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January 16, 2018
Bad Weather Day
TBPE is closed due to inclement weather. Refer to the staff contact list if you would like to leave a message to have your issue addressed when we reopen on Wednesday, January 17, 2017.

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February 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. EST
NCEES PE and SE Exam Registration Deadline

Current EITs may register to take the exam before beginning the application process. Refer to the Decoupling Webpage. All other applicants must have exam approval. For further information, refer to the Licensing FAQ Webpage. Refer to the NCEES Exam Registration Website for exam information.

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March 7-8, 2018
P.E. Ethics Webinars

Each webinar provides an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. Two webinars are held each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration links will be posted here 30 days prior to the webinars.

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Refer to the Proposed Rules Page for rule language and instructions to respond. The deadline is January 15, 2017.

The Board has researched and authored a Policy Advisory Opinion regarding a Texas Real Estate Commission licensed inspector providing a draft opinion on a residential foundation and its relation to the practice of engineering.
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Any comments to the policy advisory opinion may be submitted by January 15, 2018, to David Howell, P.E., Deputy Executive Director, Texas Board of Professional Engineers, 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78741, faxed to his attention at (512) 440-0417 or sent by email to

October 2017 PE Exam Grades are available. Refer to:

JOB OPENINGS - TBPE has several job openings. Refer to the linked page for the job descriptions and instructions to apply.

LICENSURE VIDEOS - TBPE staff produced a series of new instructional videos to assist applicants. Click on the image below to go to the YouTube playlist.
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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.


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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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