PROPOSED RULE CHANGES - The deadline to submit comments is 10/16/16.
131.1, 131.3, 131.63, 131.7, 131.81, 131.85 - The proposed rule changes are clean up changes to make some minor corrections and updates.
137.5, 137.17, 137.31, 137.33, 137.37 and 137.63 - The proposed rule changes are intended to more closely align with the statute or are typographical, grammatical or add clarification to the specific rule.
139.13, 139.15, 139.17, 139.19, 139.31, 139.35 and 139.47 - The proposed rule changes are intended to more closely align with the statute or are typographical, grammatical or add clarification to the specific rule.
133.35 - The proposed rule change extends the acceptance of transcripts from NCEES and Board approved commercial evaluation services provided the transcripts were forwarded directly from the registrar of the institution.
133.67 - The proposed rule change clarifies the time frame when an applicant may re-apply for approval to register for the PE exam after exhausting the approved exam attempts or having the approval period expire.
NEW LAW AND RULES PUBLICATION
The Board recently adopted amendments to §133.27, §133.41and §133.43. The rule changes were effective September 11, 2016. The adopted rule changes to §133.27 implement a licensing agreement between the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and the Republic of Korea. The adopted rule changes to §133.41 and §133.43 implement process changes related to enhancing engagement of Engineers in Training. These changes allow a person to demonstrate enhanced competence and readiness for licensure on the license application by including information on the Supplementary Experience Record regarding additional training and participation in professional organizations.
"DECOUPLING" OF PE EXAM AND EXPERIENCE
Effective 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.
- Decoupling Webpage
- Online EIT Application
- Already a Texas EIT? - The online EIT application system is ONLY for new EIT applications. You do not need to apply for a new EIT certification.
EIT Roster to Check Status
EIT Certification Renewal Form
NCEES Exam Registration
VALUE OF PE LICENSURE VIDEO
The link above will launch a video which explains the value of the Professional Engineer License and the necessary steps to becoming a PE in Texas. The video was produced by TSPE (the Texas Society of Professional Engineers) in cooperation with TBPE.
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.
TECHNICAL EXPERTS - The Board needs your help! Refer to the linked page for additional information.