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Board & Committee Initiatives

All information provided via the links on the Board Initiatives site is for the purpose of informing the public and interested parties of the positions on issues and possible actions to be taken by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. If you have questions or comments, you may send them in writing by e-mail, fax or regular mail. Please include your name and contact information. Since the Board meets quarterly throughout the year, these specific questions may take additional time for review by the Board.

Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) - Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) and Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) - SB277 (78th Regular Session, 2003) created a Joint Advisory Committee on the Practice of Engineering and Architecture (see Texas Engineering Practice Act §1001.216.) This committee is composed of members of both boards and is to meet at least twice per year to discuss issues relating to both boards and overlapping areas of practice. For more information on upcoming meeting dates or minutes from previous meetings, visit our Board Meetings page. The JAC Advisory Opinion Process can be found here. The Board has issued a Policy Advisory Opinion regarding comprehensive building design.

Joint Committee - Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG) - TBPE and TBPG recognized that there is a potential for areas of overlapping practice and other issues that might affect both boards. As such, the boards have decided to form a joint committee to develop a process to handle such issues and to address the areas of overlap before they become areas of contention. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been developed between the two boards. For more information on upcoming meeting dates or minutes from previous meetings, visit our Board Meetings page.

International Licensure -To increase mobility of engineering with other countries, Texas has established temporary license agreements with Mexico, Canada and Australia based on the NAFTA and the AUSFTA free trade agreements. (See Board rule 133.27.) Instructions for International Temporary Licensure .

Software Engineering - Exams and Licensure

Attorney General Opinions
GA-391: Attorney General Opinion Issued on Whether a Professional Engineer May Prepare Plans and Specifications for A Public Building Without Engaging the Services of a Licensed Architect
(Direct link to OAG Website- GA-391)

Emergency Rulemaking (Hurricane Relief) - The emergency rule 133.12 adopted to for hurricane relief expired on January 5, 2006. If you have questions regarding licensure in Texas, please contact the board office.

 

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