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 and his term ends June 30, 2020. He has been a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor for a combined 20 plus years.

ROGER E. KLUCK PE

Vice Chairman

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

ROBERT A. FODE PE

Secretary

Mr. Fode is the Secretary 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

Member

Mr. Gludt is a member 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.

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STAFF
Candie L. Robinson

Executive Director

I became the Executive Director of the ND State Board of Registration for PE/PLS on May 1, 2012. I began as a contract employee in 1995 and was hired as a full-time employee in 1999. As a native of Nebraska (go Huskers!) I made a visit to North Dakota and fell in love with the state, so I moved here with my family over 20 years ago. I like to garden, do arts and crafts and woodworking in my free time. I am married and have a son and two daughters.

Brandon Larrison

Senior Staff

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

Lyle Kirmis

Board Counsel

Mr. Kirmis is the Board’s Legal Counsel.  He has been the Special Assistant Attorney General for the Board for many years.  If there is ever a question about the law, Mr. Kirmis keeps the Board on the right track.

Matthew Howell

Investigator

I have spent my entire life dedicated to the well being of the state of North Dakota. After High School, I served on the Federal Drug Task Force in Bismarck and then transitioned to the Mandan Police Department. I am a 10 year veteran in the North Dakota National Guard and am married with two kids.

Amber Hafner

Administrative Assistant

I am born and raised here in North Dakota. I am currently in college working towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. I enjoy reading and spending time with my kids. My famliy and I also enjoy learning sign language together as to help communicate with my daughter who is completely deaf. I am married and have a son and a daughter. I started working for the Board in 2019.