To ensure compliance with Board Rules, these are your next steps:
A. Obtain a seal.
B. Place the seal imprint and photograph on the form.
C. Return the form to TBPE.
Failure to return an acceptable seal imprint and portrait within 60 days after the date of this notice is a violation of Board Rules and may subject the licensee to sanctions.
A. Obtain a Seal
To have a seal/stamp made, check the internet or yellow pages in your city for "stamps and seals". Rubber stamps, impression seals, and electronic seals are all acceptable under Texas law. For your convenience, a copy of the seal artwork can be downloaded from our website at: http://engineers.texas.gov/downloads/engseal_blank.jpg
The following rules apply to seals:
Seals shall be no larger than two inches. Regardless of seal size the engineer's name and number must be clearly legible.
All physical seals obtained and used by license holders shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink image or permanent impression of the seal attached to the engineering work.
All seals shall contain any given name, commonly accepted variation of the given name, or initial combination with the surname as currently listed with the Board and in the usual written signature. Nicknames shall not be permitted on a seal in lieu of a given name or initial combination. The name can be displayed on the seal using all uppercase letters such as "LESLIE H. DOE" or using the standard combination of upper and lowercase letters, such as "Leslie H. Doe".
Preprinting of blank forms with an engineer's seal, or the use of decal or other seal replicas is prohibited.
The Seal Vendor Form has all these specifics and can be taken to a selected vendor.
B. Place the Seal Imprint and Photograph on the Form
Once you have your seal, you need to prepare the seal imprint form. Place the seal imprint and a wallet-sized portrait photograph on the form. A copy of the form was mailed to you in your new PE Certificate Packet. An electronic version of the form is available at: https://engineers.texas.gov/downloads/eb33.pdf
C. Return the form to TBPE
The scanned form with printed seal can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
However, forms using an impression or embossing seal must be mailed to the office at the address indicated below.
When your seal imprint form is received, it will be reviewed for accuracy and you will be notified by email if it is approved or if corrections need to be made.
2. Maintain Continuing Education Records
Each license holder shall meet the Continuing Education Program (CEP) requirements for professional development as a condition for license renewal unless the license is in Inactive Status. New license holders are exempt for their first renewal period if the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering exam was taken within 1 calendar year of the license issuance date. Refer to this webpage for further information on the CEP: https://engineers.texas.gov/CEP_Info.htm
3. Notification of Name Change, Address Change, Employer Change and Criminal Convictions
Each license holder shall notify the board in writing not later than 30 days after a change in the person's legal name, personal mailing address, or employment status. Changes can be made electronically online or in writing.
Each license holder shall notify the board in writing not later than 30 days after a misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction, or any sanction is imposed against a licensee by another state's engineering licensing board. Refer to the Criminal History Form to submit information.
4. Annual License Renewal
Your annual license renewal date will be determined by when your license is issued. Typically, an initial license will be due for renewal approximately 9-11 months after initial creation as licenses cannot be current for more than a 12-month period. Expiration dates are quarterly and will be March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31. You will be notified by email and by a mailed notification at least 30 days prior to your license expiration. Refer the P.E. License Renewal Webpage for additional information.
The Board is interested in improving the application process and values your opinion. If you would like to provide feedback to the Board regarding the licensure process, please use the following form: