eweek logoFebruary 22-28, 2015 - Engineers' Week
Celebrate how engineers make a difference and increase public dialogue about the need for engineers. Keep in mind continuing education can be earned for "Active participation in educational outreach activities involving K-12 or higher education students." §137.17 (f) (10)

FREE TBPE Student Webinar on the FE Exam and the licensure process. This event held on February 25th was well attended. Review the presentation materials. Another student webinar will be held in the coming months, check back here for the date and time.

March 5-6, 2015 - FREE ETHICS WEBINARS. Each ethics presentation provides an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics. There is a maximum of 1,000 attendees for each webinar and they fill up quickly.


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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.

ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS FOR UTILITY AND TELEPHONE PROJECTS - At its February 2015 Board meeting, TBPE approved Policy Advisory Opinion #37 (PAO) concerning utility and telephone company exemptions and requirements for providing engineering plans for construction in cities and other jurisdictions.  The full text of PAO #37 and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are located at:

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.

2015 NCEES Exam Information - The next NCEES PE exams are April 17-18, 2015. PE exam registration is now open. The PE Exam registration deadline is February 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. CST. Registration for the FE exam is open year-round.
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EMERGING ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS GROUP - This group is being launched by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying). The group will connect young engineers and surveyors with NCEES decision makers to provide feedback and discuss topics concerning the licensure process and discuss topics relevant to the future of the engineering and surveying professions. Go to for more information.

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.


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