What’s New:

TBPELS Office Closed

In order to do our part in the fight against COVID-19, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors’ office building located at 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, is closed for the foreseeable future effective March 25, 2020. If you need to drop off paperwork in person, please use the drop box to the right of the front door. 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 throught out the day during normal work hours. Your message will be routed and responded to by the appropriate department.

Covid-19 Pandemic

We are proactively doing our best to appropriately respond to the ever changing threats. Refer to this page for all agency operations affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. https://engineers.texas.gov/covid19.htm

Request for Qualifications for RPLS 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

RPLS, RCP and LSLS Exams
These exams have been postponed until June 5, 2020.

If you have already paid the exam fee for the April exam, the fee will be applied to the Friday, June 5, 2020 exam. If you choose not to sit for the exam in June, then your exam fee will be refunded. Future notices and specific information about the exam will be sent out soon.

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