Texas Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Texas engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Texas for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Texas Engineering Company Licenses

Texas Engineering Firm Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Law:

Tex. Occ. Code Ann. § 1001.001 et seq. 

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Texas for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form:

Engineering Firm Registration

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Texas and need to renew their license.

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the end of the month the license was issued in.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Firm Information Update

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of address change for effective coorespondence.

Reinstatement

Notes:

Send an email to licensing department for a reinstatement application.

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Engineering Licenses

Texas Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Engineer-In-Training Certification

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Form:

Engineer-in-Training Certification Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$15

Due:

Eight years from date of issuance.

Texas Professional Engineer License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form:

Application Packet

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$40

Due:

Licenses are renewed annually on the date preceding the quarter in which the license was issued. The renewal dates are December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30 of each year. For example, if the license was received on February 20, 2017 (1 quarter), the renewal fee would be due on December 31, 2018.

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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