Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Texas Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Texas.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry 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.

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Texas Engineering Company Licenses

Texas Engineering Firm Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Law:

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

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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Reinstatement

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

Notes:

Firms whose registration has expired must reapply to regain good standing.

Texas Geoscience Firm Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$300

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Land Surveying Firm Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying
Law:

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$129

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$129

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Engineering Licenses

Texas Engineer-in-Training Certification

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$15

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Geoscientist-in-Training Certification

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 application fee + $25 proctor fee + $200 exam fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Licensed State Land Surveyor (LSLS) License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$179

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Professional Engineer License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$80

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$40

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Professional Geoscientist - Geology License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$223

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Professional Geoscientist - Geophysics License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$223

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Professional Geoscientist - Soil Science License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$223

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$179

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Texas Surveyor in Training (SIT) Certification

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

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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