The State Board for Professional Engineers is responsible for enforcing the Maryland Professional Engineers Act, MD Ann. Code, Business Occupations and Professions
Article, Title 14. The Board is charged with safeguarding life, health, and property, and promoting the public welfare by regulating those who practice engineering.
Complaints against individuals or engineering firms are reviewed by a Complaint Committee which is comprised of two members of the Board. Complaints may involve
allegations of unethical conduct, incompetence, unlicensed practice, and misrepresentation. The complaint must contain sufficient factual evidence to indicate a clear
violation of the law. The Board has no jurisdiction over contractual disputes including payment and non-performance.
The Complaint Committee may refer a complaint for investigation if more information is needed. If the Board determines, based on the Complaint Committee's
recommendations, that a violation of the law has occurred, a hearing will be scheduled before the Board or an Administrative Law Judge. A final order of the Board
can be appealed to the Circuit Court.
The complaint form is available online by clicking on Complaint
Form. Anonymous complaints are not accepted. Complaint forms must be completed and signed. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the Complainant with a copy
to the Respondent.
Complaints may be resolved by formal disciplinary actions or by informal agreements. Formal disciplinary actions are a matter of public record. All complaints closed
within the last 3 years by formal disciplinary actions are shown below. Please contact the Board
for information on complaints closed more than 3 years ago.
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