Regarding Scope of Public Works and Telephone Company Exemptions in the Texas Engineering Practice Act and The Ability to Sign and Seal Modifiable Electronic Engineering Plans. The deadline for comments is January 18, 2021
Repeal and revisions of former rules in the 661 and 663 series to the 131, 134, 136, 138 and 139 series per the guidance of the Secretary of State, as well as new 138.81 regarding surveyor ethics, 134.67 and 133.67 regarding examinations. The deadline for comments is January 10, January 17 and January 31 respectively.
Late renewals can be paid online or by check. The online renewal system for surveyors is available at https://pels.texas.gov/echo. To pay by check, contact staff. 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. Refer to CHRC Webpage for instructions.
We've received grades from the October 2020 PE exam. Check grades at: https://pels.texas.gov/grades
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The TBPELS Board approved an emergency rule to extend the PE exam completion deadline due to COVID-19. EmergencyRule133_67_ExamExtension.pdf
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 email@example.com. 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
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
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
TBPELS has an opening for an Analyst and two Investigators. The link below has a job description and instructions to apply. Employment Webpage
TBPELS staff will be monitoring submitted bills for any impact on the agency or the professions it regulates. Legislative Webpage
All new complete applications must be received to qualify for the April 16, 2021 exams.
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
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.
Payment deadline for the April 16, 2021 exams.