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PAKS Survey

The Professional Activities and Knowledge Study (PAKS) survey is the first and most important step in the development process for the state-specific exam for RPLS that will supplement the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam. The PAKS process is used to ensure that the exam is relevant to current practice in the profession. An invitation will be sent on 7/27/21 to all active RPLS who are registered in Texas. Results from the survey will be used to develop the test specifications for the Texas state-specific RPLS exam. Any questions, should be directed to info@pels.texas.gov

April Exam Results

Results for the April 2021 Civil, Architectural, and Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering PE exams are now available here. You should also have received your Pass/Fail result directly from NCEES.

April 2021 Surveying exam results have been sent directly to exam candidates. If you haven't received your results, please contact us at the email address at the bottom of our homepage.

87th Legislative Session

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

TBPELS Ethics Webinars

August 5, 2021, 2-3 p.m. CDT

The Board is offering these one hour, 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

Presentation Document

Board and Committee Meetings

August 26, 2021

Meetings will be held in Austin Texas at a location to be determined. Agendas will be posted one week prior to the meetings.

TBPELS Ethics Webinars

September 1-2, 2021, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. CDT

The Board is offering these one hour, 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.

Registration is now 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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