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Surveyor Renewals - Due 12/31/20

The online renewal system for surveyors is now available at https://pels.texas.gov/echo. At the August 2020 Board meeting, TBPELS revised the surveyor RPLS annual renewal fee from $174 to $100. If you prefer to pay by check, staff will mail out invoices in the coming weeks. If you have not completed your mandatory criminal history record check, please do so as soon as possible. This is a requirement prior to your renewal and there have been delays in scheduling due to the pandemic precautions. Refer to CHRC Webpage for instructions.

New Website

The pels.texas.gov site now includes merged content from the Surveyor and Engineer Websites.  We hope the new site is easy to navigate for you.  Due to the COVID-19 virus, staff is working from home but will respond quickly via email.  If you need assistance, please email info@pels.texas.gov

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

TBPELS Office Closed due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to do our part in the fight against COVID-19, the agency office building located at 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, is closed for the foreseeable future. If you need to drop off paperwork in person, please use the drop box to the right of the front door. Mail is gathered daily. Processing times for any documents submitted, including public information act requests, will be delayed. Staff is teleworking. Send your emails to  info@pels.texas.gov. This email is monitored throughout the day during normal work hours. Your message will be routed and responded to by the appropriate department. Refer to this page for all agency operations affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  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

Events

Thanksgiving Holidays

November 25-27, 2020

The agency will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

PE Ethics Webinars

December 2-3, 2020, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Each Day

The Board is offering these free ethics webinars 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

EIT/PE Application Deadline for April 2021 Exams

December 4, 2020

This TBPELS deadline is to allow staff sufficient time to process your application prior to the NCEES exam registration deadline. NCEES exam registration opens January 27, 2021 until March 4, 2021.

NCEES Registration Deadline for January 26, 2021 P.E. Civil Exam

December 14, 2020, 3 p.m. EST

Registration opened November 1, 2020. NCEES created the January 2021 Civil Only Exam to handle the overload of examinees approved and registered for the past October 2020 exam. Because of the large volume of postponed exams the January Civil Only PE Exam is available ONLY to those individuals who were previously registered for the October 2020 Civil PE Exam.  The TBPELS will not approve any registration that was not previously registered. The January 2021 Civil Only Exam is not an additional exam attempt opportunity.  It was created to handle the overflow of registered October Civil examinees only. http://ncees.org

 

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