Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Enforcement - Maryland Board for Professional Engineers


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.

To file a complaint online click on Complaint Form and follow the instructions. Anonymous complaints are not accepted. You will receive confirmation and a complaint number by email. A copy of the complaint will b e sent 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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Disciplinary Actions Taken in 2013

Date Complaint No. Type of Order Action Summary Case Name
11/21/2013 14-PE-01 Settlement Agreement Maryland license placed on probation for the duration of the individual's Kansas license probation period Board for Professional Engineers vs. Stephen P. Maslan
4/12/13 12-PE-12 Consent Order $3,000 fine for misrepresentation and using license number of another licensee  Board for Professional Engineers vs. James Haggins

Disciplinary Actions Taken in 2012

Date Complaint No. Type of Order Action Summary Case Name
5/31/12 12-PE-11 Consent Order $3,000 fine for using title of professional engineer while license was lapsed Board for Professional Engineers vs. Thomas Hicks