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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 and photogrammetry in the state in order to safeguard the life, health and property of the public. OSBEELS accomplishes this by setting standards of qualification for licensure, ensuring only individuals fully qualified by education, experience and examination are granted license to practice engineering, land surveying and photogrammetry in Oregon. The board ensures that licensed practitioners maintain competency, reviews relevant laws and rules and promulgates revisions, enforces regulatory laws and rules by investigating complaints related to violations, and disseminates information about board goals and activities to licensees and the public.


OSBEELS was established in 1919. In 1999, it transitioned to semi-independent status, making the board solely accountable for its performance. There are no tax dollars or general funds used towards the operation of OSBEELS. Activities are supported entirely by fees received from applicants and licensed professionals. OSBEELS currently regulates more than 13,000 licensed professionals in Oregon and is directed by an 11-member board appointed by the governor.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 670 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Suite 220, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-362-2666
Fax: 503-362-5454
General E-mail: osbeels@osbeels.org
Contact: Mari Lopez, Executive Secretary
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Mari Lopez
Records Officer E-mail: 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