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Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
spring 2019
VOLUME 6 | NUMBER 1
Bulletin

Features
Examination Statistics
Professional Licensure: 
It’s All About Balance.

In Every Issue
Message from the Executive Officer 
Board News
Board Members
Get to Know Our Licensees
Enforcement Actions
Future Board Meetings
Definitions: Outcomes of Formal Administrative Disciplinary Decisions
In Memoriam
National Association News
Outreach Events
Board Speakers Available
Board Subscribers List Reminder
Contact Us
Board Calendar
Social Media

Our Spring 2019 Bulletin
Every spring, the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists publishes the results of its examinations to provide year-to-year comparisons. This issue features statistical results for the past six years for all California-specific examinations.

The Examination Report begins on page 2.

Message from the Executive Officer
Richard B. Moore, PLS

BPELSG is undergoing its traditional four-year sunset review in 2019. Government Code section 9147.7 provides for a regular comprehensive analysis to determine if an agency is still necessary and cost-effective in fulfilling its mission to serve the public. The review is conducted jointly by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. BPELSG published its 2018 Sunset Review Report in Dec. 2018, which can be found on www.bpelsg.ca.gov under “Publications.” BPELSG is scheduled for a March hearing, and if successful, the Legislature will extend BPELSG’s sunset date until Jan. 1, 2024. We encourage all interested parties to read our report.

BOARD NEWS
Duane Friel, 66, of Temecula, was appointed to BPELSG on Oct. 10, 2018, by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. Friel has been a district representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers since 2018, where he has held several positions since 2001. He is a member of Inmate Rehabilitation through Occupational and Academic Development Systems, Department of Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and Health Administration Advisory Committee, Riverside Workforce Development Board, and the Assembly Speaker’s Commission on Labor Education.

Examination Statistics
BPELSG has compiled statistical results for the most recent California examinations in our disciplines, along with historical comparisons of examination results for the previous four years. Visit the BPELSG website for more examination statistics.

Professional Engineer/Professional Land Surveyor

 

 

Civil Engineer Seismic Principles (CSP)

Civil Engineer Engineering Surveying (CES)

 

 

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

2014

Spring

1563

751

48

1569

662

42

Fall

1644

675

41

1791

849

47

Total

3207

1426

44

3360

1511

45

2015

Spring

1778

919

52

1770

764

43

Fall

1634

671

41

1761

889

51

Total

3412

1590

47

3530

1653

47

2016

Spring

1933

1035

54

1874

760

41

Fall

1695

738

44

1900

1013

53

Total

3628

1773

49

3774

1773

47

2017

Spring

1969

1080

55

1911

873

46

Fall

1626

713

44

1794

972

54

Total

3595

1793

50

3705

1845

50

2018

Q1

No exams administered

No exams administered

Q2

1341

556

42

1254

485

39

Q3

513

225

44

513

224

44

Q4

802

347

43

839

383

46

Total

2656

1128

42

2606

1092

42

 

 

 

Professional Land Surveyor State Exam (PLS)

 

 

Tested

Passed

Pass %

2014

Spring

220

48

22

Fall

207

53

26

Total

427

101

24

2015

Spring

193

42

22

Fall

158

29

18

Total

351

71

20

2016

Spring

206

43

21

Fall

167

47

28

Total

373

90

24

2017

Spring

203

44

22

Fall

154

34

22

Total

357

78

22

2018

Spring

129

30

23

Fall

93

25

27

Total

222

55

25

 

 

 

Traffic Engineer (TR)

Geotechnical Engineer (GE)

 

 

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

2014

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

95

63

66

N/A

N/A

N/A

Total

95

63

66

N/A

N/A

N/A

2015

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

71

34

48

104

24

23

Total

71

34

48

104

24

23

2016

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

81

31

38

58

22

38

Total

81

31

38

58

22

38

2017

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

117

38

32

68

23

22

Total

117

38

32

68

23

22

2018

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

39

13

33

Fall

77

39

51

35

7

20

Total

77

39

51

74

20

27

Note: “N/A” indicates that some exams are given only once per year; GE exam was not given in 2014.

For results of NCEES exams, please visit the NCEES website.

Professional Geologist/Professional Geophysicist

 

 

California Specific Exam                                         (CSE)

Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG)

Certified Hydrogeologist      (CHG)

 

 

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

2014

Spring

93

38

41

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

107

54

51

53

14

26

31

15

48

Total

200

92

46

53

14

26

31

15

48

2015

Spring

87

25

29

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

82

51

62

49

24

49

18

12

67

Total

169

76

45

49

24

49

18

12

67

2016

Spring

98

66

67

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

100

57

57

37

23

62

27

21

78

Total

198

123

62

37

23

62

27

21

78

2017

Spring

103

46

45

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

134

73

54

37

11

30

22

11

50

Total

237

119

50

37

11

30

22

11

50

2018

Spring

102

47

46

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fall

137

69

50

45

24

53

33

22

67

Total

239

116

49

45

24

53

33

22

67

 

 

Professional Geophysicist              (PGp)

Professional Geologist ASBOG (PG)

Fundamentals of Geology ASBOG (FG)

 

 

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

Tested

Passed

Pass %

2014

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

62

49

79

90

66

73

Fall

6

1

17

66

47

71

48

30

63

Total

6

1

17

128

96

75

138

96

70

2015

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

49

36

73

38

26

68

Fall

8

4

50

52

34

65

86

55

64

Total

8

4

50

101

70

69

124

81

65

2016

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

60

46

77

126

86

68

Fall

9

5

56

78

57

73

100

57

57

Total

9

5

56

138

103

75

226

143

63

2017

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

73

56

77

137

101

74

Fall

6

5

83

93

73

78

159

117

74

Total

6

5

83

166

129

78

296

218

74

2018

Spring

N/A

N/A

N/A

61

45

74

105

75

71

Fall

4

1

25

105

73

70

216

149

69

Total

4

1

25

166

118

71

321

224

70

Note: “N/A” indicates that some exams are given only once per year.
Past Examination Results can be found on the BPELSG website.

Professional Licensure: It’s All About Balance.  
By Laurie Racca, P.G., Staff Senior Registrar for Geology and Geophysics

The discovery of gold by James Marshall along the South Fork of the American River forever changed the course of California history. Not only did the gold rush of 1849 lead to statehood, mining practices in the mid-1800s forced the new state government to deal with issues that would sound awfully familiar to anyone living in California today. Water quality. Flooding. Impacts to agriculture. And believe it or not, occupational licensing. 

Hundreds of thousands of 49ers flooded into California looking for gold. Easily accessible claims were exhausted almost overnight. To ease competition, the first session of California’s Legislature required foreigners to pay $20 a month for a license to mine for gold. 
Additionally, with such large numbers of people coming into the state, also came disease and the doctors to fight it. While legitimate doctors served their communities well, fraudsters preyed on the uneducated, the unsophisticated, and the desperate. 

In response, California’s Legislature created the first competency-based licensing law in this state to regulate who could practice as a doctor. Medical practitioners now had to prove they had completed medical school or pass an exam to demonstrate proficiency. They also had to pay a $5 fee to cover the expenses of verifying their competency. A similar process is what we use to evaluate the qualifications of engineers, geologists, and land surveyors prior to licensing them today.

As with the Medical Practice Act of 1876, when done well, competency-based licensure is an example of the government executing its duty to protect its citizens. Restricting competition for reasons such as the anti-Chinese sentiment in the 1850s is an example of poor government; an example of licensing for the wrong reasons. As with everything in life, it is all about balance: balancing protection of the public with the rights of individuals to practice their profession. Professional licensing in California has always been a reflection of what is happening within the regulated professions.

In 2018, each of the licensing laws regulating the board’s professions of engineering, land surveying, and geology, contain identical language. The Legislature has made our purpose quite clear: “Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions.” BPELSG’s vision is a California that leads the nation in protecting the public and environment with competent and ethical professional services by BPELSG’s licensees.
The future of licensing is about understanding that being a licensed professional isn’t only about technical competence. It is about protecting your neighbors, your family, your friends. Passing on that lesson is how we will create a brighter future for our communities and throughout California.

Board Members
President: Mohammad Qureshi, P.E., Ph.D.
Vice President: Fel Amistad, Ph.D.

Public Members:
Andrew Hamilton
Duane Friel
Kathy Jones Irish
Coby King, Esq.
Asha Malikh Brooks Lang
Frank Ruffino
William “Jerry” Silva

Professional Members:
Natalie Alavi, P.E.
Alireza Asgari, P.E., S.E.
Eric Johnson, P.E.
Elizabeth Mathieson, P.G., CEG
Robert Stockton, P.E.
Steve Wilson, PLS, P.E.

Richard B. Moore, PLS, Executive Officer
Brooke C. Phayer, Bulletin Editor

Get to Know Our Licensees
Meet Michael D. Reason, P.G., CHg; a geologist reflects on the California wildfires.

Why did you become a geologist?
My parents were rock hounds so I was introduced to collecting geodes, fossils, and agate at an early age. My third-grade teacher piqued my interest in earth sciences by teaching us basic rock and mineral identification, the rock cycle, and meteorology. About the same time, Mauna Loa was erupting in Hawaii and my fascination with earth processes grew.

What attracted you to your field, and what positions have you held as you advanced your career? 
My interest in earth science attracted me to geology. I’ve mostly worked on environmental projects in private consulting since moving to California in 1990, and I’ve worked my way up from staff geologist to regional manager.

Do you have any family members or relatives in your field?
No.

Where did you attend school (post high school) and what degrees do you hold? 
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and a Master of Science degree in geology at the University of New Orleans.
What value does your professional license represent to you, and how has it helped in your career? 
Contracts with public agencies typically stipulate several years of experience AND a professional license for project managers. Thus, the license is important because it provides the stepping stone to managing all aspects of a project (such as decision making, client interactions, managing staff and subcontractors, and cost and schedule control).

What are your responsibilities and duties in your current position?
I currently manage the Ontario office and Southern California region for Geo-Logic Associates.  I also serve as project manager for several geological and hydrogeological investigations, including well installation and groundwater monitoring activities at the Stringfellow Superfund site.

In regard to the wildfires affecting your areas in California, what are your responsibilities?
My recent wildfire work included managing cleanup of residential properties affected by the 2018 wildfires in Lake County. Working closely with CalRecycle and the California Office of Emergency Services, the project included site assessments, radiological surveys, ash and debris removal, and confirmation sampling to assure that hazardous materials and ash had been removed from the property.

Briefly discuss the biggest challenges you face as a geologist regarding the wildfires, specifically noting the changes in your workload due to the fires.

Calling Southern California home while working long hours in Northern California presents its own set of challenges ... missing family, friends, and pets. My long-term projects continued in stride while I was away, but fortunately we live in a world with internet and cellphones, so it was relatively easy to stay connected and ensure that project objectives were met. As a side note, I have long admired the risks and sacrifices that first responders face, but let’s not forget the challenges and sacrifices that second responders face as properties are cleaned and prepared for rebuilding.

Enforcement Actions

Citations Issued to Licensees: Fiscal Year 2018–19 (October–December)
Citations are issued to licensed engineers, land surveyors, geologists, and geophysicists when the severity of a violation may not warrant suspension or revocation of the licensee’s right to practice. When a fine is levied with a citation, payment of the fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter, pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 125.9(d). Code sections numbered in the 6700s, 7800s, and 8700s refer to the Business and Professions Code; those numbered in the 400s and 3000s refer to title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. You can read the laws on the BPELSG website. All final citations are matters of public record. For a copy of the final citation order or if you have any questions, you may contact BPELSG’s Enforcement Unit at BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov or (916) 263-2284. Please include the name of the cited person and the citation number in your request.

Cited Person

Citation No.

Violation Code Section(s)

Date Final

Fine Amount

Status of Fine

BRAJKOVICH, JOSEPH

10698-L

8762(c); 8767; 8771; 8772

10/18/2018

$1,500

 

CALLU, BRUNO

10707-L

6775(f)

11/26/2018

$2,000

Paid

INCE, DANE

10709-L

8762(c); 8767; 8780(g)

11/26/2018

$2,000

 

LE, BRANDON DONG

10715-L

6775.2(a)

12/27/2018

$500

 

LYCKLAMA, JAMES

10706-L

8762(c); 8764(a),(g); 8771(a); 8772; 8780(b)

11/26/2018

$2,500

Paid

SCHMIDT, RICHARD

10695-L

8780.2(a)

10/10/2018

$500

 

TANG, HSIEN-PING

10713-L

6775(c)

11/26/2018

$1,000

Paid

WENG, JAMES

10702-L

6736; 6738(i); 6749(a)

10/29/2018

$1,500

Paid

WONG, TONY

10704-L

8764; 8764(a),(d); 8780(b),(d)

11/16/2018

$3,500

Paid

ZIARIPOUR, FEREYDOON

10694-L

6775.2(a)

12/21/2018

$0

N/A

Citations Issued to Unlicensed Individuals: Fiscal Year 2018–19 (October–December)
Citations are issued to licensed engineers, land surveyors, geologists, and geophysicists when the severity of a violation prohibiting the unlicensed practice of engineering, land surveying, geology, and geophysics, or other activities for which a license is required. When a fine is levied with a citation, payment of the fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 125.9(d). Code sections numbered in the 6700s, 7800s, and 8700s refer to the Business and Professions Code; those numbered in the 400s and 3000s refer to title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. You can look up the code sections and read the laws on the BPELSG website at www.bpelsg.ca.gov/laws/index.shtml. All final citations are matters of public record. For a copy of the final citation order or if you have any questions, you may contact BPELSG’s Enforcement Unit at BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov or (916) 263-2284. Please include the name of the cited person and the citation number in your request.

Cited Person

Citation No.

Violation Code Section(s)

Date Final

Fine Amount

Status of Fine

FRIAR, BRAD

10601-U

6787(a),(g); 8792(a),(i)

10/26/2018

$2,000

Paid

LOBUE, ANTHONY

10671-U

7872(a),(g); 8792(a),(i)

12/14/2018

$0

N/A

WILLIAMS, KEITH

10716-U

8792(a),(i)

12/27/2018

$1,000

 

Future Board Meetings
APRIL 11–12
Board meeting
City of Calabasas, Founders Hall
200 Civic Center Way,
Calabasas, CA 91302

JUNE 13–14
Board meeting
Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

August 8–9
Board meeting
Judge Joseph Rattigan Building
50 D St., Conference Room 410, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

September 26–27
Board meeting
Caltrans District 11
4050 Taylor St., Gallegos Room #134, San Diego, CA 92110

November 21–22
Board meeting
To Be Determined

Formal Administrative Disciplinary Decisions: Fiscal Year 2018–19 (October–December)
A formal disciplinary decision is considered formal administrative disciplinary action against a licensee. It results from BPELSG’s adoption of a proposed decision prepared by an administrative law judge following a hearing, a stipulated settlement agreement, or a default decision following a full investigation and the filing of an accusation. An accusation is a formal legal document that notifies a licensee of the board’s charges and allegations of violations against the licensee and that requests a disciplinary order be issued. The licensee is entitled to contest the charges at a formal hearing before an administrative law judge or to agree to a stipulated settlement. A final disciplinary decision contains findings and determinations or statements of advisements, waivers, and culpability and a disciplinary order. If there are findings of violations, the order may include revocation or suspension of the license, a stayed revocation or suspension of the license with a probationary period and terms and conditions or probation, or a public reproval. In the alternative, the decision may find that no violations or violations of a de minimus nature occurred and order the dismissal of the accusation. All final disciplinary decisions are matters of public record. For a copy of the final decision or if you have any questions, you may contact BPELSG’s Enforcement Unit at
BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov or (916) 263-2284. Please include the name of the respondent and the case number in your request.

Respondent

Case Number

Effective Date

Disciplinary Order

CAVINESS, ALLAN

1030-A

12/7/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

CHADHA, INDERJIT

1165-A

12/7/2018

Public reproval

CHADWICK, CAROL

1133-A

12/7/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

DAVIS, FLOYD

1131-A

11/28/2018

Revocation of pre-1982 civil engineer license; issuance of new civil engineer license

DEVINE, MICHAEL

1175-A

12/7/2018

Public reproval

EADSON, WILLIAM

1182-A

10/12/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

HAWKINS, HERSHEL

1145-A

12/7/2018

Voluntary surrender of license

KEANE, DAVID

1168-A

10/12/2018

Revocation of license

KRIPANARAYANAN, KO-LADI

1143-A

10/12/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

LOGHMANI, MOHSEN

1075-A

10/12/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

MC GRATH, RICHARD

1186-A

12/7/2018

Public reproval

RAHMATI, ABOUZAR

1156-A

10/12/2018

Revocation of engineer-in-training certificate

SOWUNMI, EKUNDAYO

1160-A

12/7/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

VAN DE POL, HENDRIK

1161-A

12/7/2018

Revocation, stayed; probation

For more information about BPELSG’s enforcement actions, visit our website.

Definitions: Outcomes of Formal Administrative Disciplinary Decisions

Public Reproval: The licensee is sent a letter of public reproval advising him or her of the violations. The letter is a matter of public record, and a copy will be provided upon request. There are no restrictions on the right to practice, nor is the licensee on probation. This action constitutes formal administrative disciplinary action against the license (and is not the same as a citation).

Revocation, Stayed; Probation: The order of revocation of the license has been stayed (put on hold), and the licensee has been placed on probation for a specified period of time with terms and conditions. If probation is successfully completed, the license will be fully restored. If the probation is violated, the board can pursue further action to terminate the stay and impose the order of revocation.

Revoked or Revocation of License: The license is terminated, and the right to practice is ended.
Suspended: The licensee is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time.

Voluntary Surrender or Surrender of License: The license has been voluntarily returned to the board, and the right to practice has ended. This action constitutes formal administrative disciplinary action against the license.

In Memoriam
In celebration of the lives and contributions of the following professionals, BPELSG would like to recognize professionals licensed as engineers, land surveyors, or geologists who recently passed away. Below is a list of individuals who have departed October through December 2018. This list may not include all those who have recently passed away as we rely on information from the public, other licensees, and family members. Please contact BPELSG regarding individuals who have recently passed.

Name

License Number

Years of Service

Engineer

John Frick Kuzia

C 34937

36

Philipp C. Philipps

C 13591

56

Hayman W. Stokes

C 9555

63

Vefa Yucel

C 45032

29

Geologist

Krzysztof Mark Markowski

GEO 8281

12

Multiple Licenses

Robert James Crawford

C 19033, S 1872

49, 45

Bruce Dennis Mattern

C 19388, TR 559

49, 41

Jesus Rey Torres

C 55238, S 4723

22, 14

National Association News
The next NCEES Western Zone Interim Meeting will be held jointly with the Southern Zone on May 16–18, in Boise, Idaho.

The next NCEES Annual Meeting is scheduled for August 14–17 in Washington, D.C.

OUTREACH EVENTS: October through December 2018
Oct. 9: San Mateo County Surveyor Outreach meeting with the county surveyor and 40 local surveyors—Ric Moore and Dallas Sweeney.

Oct. 10: Orange County California Land Surveyor Association (CLSA) Monument Preservation seminar with various local agencies; attendance 50—Ric Moore and Dallas Sweeney.

Oct. 10: Los Angeles CLSA chapter meeting in Palmdale; attendance 30—Ric Moore and Dallas Sweeney.

Oct. 10: San Jose State University presentation to Engineering dean and nine Engineering Department chairs on the value of presentations to their engineering students—Mike Donelson and Brooke Phayer.

Oct. 24: California State University, Fresno, presentation to 50 civil engineering students—Mike Donelson and Brooke Phayer.

Oct. 30: National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Administrator’s Workshop. Presentation on cooperation between West Coast geology license boards (California, Oregon, Washington) regarding specialty licenses for geologists—Laurie Racca.

Nov. 9: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, presentation to 150 mechanical engineering students—Mike Donelson and Brooke Phayer.

Nov. 14: California State University, Long Beach; standard geologist in training (GIT) presentation—Laurie Racca.

Nov. 26: Sacramento. At the request of the California Department of Conservation—Division of Oil, Gas and Geo-thermal Resources (DOGGR), and the State/Regional Water Resources Control Board, the presentation “Understanding Licensure Requirements in California”—Laurie Racca.

Nov. 28: County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) Transportation Committee meeting in San Diego; discussed how Professional Land Surveyors’ Act applies to site plans and various other rules; attendance 40—Ric Moore and Dallas Sweeney.

Dec. 10: Sacramento. Licensing presentation to the Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board to explain requirements for professional licensure of engineers, land surveyors, geologists, and geophysicists—Laurie Racca and Dallas Sweeney.

Board Speakers Available
BPELSG continues its efforts to reach out to groups interested in any of the broad array of BPELSG functions. As part of this outreach effort, we have speakers available to present at meetings and events. Speakers include Executive Officer Ric Moore, PLS; Assistant Executive Officer Nancy Eissler; Enforcement Manager Tiffany Criswell; Senior Engineering Registrars Natalie King, P.E., and Mike Donelson, P.E.; Senior Land Surveyor Registrar Dallas Sweeney, PLS; and Senior Geology Registrar Laurie Racca, P.G.

Our Enforcement, Licensing, Examination, and Outreach units all have speakers authorized to represent BPELSG. To request a speaker, we will need the following information: size of group, location, time, length and type of presentation, and proposed subject matter. Appropriate advance notice is always appreciated. Current and former BPELSG members may also appear on BPELSG’s behalf, depending on availability.

For more information, contact BPELSG outreach coordinator Brooke Phayer at
Brooke.Phayer@dca.ca.gov or (916) 263-2239.

Contact Us
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833

Administration

 

 

Executive Officer

Ric Moore

(916) 263-2222

Assistant Executive Officer

Nancy Eissler

(916) 263-2222

Administration Supervisor

Jeff Alameida

(916) 263-2222

Enforcement and Complaints

 

(916) 263-2284

Fingerprinting

 

(916) 263-2325

Licensure and Certification Qualifications or Applications

 

 

EIT(FE), LSIT(FS), GIT(FG) Certifications

 

(916) 263-2222

PE Licensure Qualifications or Applications

 

(916) 263-2222

PLS Licensure Qualifications or Applications

 

(916) 263-2222

All Geologists and Geophysicists

 

(916) 263-2222

License Renewal

Vicki Kereszt

(916) 263-2268

Outreach

Brooke Phayer

(916) 263-2239

Senior Registrars (For Professional Licenses)

 

Engineers (Civil, Structural, Traffic,
and Geotechnical)

Natalie King, P.E.

(916) 263-2222

Engineers (Other Than Civil, Structural,
Traffic, and Geotechnical)

Michael Donelson, P.E.

(916) 572-2248

Geologists and Geophysicists

Laurie Racca, P.G.

(916) 263-2406

Land Surveyors

Dallas Sweeney, PLS

(916) 263-2271

Webmaster

Celina Calderone

(916) 263-2230

BPELSG Subscribers List Reminder
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Joining the subscribers list can be done in just a few easy steps:
1. Visit BPELSG’s website at www.bpelsg.ca.gov.
2. Click on “Subscribe to the Board’s Email List” in the “Quick Hits” section.
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4. Click on “Submit,” then you will receive a confirmation email.

Board Calendar
April   
4/1: Cesar Chavez Day—Board Office Closed
4/5: NCEES PE Exams: Agricultural and Biological, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical
4/5–6: Structural 16-Hour Exam
4/11-12: Board Meeting
4/18: CA PLS Exam

May    
5/6: Final Filing Date for New Applications (PG, PGp, CEG, and CHG)
5/27: Memorial Day—Board Office Closed

June    
6/13-14: Board Meeting

Continuous Testing Exams:
CA Civil: Seismic Principles Exam and Engineering Surveying Exam; NCEES PS, Chemical, and FE/FS

Social Media: BPELSG Facebook and Twitter Pages

BPELSG is asking for your help in getting the word out regarding the launch of its Facebook and Twitter pages. BPELSG is now posting information of interest to postsecondary institutions and students on a regular basis. This information includes regulatory changes, updates to our website, interesting articles, useful resources, and a host of other BPELSG-related data.
For those institutions that communicate with students through email or some other means, we invite you to share this information with them. BPELSG is anxious to use these social media outlets as an ongoing way to reach our stakeholders.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word.

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