Events

June 19, 2017
Exam registration Opens

at NCEES for the October 27-28, 2017 PE and SE Exams. The exam deadline is August 31, 2017

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July 3-4, 2017
Independence Day
TBPE will be closed for the holidays. Please don't hesitate to send an email or leave a voicemail to have your issue addressed on 7/5/17.

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July 14, 2017
PE and EIT Application Deadlines
Completed applications submitted prior to the deadline date will be processed in time to meet the exam registration deadlines. Those submitted after the deadline may not be processed in time to register for the October 2017 NCEES PE Exam.





Latest News

NEW LAW & RULES DOCUMENT - Effective June 19, 2017, changes to rules 137.19 and 139.35 implement the requirements of House Bill 2439 passed by the 84th Texas legislature in 2015, which removed the special roster of engineers qualified to be windstorm inspectors.

QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING RECORDINGS - The May 25, 2017 meeting recordings have been posted on the TBPE YouTube Site. 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.

April 2017 EXAM GRADES - The PE exam grades have been released.
Refer to: http://engineers.texas.gov/grades

TBPE 80th ANNIVERSARY
March 18, 2017, was the 80th Anniversary of the New London School Explosion, a terrible accident that ultimately led to the creation of the Texas Engineering Practice Act and the creation of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. To honor all of the engineers since 1937 and their dedication to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas, Governor Abbott has issued a letter of recognition. Links to a commemorative image gallery and a historical video outlining the creation of the Board are also on the linked page.

85th LEGISLATIVE SESSION
No bills have been filed that directly impact the Texas Engineering Practice Act (Occupations Code 1001). We will update the Legislative Tracking Page if this changes. Refer to the linked page for a summary of the 85th Legislative Session as well as other helpful links.

"DECOUPLING" OF PE EXAM AND EXPERIENCE
As of May 1, 2016 rule changes allow a Texas EIT (Engineer in Training) to register for the PE exam prior to meeting the full experience requirement if they choose to do so. The exam is now "decoupled" from the experience requirement for licensure.

THE VALUE OF P.E. LICENSURE VIDEO

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The link above will launch a video which explains the value of the Professional Engineer License and the necessary steps to becoming a P.E. in Texas. The video was produced by TSPE (the Texas Society of Professional Engineers) in cooperation with TBPE.

WHEN IS A P.E. REQUIRED ON A BUILDING PROJECT? 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 - Refer to the linked page for frequently asked questions, links to registration, forms and updated information as it is available.

TECHNICAL EXPERTS - The Board needs your help! Refer to the linked page for additional information.

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