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Reduced Fees - Effective 9/1/21

In the August 26, 2021 Board meeting, the following fee reductions were approved by the Board:

RPLS Active Renewal Fees reduced from $100 to $40
SIT Application Fees reduced from $80 to $15
RPLS Application Fees reduced from $80 to $75
LSLS Application Fees reduced from $80 to $75
PE Application Fees reduced from $80 to $75

Notice to New Engineering Businesses or Firms

Section 1001.405 of the Texas Engineering Practice Act protects the use of the terms “engineer” and “engineering” in business names unless it is registered with the Board, employs a professional engineer registered in the State of Texas on a full-time basis, and is actively engaged in the practice of engineering.  Before filing paperwork with the Board or the Texas Secretary of State’s office to incorporate a new business with some variation of “engineer” or “engineering” in its name, please Contact TBPELS to confirm the name will be compliant with the requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.

87th Legislative Session and Special Sessions

TBPELS staff will be monitoring submitted bills for any impact on the agency or the professions it regulates. Legislative Webpage

Employment Opportunities

We have openings for an Investigator II. Refer to linked page for job descriptions and instructions to apply.

Employment Webpage

Fraudulent Email Reports

We've received reports of phishing emails targeting Texas PEs with warnings of license revocation. These emails are not from us. If you receive an email like this, please forward to us at info@pels.texas.gov so that we can investigate and update guidance as needed. Please note that official State of Texas websites will end in texas.gov, and emails from us will come from @pels.texas.gov or @engineers.texas.gov. Thanks for your attention.

Emergency Rule

The TBPELS Board approved an emergency rule to extend the PE exam completion deadline due to COVID-19. EmergencyRule133_67_ExamExtension.pdf

COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors' staff are currently working both in the physical office and remotely to serve our customer's needs. For further information refer to: COVID 19 Webpage

Request for RPLS Qualifications Needed

TBPELS is seeking qualifications for up to 3 Registered Professional Land Surveyors (RPLS) to perform technical reviews and analysis of the compliance of surveys and surveying work products with the Board Acts and Rules. Refer to this RFQ document:  RFQ_RPLS.pdf

Technical Experts

Do you want to assist in the enforcement process? Would you like to earn valuable Continuing Education credits in the process? How about the possibility of being paid for your services? We are currently accepting resumes of Texas Licensed Professional Engineers (PE), Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyors (RPLS), and Licensed State Land Surveyors (LSLS) who are experts in their field.  The linked page has further information and instructions to apply. Technical Experts Webpage

Events

Ethics Webinar

October 7, 2021, 10 a.m. CDT

The Board is offering these free ethics webinars to assist license holders with meeting their ethics requirement. Each one hour webinar provides an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Registration is open.

Webinar Page

Surveyor Exams

October 22, 2021

July 16, 2021 – Application deadline for new applicants

September 10, 2021 - Registration / Exam Fee deadline. All payments and exam registrations forms must be received.

Exam Webpage

Engineer Exams

October 21-22, 2021

July 9, 2021 - Application deadline

June 14-August 26, 2021 Exam Registration Window

 

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