Continuing Education Requirements for TX PEs
The Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) regulates the practice of engineering and establishes continuing education standards. Engineers in Texas must earn 15 professional development hour credits every year. At least 1 PDH must be in the category of ethics and related to the code of conduct, Texas engineering laws, and standards of practice. Texas does not pre-approve course providers or courses. License renewal is done quarterly based on the registrant’s date of initial registration.
Listed below are the Texas professional engineer (PE) license renewal requirements.
|No of PDH hours required||15 PDH|
|Renewal period||Annually, by March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and December 31st based on the original date of the licensure.|
|Provider approval||The Board does not pre-approve course providers|
|Course content approval||Any program with a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge relevant to the licensee’s field of practice. Subject matter which is technical in nature or addresses professional ethics, codes or other similar topics which facilitate the licensee’s professional development as a professional engineer and serves to safeguard life, health and property and promote the public welfare. At least 1 PDH in Ethics.|
|Maximum PDH hours to carry over||14 PDH. Ethics courses cannot be carried over and should be renewed every year.|
|Online courses||No limit on online courses.|
|State Board Website||http://engineers.texas.gov/index.htm|
We prepared a detailed summary and review of the Texas continuing education requirements (read the article). The Texas Engineering Practice Act requires that all Professional Engineers must obtain 15 hours of continuing education each year in order to renew their licenses. At least one PDH hour must be on professional ethics or a review of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
The licensee is responsible for maintaining records documenting completion of CEU courses. Acceptable records include:
- A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructor’s or speaker’s name, and PDH credits earned; and
- Attendance verification records in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence of attendance.
Keeping your Texas engineering license often means fulfilling continuing education requirements and staying up to speed on new technologies and developments. All of our courses are guaranteed to be accepted by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to verify that courses meet the criteria required by the Board.
Detailed Analysis of Texas CEU Requirements
We prepared a detailed analysis and overview of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers’ PDH requirements for engineers. (Here is the link.) This review covers the latest version of the Texas engineering laws, Board rules, and acceptable courses for PE’s.
Proof of Completion for Texas Engineer Continuing Education
PE’s are required to maintain their Texas PE PDH records for 3 years. The Board may request copies for verification purposes. We help you meet this requirement by providing instant access to your certificates through our online account portal.
BOARD CONTACT INFORMATION
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
1917 IH 35 South, Austin, TX 78741