Congratulations! You're Now a Professional Engineer. We’ll send you a physical pocket card, certificate of licensure, and welcome letter in the mail shortly. In the text to follow, we have attempted to provide clear instructions regarding your next steps. For the complete rules, refer to this document: https://pels.texas.gov/downloads/lawrules.pdf
To ensure compliance with Board Rules, these are your next steps:
Please note: Prior to 7/3/22, it was necessary for a P.E. to return their photograph and Seal Imprint form to the Board. The rules have been changed and this step is no longer required for new P.E.s.
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: State of Texas Licensed PE Seal
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: CEP Info
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding your license and next steps, please reach out to your licensing program specialist or email email@example.com.
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: PE Application Survey