November 19, 2015 Board Meeting Recordings - The recordings are available for watching through the Board's YouTube Channel. Viewing these recordings qualifies for continuing education credit under the category of self-directed study. A maximum of five credit hours may be accrued for self-directed study.
FUTURE ENGINEERS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE - EITs and New PEs - TBPE needs your voice to help shape the future of licensure for the engineering profession. We are launching the first ever Future Engineers' Advisory Committee. If you or someone you know is interested, please visit the linked page above for more information and an online application! The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 27, 2015.
TBPE EXPRESS NEWSLETTER - Mailed in early September 2015, this electronic version can be shared or printed. This issue covers Legislative issues, stats related to the Criminal History Record Check requirement, introduces decoupling the PE exam from experience and offers summaries of enforcement actions since the last issue. Email our staff if you would like a printed version mailed to you.
REPEAL OF $200 PROFESSIONAL FEE – Effective September 1, 2015, licensed Professional Engineers will no longer pay the $200 Professional Fee associated with license renewals, applications for new PE licenses or reactivation of licenses in inactive status. Refer to the 84th Legislative Session Summary Page for additional details.
WHEN IS A PE REQUIRED ON A BUILDING PROJECT? TBPE developed a flowchart to determine if a Professional Engineer is required when a Texas project involves the design, erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair of, or the creation of plans and specs for a building. Use this one page diagrammatic to make sure your project is in compliance with the Texas Engineering Practice Act. It is a great reference for engineers, plan reviewers, city and county officials, and owners.
CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK - Do it now! Don't wait. You will not be able to renew until the Criminal History Record Check requirement has been met. A data file is sent daily to our agency which identifies those who have completed this check. Refer to the linked page for frequently asked questions, links to registration, forms and updated information as it is available.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - Read the latest developments in the newly-created examination and industry trends.
TECHNICAL EXPERTS - The Board needs your help! Refer to the linked page for additional information.