There shall be in the Department of Consumer Protection a State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, which shall consist of twelve persons appointed by the Governor, three of whom shall hold licenses as professional engineers, two of whom shall hold combined licenses as professional engineers and land surveyors, four of whom shall be public members and three of whom shall hold licenses as land surveyors. The members holding licenses as professional engineers, the members holding the combined licenses and the public members shall administer the provisions of this chapter as to licensure and issuance, reissuance, suspension or revocation of licenses concerning the practice of professional engineering. The members holding licenses as land surveyors, the members holding the combined licenses and the public members shall administer the provisions of this chapter as to licensure and issuance, reissuance, suspension or revocation of licenses concerning the practice of land surveying. The Governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incompetence or neglect of duty. The members of the board shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The board shall keep a true and complete record of all its proceedings. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with advice and assistance from the board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 (1) concerning professional ethics and conduct appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and dignity in the practice of the profession, and (2) for the conduct of the board’s affairs and for the examination of applicants for a license.