Governor Abbott Appoints Three to TBPELS

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Karen Friese, P.E. and reappointed Albert Cheng and Catherine H. Norwood, P.E. to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) for terms set to expire on September 26, 2027.
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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.

Employment Opportunities

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

Employment 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


February 9-10, 2022
Board and Committee Meetings

Meeting Webpage

February 17, 2022
Ethics Webinar

The Board is offering these free ethics webinars to assist license and registration 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.

Webinar Webpage

February 21, 2022
Presidents' Day

The agency will be closed.

March 11, 2022
Registration / Exam Fee deadline

New applicants that are approved for the exam, must pay the $150 exam fee and register for the exams prior to the deadline.

Surveyor Exam Webpage

April 8, 2022
Exam Day at Norris Conference Center in Austin Texas

Surveyor Exam Webpage

April 21-22, 2022
PE Structural Exams

Engineer Exam Webpage


Quick Links

APPLY for PE License APPLY for RPLS APPLY for EIT Certification APPLY for SIT Certification APPLY for Engineering Firm APPLY for Surveying Firm RENEW online or CHANGE Profile (ECHO) FILE a Complaint


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