TBPE EXPRESS NEWSLETTER - The new issue is en route to your mailbox. If you would like to see the electronic version, click on the image above. Communication preferences in the online system ECHO determine if you will receive a printed copy. If you believe you should have received one and you don't get it in the next few weeks, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get one to you.
PROPOSED BOARD RULES - Rule changes proposed in the August 27th Board meeting have been posted for comment. They are related to recently passed legislation. Changes include new options for military service members, state contract guidelines, lowered late fees and removal of the $200 professional fee. Comments may be submitted prior to October 18, 2015.
BOARD MEETING RECORDINGS - from the August 27, 2015 meeting are now available for viewing. Watching 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.
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.