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Proposed Board Rules
Posted July 5, 2019

The deadline for comments is August 4, 2019.

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers (Board) proposes an amendment to §133.69, concerning waiver of examinations. The examination on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE exam) is considered a foundational qualification in the licensure of an engineer. The Board has the authority to waive the exam for applicants who possess sufficient education and experience credentials. Section 133.69(d) currently states that an applicant is not eligible to request a waiver of the FE exam if the applicant has taken and failed any FE exam in any jurisdiction within the previous two years. The proposed amendment limits an applicant from applying for an FE exam waiver if the applicant has failed the exam three or more times in any jurisdiction. This amendment does not prohibit an applicant from retaking the exam to achieve a passing score. Refer to the underlined text below for the added rule language.

§133.69. Waiver of Examination

(a) - (c) (No change.)
(d) An applicant is not eligible to request a waiver of the examination on the fundamentals of engineering if the applicant has taken and failed any examination on the fundamentals of engineering in any jurisdiction within the previous two years.  An applicant is not eligible to request a waiver of the examination on the fundamentals of engineering if the applicant has taken and failed any examination on the fundamentals of engineering in any jurisdiction three or more times.
(e) - (f) (No change.)

Rules were posted to the Texas Register on July 5, 2019. Any comments pertaining to these proposed rules may be submitted prior to August 4, 2019 to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers at: rules@engineers.texas.gov, 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78741 or faxed to (512) 440-0417.

 

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