Proposed Policy Advisories

Two advisories were posted to the Texas Register:
Policy Advisory 55 - Regarding the Extent of the Utilities Exemption in the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
Policy Advisory 56 - Who is Eligible to Complete a Predominant Use Study Regarding the Use of Natural Gas or Electricity by a Business Entity?

To review or post comments before the deadline of April 19, 2021, refer to

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 so that we can investigate and update guidance as needed. Please note that official State of Texas websites will end in, and emails from us will come from or 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

Job Openings

TBPELS has an opening for an Analyst and two Investigators. The link below has a job description and instructions to apply. Employment Webpage


87th Legislative Session

Now - May 31, 2021

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

PE Exams

April 22-23, 2021

The registration deadline was March 4, 2021.

NCEES Website

RPLS Application 101 - Process Overview

April 28, 2021, 12-1 p.m. CDT

This webinar is an overview of everything you need to know to apply to be an RPLS or an SIT in Texas.  We will cover the application requirements, forms, process, etc.  Audience is current SITs or individuals considering becoming an RPLS in the future.

Webinar Page

TBPELS Ethics Webinar

May 6, 2021

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

Webinar Page

Board and Committee Meetings

New Dates - May 26-27, 2021

Meeting Webpage

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


Quick Links

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