TBPE SIGNS INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION - An agreement between Texas and South Korea was signed in Austin on March 10, 2016, which will streamline mutual recognition of engineering qualifications and licensing arrangements to work on projects in both jurisdictions. For more information, see the News Release.
DECOUPLING OF PE EXAM AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
Changes adopted at the February Board meeting will allow a Texas EIT (Engineer in Training) to register for the PE exam prior to meeting the full experience requirement. These rules will be effective May 2, 2016. Current EITs do not need to do anything at this time. The new system will be in effect for the upcoming October 2016 PE exam but will not be applicable for the April 2016 exam. More information is available on our Decoupling Webpage. Stay tuned to the TBPE website and watch emails for further updates.
NCEES SEEKS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING VOLUNTEERS
NCEES is currently seeking licensed professionals practicing structural engineering to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the Structural Engineering exam. The results of this online survey will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used by various U.S. states and territories for licensing purposes. The survey can be completed in about 45 minutes. Access the survey at: ncees.org/SEsurvey. Responses must be received by May 1, 2016.
NCEES SEEKS HELP FROM COMPUTER ENGINEERS FOR ONLINE SURVEY
NCEES is seeking licensed professional engineers practicing in computer engineering to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study (PAKS) to update specifications for the PE Electrical and Computer Engineering exams. The survey can be completed in about 20 minutes. To access the online survey, visit bit.ly/PEElecComp.
WHEN IS A PE 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.
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.