What’s New:

Information Security Reminder

As remote work has increased, so too have hacking attempts against remote workers. With that in mind, please note that as an agency we won't email you attached files unexpectedly, and if we ask you to visit a webpage to enter information, in the URL you should see "https://pels.texas.gov", "https://engineers.texas.gov", or "https://txls.texas.gov".

If you receive an email from us that you suspect is a phishing or hacking attempt, please send let us know at echohelp@pels.texas.gov and we'll investigate and get back to you ASAP. 

April/June 2020 RPLS, RCP and LSLS Exams

The exams have been postponed and combined with the October 2020 exams. COVID-19 continues to impact the TBPELS Agency as well as our State and communities. Due to the recommendations of public health officials, executive orders from the Governor, and directions from our Professional Board, the TBPELS is postponing the Texas April / June 2020 surveying exams until the October 2020 exam date. If you have already paid the exam fee for the April or June exams, the fee will be applied to the Friday, October 16, 2020 exam. If you choose not to sit for the exam in October, then your exam fee will be refunded. The exam registration deadline is July 15, 2020.

TBPELS Office Closed due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to do our part in the fight against COVID-19, the agency office building located at 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, is closed for the foreseeable future. If you need to drop off paperwork in person, please use the drop box to the right of the front door. Mail is gathered daily. Processing times for any documents submitted, including public information act requests, will be delayed. Staff is teleworking. Send your emails to info@pels.texas.gov This email is monitored throughout the day during normal work hours. Your message will be routed and responded to by the appropriate department. Refer to this page for all agency operations affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. https://engineers.texas.gov/covid19.htm

Governor Abbott Appoints New Public Board Member

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Marguerite “Margo” McClinton Stoglin, Ph.D. to the Board for a term set to expire on September 26, 2025. Press Release

Request for RPLS Qualifications Needed

TBPELS is seeking qualifications for up to 3 Registered Professional Land Surveyors (RPLS) to perform technical reviews and analysis of the compliance of surveys and surveying work products with the Board Acts and Rules. Refer to this RFQ document: RFQ_RPLS.pdf

New Board Members

Governor Abbott names Chair and appoints Johnson and Nejad to Texas Board Of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Governor's Office Announcement

11/15/2019: October 2019 - Exam Results

A list of examinees that passed their respective exam(s) and have been granted licensure is available via the link below. Note, license numbers and certificates will be issued after the registration payment has been received by the board office.

View Exam Results

11/01/2019: Renewals (RPLS/LSLS & Surveying Firms)

Online renewals are currently available through our online services. For more information and instruction, please visit our renewals page.

RPLS/LSLS Renewals Surveying Firm Renewals

Renewal via mail will require an invoice. The board will mail all licensees and firms an invoice. Invoices will be required with any check or money order renewal payments sent via mail.

We understand that past renewals (via mail) did not require an invoice. However, we do appreciate your patience and participation with this new process.

8/20/2019: We’ve moved

On June 16, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed a historic piece of legislation that will merge the regulation of the practices of engineering and land surveying into one board. Effective September 1, 2019, HB1523 creates the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS). Work on the merger of the engineering and surveying boards is well underway.

All land surveyor functions will be moving to the new location at TBPELS the first week of September. September 2nd we will be closed for Labor Day. On September 3rd, we’ll start the moving process. We will do our best to get back online as quickly as possible, but correspondence via mail, email, or telephone may be slow during the transition. The goal is to be fully operational again Monday, September 9, 2019.

After September 1, 2019 all mail should be sent to the new TBPELS address. If you are sending something and you anticipate it arriving on or around September 1st, please use this address:

Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

1917 S. Interstate 35 Austin, Texas 78741
Email: info@pels.texas.gov
Phone: 512-440-7723