. The mission of NCEES is to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Squared is one way they do that by providing a straightforward account of its fiscal year through data. Examining this data annually…

New online system for managing professional licenses coming soon

Date: 10/01/2019

On November 4, 2019, the Department of Licensing launched a new online system for managing some business and professional licenses. This means more security to protect your personal information and quicker license processing. You have access to new features to:

  • Pay license fees using secure online payment options
  • Self-print your license
  • Update your account information

We use SecureAccess Washington (SAW) to protect your personal information…