|(a) Pursuant to §1001.351 of the Act, the license
holder must renew the license annually to continue to practice engineering
under the provisions of the Act. If the license renewal requirements
are not met by the expiration date of the license, the license shall
expire and the license holder may not engage in engineering activities
that require a license until the renewal requirements have been met.
(b) Pursuant to §1001.275 of the Act, the board
will mail a renewal notice to the last recorded address of each license
holder at least 30 days prior to the date a person's license is to
expire. Regardless of whether the renewal notice is received, the
license holder has the sole responsibility to pay the required renewal
fee together with any applicable late fees at the time of payment.
(c) A license holder may renew a license by submitting:
(1) the required annual renewal fee. Payment may be
made by personal, company, or other checks drawn on a United States
bank (money order or cashier's check), or by electronic means, payable
in United States currency;
(2) the continuing education program documentation
as required in §137.17 of this chapter (relating to Continuing
Education Program) to the board prior to the expiration date of the
(3) documentation of submittal of fingerprints for
criminal history record check as required by §1001.277 of the
Act, unless previously submitted to the board.
(d) Licenses will expire according to the following
(1) Licenses originally approved in the first quarter
of a calendar year will expire on December 31.
(2) Licenses originally approved in the second quarter
of a calendar year will expire on March 31.
(3) Licenses originally approved in the third quarter
of a calendar year will expire on June 30.
(4) Licenses originally approved in the fourth quarter
of a calendar year will expire on September 30.
(e) A temporary license applied for in accordance with §133.27
of this title (regarding Application for Temporary License for Engineers
Currently Licensed Outside the United States) may only be renewed
twice for a total duration of three years, after which the former
license holder may apply for a standard license as provided in the
current Act and applicable board rules.
(f) A license holder who, at the time of his or her
annual renewal, has any unpaid administrative penalty owed to the
Board or who has failed to comply with any term or condition of a
Consent Order, Agreed Board Order, or a Final Board Order shall not
be allowed to renew his or her license to practice engineering until
such time as the administrative penalty is paid in full or the term
or condition is satisfied unless otherwise authorized by the Consent
Order, Agreed Board Order, or a Final Board Order.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §137.7 adopted to be effective May 20, 2004, 29 TexReg 4878; amended to be effective November 8, 2004, 29 TexReg 10265; amended to be effective January 1, 2006, 30 TexReg 8686; amended to be effective December 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 10173; amended to be effective December 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 9933; amended to be effective December 17, 2013, 38 TexReg 9045; amended to be effective December 14, 2015, 40 TexReg 8889; amended to be effective March 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 1440; amended to be effective September 30, 2020, 45 TexReg 6769