The Texas Board of Professional Engineers
March 2, 2016
Board Meeting Update
The Texas Board of Professional Engineers Quarterly Board and Committee Meetings were held February 10-11, 2016. Highlights include the following:
- Decoupling P.E. Exam from Experience
At the Regular Board meeting, the Board approved rules to allow for the 'decoupling' of the experience requirements for licensure and the approval to take the PE exam. These rules will officially be implemented in May 2016.
EITs do not need to do anything at this time.
Stay tuned to the TBPE website and watch emails for further updates.
This change will allow a Texas Engineer in Training (EIT) to register for the PE exam prior to meeting the full experience requirement. The May implementation date means the new system will be in effect for the upcoming October 2016 PE exam but will not be applicable for the April 2016 exam. Additional information and FAQs on decoupling can be found at:http://engineers.texas.gov/decoupling.html
- Board Rule Changes
- 4 year Rule review
The Board is undergoing the mandatory four year rule review process and has posted Board rule chapters 131, 133, 135, 137, and 139 for public comment. Please see http://engineers.texas.gov/proposed.htm to comment on any rule changes needed.
- Policy Advisory #39 - On-Farm Energy Audits
The Board approved the final version of Policy Advisory Opinion (PAO #39) regarding On-Farm Energy Audits. Refer to:http://engineers.texas.gov/policy.htm#pao3
- Video Clips
Viewing 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. Stream video of the Board Meeting by clicking on the link athttp://engineers.texas.gov/recordings.htm.
- Disciplinary Actions
All enforcement actions approved in the board meeting are posted on the TBPE website. Enforcement actions are reported based on the date of the board meeting at which the actions were taken. Refer to:http://engineers.texas.gov/disciplinary.htm