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The Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying leased office is in this Salem building. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying leased office is in this Salem building. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) regulates the practices of engineering, land surveying, photogrammetry, and certified water right examination in the state in order to safeguard the life, health and property of the public. OSBEELS sets standards of qualification for licensure to ensure that only individuals fully qualified by education, experience, and examination are granted the privilege to practice in Oregon. In addition, OSBEELS works to ensure that licensed practitioners maintain competency, reviews all relevant laws and rules and revises as needed, enforces laws and rules by investigating any complaints or information relating to statute violations, and informs licensees and the public about board goals and activities.


OSBEELS was established in 1919 and transitioned to semi-independent status in 1999. There are no tax dollars used for the board’s operation. Activities are supported entirely by fees received from applicants and licensees. OSBEELS cur­rently regulates more than 25,000 licensed professionals.


OSBEELS is directed by an 11-member board appointed by the governor. The board-appointed administrator is responsible for leading and managing the board.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 670 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Suite 220, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-362-2666
Fax: 503-362-5454
General Email: osbeels@osbeels.org
Contact: Mari Lopez, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Jenn Gilbert
Records Officer Email: Mari Lopez
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 672.240
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog