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Current Policy Advisory Opinions

(Requested after September 1, 2003)

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1. Water Quality Planning
2. Metropolitan Transportation Planning
3. Structural or Mechanical Modifications to Building Roofs
4. Water Tank Rehabilitation
5. Septic Tank Design Parameters
6. Mold Assessment & Remediation
7. Construction Materials Engineering
8. Engineering Aspects of Comprehensive Building Design
9. Comprehensive Building Design
9B. Comprehensive Building Design
10. Professional Engineer (PE) Title Use
11. Environmental Document Preparation
12. Professional Design of Indoor Antenna Systems
13. Specified Power Poles for Manufacture
14. PE Requirements for Telecomm/Datacomm Design
15. Conflicting Guidelines: Must a P.E. follow current Rules/Codes/Ordinances in lieu of previous authorizations?
16. PE's Engineering Areas of Competence
17. In regards to Forensic Engineering; Interpretation of giving testimony or preparing exhibit/document for use in a court of law.
18. Sealing Records Drawings
19. Commissioning of Engineered Systems (Buildings)
20. Engineer Required for Building
21. Manufactured Buildings
22. Conflict of Interest
23. Engineering Aspects of Facilities Assessment
24. Procurement of Engineering Services for Public Projects
25. Corrosion Protection Systems for Water Pipelines
26. Structural Integrity & Building Codes
27. Engineering aspects of preparation of EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
28. Preliminary Documents
29. Engineering Aspects of Gas Turbine Acceptance Testing
30. Real Estate Inspection Reports and Engineering
31. Designated Engineering Representatives
32. Texas Engineering Practice Act Board Rules and Staff Procedures
33. Direct Supervision and Engineering Discipline related to court testimony
34. Industry Exemption
35. Oil Well Production Casing String Design
36. Construction Management
37. Interpretation of Utility and Telephone Company Exemptions
38. Direct Supervision of Engineering Performed in Overseas Offices
39. On-Farm Energy Audits
40. Extent of Jurisdiction outside Texas
41. Firm Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* EAOR Number - Engineering Advisory Opinion Request Number

EAOR Number*: 1 - Approved and Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 10, 2005.
Title: Water Quality Planning
Requestor: CEC
Open Date: 10/14/2003
Summary: Define which portion of water quality planning services constitute the practice of engineering. Reference from an RFP issued by public entities in Austin region for water quality planning in Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer region. Review RFP and define engineering tasks.

Policy Advisory - Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 11, 2005.
Frequently Asked Questions
 
EAOR Number*: 2 - Approved and Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 18, 2005.
Title: Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Requestor: CEC
Open Date: 10/14/2003
Summary: Define which portion of metropolitan transportation planning constitutes the practice of engineering. RFPs given as examples: Waco bicycle and pedestrian plan, 1998 San Antonio fixed guideway plan, Ft. Worth transit corridor plan.

Policy Advisory
- Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on May 19, 2005.
 
EAOR Number*: 3 - Approved and Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on October 6, 2004.
Title: Structural or Mechanical Modifications to Building Roofs
Requestor: CEC
Open Date: 11/07/2003
Summary: TCEC and agency enforcement staff require guidance on when the services of a professional engineer would be required for roofing repair or modification projects. For example, which of the following activities are considered engineering? Specification of repairs, modifications to roof drainage systems, deck repairs, win uplift calculations, code compliance, insulation change, changes to roof mounted equipment, modification of parapets, change of roof slope, change of materials and similar issues.

Policy Advisory - Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on October 7, 2004.
Frequently Asked Questions
 
EAOR Number*: 4 - Approved by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on November 29, 2004. Closed on January 26, 2005.
Title: Water Tank Rehabilitation
Requestor: Jimmy Dunham / Dunham Engineering
Open Date: 02/02/2004
Summary: P.E. in tank evaluation/repair business requested P.A. defining engineering aspects of tank recoating and repair. Stated issues include lead containment, removal of metal structure during shot-blasting and structural repairs of corrosion damage. TCEQ has jurisdiction over the operation of public water systems in Texas. Further research by staff required to determine which TCEQ rules address tank repairs or renovations. Staff will report findings at next P.A. meeting.

Policy Advisory
- Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on January 26, 2005.
 
EAOR Number*: 5 - Closed by Policy Advisory Committee on April 16, 2004.
Title: Septic Tank Design Parameters
Requestor: Staff initiated
Open Date: 03/05/04
Summary: Associating septic system capacity and TCEQ rules as related to professional engineers.
 
EAOR Number*: 6 - Closed by Policy Advisory Committee on June 9, 2004.
Title: Mold Assessment & Remediation
Requestor: Staff initiated
Open Date: 02/26/04
Summary: Determine if there are aspects of mold remediation that may be completed by P.E. without obtaining additional license from Texas Department of Health (TDH).
Resolution: Changes were made by TDH in their documents allowing engineers to practice engineering as required.
 
EAOR Number*: 7 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 18, 2005.

Amended on August 20, 2009
Title: Construction Materials Engineering
Requestor: Steve Stagner
Open Date: 04/16/04
Summary: Request for Evaluation of Board Policy Advisory (06-99A) on Construction Materials Testing.This request asks the Board to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing policy advisory on engineering related to construction material testing and update as necessary. Policy Advisory - Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 20, 2009.

The Board issued an advisory opinion regarding Construction Materials Engineering on May 19, 2005. In an effort to make the format of this policy advisory consistent with other policy advisories issued by the Board, the Frequently Asked Questions section of the policy advisory is being moved out of the body of the policy advisory and will be available on a separate page of the agency website that can be updated by Board staff as needed without necessitating a vote by the Policy Advisory Committee. The Board also approved an edit to Frequently Asked Question # 2 that removes "that is to be used for acceptance purposes" from the second bulleted point in the question answer. Final approved by the Board on August 20, 2009. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Construction Materials Engineering - Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 20, 2009.
 
EAOR Number*: 8 - Withdrawn by the requestor on August 6, 2004. The Policy Advisory Opinion Committee accepted the request to withdraw on August 17, 2004
Title: Engineering Aspects of Comprehensive Building Design
Requestor: Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Open Date: 06/9/04
Summary: On May 21 the request to pursue a policy advisory opinion on this subject was approved during a Joint Advisory Committee of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners(TBAE). The request was to be submitted to the TBPE Policy Advisory Opinion Committee to "define whether engineering includes comprehensive building design (or full-scope building systems) in terms of building systems". The TBPE Policy Advisory Opinion Committee accepted this request at the June 9, 2004 meeting.

On August 6, 2004, the Joint TBPE/TBAE Advisory Committee voted to rescind their previous request and allow the Texas Society for Professional Engineers written request of a similar nature to proceed with the TBPE Policy Advisory Opinion Committee. On August 17, 2004 the TBPE Policy Advisory Opinion Committee voted to approve the closure of this Policy Advisory Request.
 
EAOR Number*: 9 - Approved and Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 10, 2005.

Rescinded by the Board on February 23, 2006.
Title: Comprehensive Building Design
Requestor: Raul Pena / Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Open Date: 07/23/04
Summary: Does the practice of engineering include comprehensive and complete design of buildings by a competent engineer without the services of an architect? Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 11, 2005.

Rescinded by the Board on February 23, 2006 based on the results of Attorney General Opinion GA-0391. A rewrite of this Policy Advisory Opinion is now under consideration by the committee. When released, it will be entitled 9B.
   
  9B - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 7, 2007.
Rescinded by the Board on May 24, 2012.
For more information about responsibilities of engineers and architects regarding building design, please visit http://engineers.texas.gov/overlap.html.
 
EAOR Number*: 10 - Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on November 29, 2004. Board re-evaluated and Committee accepted new response letter on August 10, 2005.
Title: Professional Engineer (PE) Title Use
Requestor: Mark Goodson / Goodson Engineering
Open Date: October 1, 2004
Summary:
Can Texas residents not licensed in Texas, but licensed in another state identify themselves as P.E. (other State) on business cards or other documents? On November 29th, the TBPE Policy Advisory Opinion Committee met and accepted the Executive Director's response. New response letter was accepted on August 10, 2005.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 11 - Withdrawn by the requestor on April 29, 2005. The Policy Advisory Committee accepted the request on May 18, 2005. The Policy Advisory Opinion Committee accepted the request to withdraw on May 18, 2005.
Title: Environmental Document Preparation
Requestor: Steve Stagner
Open Date: December 15, 2004
Summary: Pursuant to Section 1001.601, Occupations Code, the Texas Council of Engineering Companies requests that the Board issue an advisory opinion analyzing the engineering elements of and the engineering supervision required for environmental document preparation, particularly in relation to transportation projects.
 
EAOR Number*: 12 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 23, 2006.
Title: Professional Design of Indoor Antenna Systems
Requestor: John Hollister
Open Date: 02/03/05 (Accepted by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 10, 2005)
Summary: To what extent is professional engineering involved in the design and installation of indoor antenna systems used for enhanced wireless communication in buildings and other structures.Response Letter*

*This letter was sent to building officials of major Texas cities.
 
EAOR Number*: 13 - Closed by Policy Advisory Committee on August 10, 2005.
Title: Specified Power Poles for Manufacture
Requestor: David Turner, P.E. (#57620)
Open Date: Open Date: 04/28/05
Summary: Are custom-designed or specified steel & pre-stressed concrete poles for utilities (public & investor owned) required to be designed by a licensed engineer?

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 14 - Closed by Policy Advisory Committee on August 10, 2005.
Title: PE Requirements for Telecomm/Datacomm Design
Requestor: Bernard F. Bareis, P.E.
Open Date: 05/18/05
Summary: Determine requirements for involvement of a Professional Engineer in electrical and/or software design for telecommunications and/or data communications equipment, switches, routers, systems, subsystems, software, hardware, or similar components whereby the public is affected by deployment thereof.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 15 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 9, 2006
Title: Conflicting Guidelines: Must a P.E. follow current Rules/Codes/Ordinances in lieu of previous authorizations?
Requestor: David Venhuizen
Open Date: December 8, 2005
Summary: The Board is requested to rule on whether the rules of conduct require a Licensed Professional Engineer to execute his/her practice in accordance with all current rules, unless explicitly waived or varied by the implementing agent through the processes established for doing so, in cases where legislative action has resulted in the activities of non-licensed persons being exempt from having to conform to certain rules.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 16 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on March 7, 2006.
Title: PE's Engineering Areas of Competence
Requestor: Rankin A. Curtis, Jr., P.E.
Open Date: November 28, 2005
Summary: Should an engineer be limited to practice only in the field that he/she is examined?

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*:
17 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 23, 2006.
Title: In regards to Forensic Engineering; Interpretation of giving testimony or preparing exhibit/document for use in a court of law.
Requestor: Anonymous
Open Date:
January 3, 2006
Summary:
Can only Texas licensed professional engineers prepare exhibits or reports for Texas Courts?

Request
Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 18 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 7, 2007.
Title: Sealing Records Drawings
Requestor: Board/Staff Initiated
Open Date: February 23, 2006
Summary: Staff initiated request based on frequent inquiries regarding sealing of record (as-built) drawings. City officials often request that these drawings be sealed by a professional engineer. Historically TBPE has not considered records drawings to be engineering.

Policy Advisory
- Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on February 8, 2007.
 
EAOR Number*: 19 - Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 7, 2007.
Title: Commissioning of Engineered Systems (Buildings)
Requestor: Cameron Labunski, P.E.
Open Date: February 9, 2006
Summary: The request asked that the statute be changed to include "commissioning." The inquiry suggests that the commissioning of engineered systems is the practice of engineering and requested that the Board initiate an advisory opinion process.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 20 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 9, 2006
Title: Engineer Required for Building
Requestor:
R. Carson Fisk
Open Date: April 5, 2006
Summary: Is an engineer required to prepare the designs of a building 5,000 square feet or larger and what parts must be designed by an engineer if an engineer is required?

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 21 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 9, 2006
Modified by the Board on August 16, 2012. Please see new response letter.
Title: Manufactured Buildings
Requestor: Tonya Palmer
Open Date: 05/23/06
Summary: To determine if manufactured buildings are a "product" and allow gov. entities to accept a sealed certification letter for permitting or whether plans that are sealed by a licensed professional engineer are required.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 22 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 9, 2007
Title: Conflict of Interest
Requestor: Staff Initiated
Open Date: February 7, 2007
Summary: Board will issue guidance on the notifications procedure for conflict of interest situations.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 23 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 20, 2009.
Title: Engineering Aspects of Facilities Assessment
Requestor: Peyton McKnight
Open Date: August 8, 2008
Summary: Determine the engineering aspects of assessing existing structures, buildings and facilities.

Policy Advisory
- Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 20, 2009
 
EAOR Number*:
24 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 20, 2009.

Title: Procurement of Engineering Services for Public Projects
Requestor: Matthew C. Ryan
Open Date: February 3, 2009
Summary: The Board's interpretation of our rules regarding the PSPA as it applies to specific contractor requested professional engineering services such as: trench safety plans, traffic plans and temporary foundations.

Policy Advisory - Approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 20, 2009
 
EAOR Number*: 25 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 25, 2010
Title: Corrosion Protection Systems for Water Pipelines
Requestor: Jeffrey L. Mattson
Open Date: 03/17/09
Summary: Do TCEQ regulations regarding corrosion control systems on gas & petroleum pipelines apply to water pipelines?

Policy Advisory
– Approved by the Texas Texas Board of Professional Engineers on February 25, 2010
 
EAOR Number*: 26 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on August 20, 2009

Title: Structural Integrity & Building Codes
Requestor: Lester Germanio, P.E.
Open Date: 07/02/09
Summary: When is a structure unsafe according to local building codes?

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 27 - Verbally withdrawn by the requestor and the Policy Advisory Committee accepted the request to withdraw on November 19, 2009.
Title: Engineering aspects of preparation of EPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
Requestor: Peyton McKnight
Open Date: 07/16/09
Summary: Determine which aspects of the preparation of SWPPP require the services of P.E.'s
 
EAOR Number*: 28 – Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on November 19, 2009.
Title: Preliminary Documents
Requestor: John Turpin
Open Date: 09/28/09
Summary: Define when a document is preliminary as defined by the Texas Engineering Practice Act.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 29 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 25, 2010
Title: Engineering Aspects of Gas Turbine Acceptance Testing
Requestor: Eugene R. Reinhart, P.E.
Open Date: 12-3-09
Summary: Are licensed engineers required to perform acceptance testing on gas turbine engines when compliance to ASME PTC 22 is a requirement?

Policy Advisory - Approved by the Texas Texas Board of Professional Engineers on February 25, 2010
 
EAOR Number*: 30 – Closed by Policy Advisory Committee on February 25, 2010
Title: Real Estate Inspection Reports and Engineering
Requestor: Gary R Maze
Open Date: 12/21/09
Summary: Are certain statements made in a real estate inspection report the practice of engineering.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 31 - The Board accepted Texas Attorney General Opinion No. GA-0955 on August 16, 2012
Title: Designated Engineering Representatives
Requestor: John Siemens
Open Date: 10/24/11
Summary: Designated engineering representatives provide engineering services to aviation clients. Are they required to be licensed?
Texas Attorney General Opinion GA-0955
 
EAOR Number*: 32 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 15, 2012
Title: Texas Engineering Practice Act Board Rules and Staff Procedures
Requestor: Carol Hemphill
Open Date: 12/06/11
Summary: Can staff deviate from the Texas Engineering Practice Act or Board Rules?
Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 33 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 24, 2012
Title: Direct Supervision and Engineering Discipline related to court testimony
Requestor: Anonymous
Open Date: 03/16/12
Summary: Can an engineer not licensed in a discipline supervise a subordinate that has a college degree in that discipline?  Firm identification requirements related to court testimony.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 34 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 21, 2014
Title: Industry Exemption
Requestor: Shawn Bodine
Open Date: 02/14/13
Summary: Issue a Policy Advisory regarding the Industry Exemption as it applies to consultants providing services for clients operating under the industry exemption.

Policy Advisory
 
EAOR Number*: 35 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 23, 2013
Title: Oil Well Production Casing String Design
Requestor: James H. Nye
Open Date: 03/23/13
Summary: Is a Texas licensed PE required to design the production casing for an oil well?

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 36 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on May 21, 2014
Title: Construction Management
Requestor: Steve Stagner
Open Date: 09/14/13
Summary: What engineering tasks are associated with construction management?

Policy Advisory
 
EAOR Number*: 37 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 12, 2015; Policy Advisory Opinion Committee voted to accept the request for  reconsideration of PAO 37 on April 14, 2015.

Revoked by the Board May 5, 2015.


Title: Interpretation of Utility and Telephone Company Exemptions
Requestor: Staff Initiated
Open Date: 02/13/14
Summary: Are utility and telephone companies exempt from providing engineered plans for construction in cities and other governmental entities?
 
EAOR Number*: 38 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on November 20, 2014
Title: Direct Supervision of Engineering Performed in Overseas Offices
Requestor: Anonymous
Open Date: 09/27/14
Summary: What part of engineering work can be performed at overseas branch offices that are directly supervised by Texas office professional engineer(s)? Does significant time zone differences impact that capability. Is that work limited in anyway; such as reports, specifications, details, calculations, estimates, engineering plans/drawings/models etc. Is "reasonable geographic vicinity to the locating the work" limited in any manner.

Response Letter
 
EAOR Number*: 39 - Approved and Closed by the Policy Advisory Opinion Committee on February 11, 2016.
Title: On-Farm Energy Audits
Requestor: Staff Initiated
Open Date: 01/16/2015
Summary: USDA-NRCS reviews On-Farm Energy Audits per American National Standard ANSI/ASABE S612 and requires that they be performed by a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or a licensed Professional Engineer. Does Texas require that they be a Texas Licensed P.E.?
Status: Policy Advisory
 
EAOR Number*: 40 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee May 26, 2016.
Title: Extent of Jurisdiction outside Texas
Requestor: Marc S. Young, P.E.
Open Date: 02/11/2016
Summary: Please provide a policy opinion on what basis in both statutory law, regulatory law or case law limits the Board's "Specific" or "General" jurisdiction to a "practice of engineering" only on projects within The State of Texas and excludes engineering done in the State for projects not in the State.
  Response Letter
EAOR Number*: 41 - Closed by Policy Advisory Opinion Committee February 16, 2017.
Title: Firm Registration
Requestor: Anonymous
Open Date: 10/17/2016
Summary: Clarify the requirements for utilizing other resources of a parent company from other international locations.
  Response Letter


* EAOR Number - Engineering Advisory Opinion Request Number


Public Comment

Public and professional comment is welcome. Please include the EAOR number on the envelope and on the letter or documents. Please send public comment to:

Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Policy Advisory Division
1917 IH-35 South
Austin, TX 78741

Fax Number: (512) 442-1414, Attention: Policy Advisory Division

Email: Policy Advisory

Engineering Advisory Opinion References

The Board is seeking experienced engineers to serve as references for policy advisory opinions on an as-needed basis. (More Information)



Existing Policy Advisory Opinions

10-95-A: Petroleum Storage Tank Sites

Discussions took place between the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers during the summer of 1995 to develop a common understanding of the definition of engineering. The need for clarification arose because of confusion concerning the roles the scientific and engineering professionals have on corrective action for the leaking petroleum storage tank sites.


11-95-C: Continuing Professional Competency (CPC)

CPC was a voluntary professional development program that was implemented by the Board for a six-year period.  The voluntary CPC ended June 1, 2001. 


06-96-A: Materials Testing and Analysis

Board Action Date:  06-13-01

The scope of this advisory is to identify engineering and related services in geotechnical and material testing for civil engineering type projects, including road construction and repair.

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers voted to remove this Policy Advisory on August 11, 2005, since all issues are covered in a more recent policy advisory. For the latest information regarding this subject refer to Policy Advisory Opinion on Construction Materials Engineering (EAOR # 7).  


09-98-A: Regarding Design, Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations

Documentation related to Residential Foundations can be found at the Texas ASCE website.


06-99-A: Construction Materials Engineering

This Policy Advisory reflects the Board's formal position relative to the definition of engineering services, and the procurement of these services, in the specialty area of Construction Materials Engineering. All prospective purchasers of these services for Public Entities should be aware of this Policy Advisory.

This Policy Advisory has been replaced by Construction Materials Engineering (EAOR#7), approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers on August 20, 2009.


The Design And Layout Of Fire Sprinkler Systems And Fire Alarm Systems

The policy advisories below replace the previously suspended policy advisory: "The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems and Fire Alarm Systems" - Board Action Date: June 13, 2001.

04-04-FA: Planning of Fire Alarm Systems - Board Action Date: April 22, 2004
To clarify the extent to which the planning of fire detection devices and fire alarm systems is considered the practice of engineering.


04-04-FS: Planning of Fire Sprinkler Systems - Board Action Date: April 22, 2004
To clarify the extent to which the planning of fire sprinkler systems is considered the practice of engineering. This policy advisory and "Planning of Fire Alarm Systems" replace suspended policy advisory "The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems and Fire Alarm Systems - Board Action Date: June 13, 2001.


Existing Policy Statements

Licensure for Part-time or Non Doctoral Degree Instructors

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers issued a policy statement during the March 15, 2001 board meeting to encourage and facilitate the licensure of engineering educators. The following are the minimum qualifications as set forth in the policy statement:

The Board recognizes that not all instructors have doctoral degrees, especially those teaching part-time or newer subjects such as software engineering. The Texas Engineering Practice Act contains provisions for those that do not have doctoral degrees to be able to request waiver of the examination requirements. Those faculty who have an ABET accredited undergraduate degree and/or Master's degree in engineering but do not have doctoral degree a may request waiver of examination requirements with 12 years of experience. Those faculty having undergraduate or Master's degrees that are from non-ABET accredited engineering curriculums or related science curriculums must have 16 years of experience to request waiver of the examination requirements. For part-time faculty, the Board believes that an application must include the Supplementary Experience Records to give a complete overview of qualifications. In this case, the applicant should note on the application that they do instruct engineering courses and give a description of the courses.

For more information regarding this program or to be notified as the program progresses, email our agency at: info@engineers.texas.gov