About

The North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors was created by the state legislature. The Board’s primary job is to protect the public by making sure that every engineer and land surveyor they license is qualified. To see everything the Board does, check out their Strategic Plan.

 

All Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome and encourage everyone to attend. You do not need to let us know in advance or schedule your attendance. However, if you do let us know, we’ll be able to make sure there is enough room to make everyone comfortable. If the meeting is a teleconference, please call us and we’ll tell you the nearest available location.

BOARD
KEVIN G. NELSON PE PLS

Chairman

Mr. Nelson is Chairman of the board and is a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor. He was appointed to office on July 1, 2005. He has been a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor for a combined 20 plus years.

ROBERT A. FODE PE

Vice Chairman

Mr. Fode is Vice Chairman of the board and was appointed to office on July 1, 2012. He has been a registered Professional Engineer for over 10 years.

NICK GLUDT PE

Secretary

Mr. Gludt is the secretary of the board and was appointed to office on September 5, 2018. He has been a registered Professional Engineer for over 25 years.

MATTHEW WEEKS PLS

Member

Mr. Weeks is a member of the board and was appointed to office on July 23, 2019. He has been a registered Professional Land Surveyor for over 25 years.

ROGER E. KLUCK PE

Inactive Member

Mr. Kluck was Vice Chairman of the board and was appointed to office on July 1, 2011, he resigned effective July 1, 2020. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has been for over 20 years.

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STAFF
 Darcie D. Handt

Executive Director

Darcie was born and raised in Valley City, ND. He moved to Bismarck in 1987 and lives there today with his wife. Darcie served 35 years in the US Army, after which he worked for the State of North Dakota and Edgewood Vista. He enjoys working on diverse teams that deliver exceptional customer service. He and his wife have three grown children, three dogs, is an avid golfer and a loyal Minnesota Vikings fan.

Brandon Larrison

Senior Office and Administration Specialist

Brandon was born and raised here in North Dakota and upon graduating High School enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving his enlistment, he transitioned back into civilian life and attended school at the University of North Dakota. Brandon started working for the board in 2015 and was hired as a full-time employee in 2017.

Seth M Johnson

Office and Administration Specialist

Seth was born and raised in North Dakota. As an automotive enthusiast, Seth spends his free time working on and racing cars at the local circuits in the upper Midwest. Seth has been employed by the Board for two years and handles the majority of our registrant’s needs when it comes to applicants and licensure.