In Texas, if you are an Engineering Educator, the Board will allow you to become registered by an alternate process. You can request a waiver for both the F.E. and P.E. exams.

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers has revised the rules for licensure for Engineering Educators via a waiver of both the FE and the PE examinations. For waiver of the FE examination only, an engineering educator must meet the requirements of 133.25. These rules are effective January 1, 2006. The following is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth in the Board Rules. Please refer to Board Rules 133.25 and 133.69 for the most up to date information.

http://www.tbpe.state.tx.us/lic_ed.htm

The following is extracted from page 37/38 from the following document found at

http://www.tbpe.state.tx.us/downloads/law_rules042708.pdf

133.25 Applications from Engineering Educators

(a) Persons who are engineering educators instructing engineering courses in an institution of higher education or a private or independent institution of higher education, as defined in the Education Code 61.003 are permitted to seek licensure utilizing an alternate application.

(b) The minimum educational qualifications are as follows:

(1) Earned doctoral degree in engineering from a college or university that offers an undergraduate or master's degree program in a related branch of engineering that is approved by the EAC/ABET as published in the current version of the ABET Accreditation Yearbook and or the current version of the ABET International Yearbook or as published in the yearbook applicable to a previous year in which the applicant graduated; or

(2) Earned doctoral degree in engineering or another related field of science or mathematics assessed and approved by the board.

(c) An engineering educator, applying under the alternate process, shall submit:

(1) an alternate application form;

(2) a supplementary experience record:

(A) For the faculty approved for promotion or tenure through the Dean of Engineering office level, submit a dossier (comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae) prepared for tenure and/or promotion consideration, OR, for tenured faculty, current resume containing educational experience, engineering courses taught, and description of research and scholarly activities in lieu of the supplementary experience record;

(B) For non-tenured faculty, a standard supplementary experience record with courses taught and/or other engineering experience shall be submitted;

(3) reference statements or letters from currently licensed professional engineers who have personal knowledge of the applicant's teaching and/or other creditable engineering experience. A reference provider may, in lieu of the reference statement, submit a letter of recommendation that, at a minimum, testifies to the credentials and abilities of the educator. The reference statements or letters of recommendation can be from colleagues within the department, college, or university; from colleagues from another university; or professional engineers from outside academia;

(4) college/university transcripts;

(5) a completed Texas Professional Conduct and Ethics Examination;

(6) current application fee as established by the board;

(7) verification of passage of examination(s) from other jurisdictions as required under 133.61(g)(relating to Engineering Examinations), if applicable; and

(8) written requests for waivers of the examinations on the fundamentals and/or principles and practices of engineering, if applicable.

(d) Once an alternative application from an engineering educator is received, the board will follow the procedures in 133.85 of this chapter (relating to Board Review of and Action on Applications) to review and approve or deny the application.

(e) This section does not prohibit any engineering educator from applying for licensure under the standard application process.

Source Note: The provisions of this 133.25 amended to be effective June 20, 2006.

133.69 Waiver of Examinations

(a) Examinations are considered an integral part of the licensing process; all applicants are expected to have passed the examinations or to offer sufficient evidence of their qualifications in the absence of passage of the examinations. The board may waive one or both of the examinations on the fundamentals of engineering or the principles and practice of engineering for applicants who:

(1) do not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare;

(2) request a waiver in writing at the time the application is filed; and

(3) meet the requirements of subsections (b), or (c) of this section.

(b) Waiver of Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Applications for a waiver of the fundamentals of engineering examination will only be accepted from persons who meet the requirements of subsection (1) or (2) of this section.

(1) Standard Application:

(A) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(A) of the Act and have eight or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter; (relating to Experience Evaluation); or

(B) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(B) of the Act and have twelve or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter.

(2) Engineering Educator: meet the requirements of 133.25(a) and 133.25(b) of this chapter (relating to Applications from Engineering Educators.

(c) Waiver of Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination. Applications for a waiver of the principles and practice of engineering examination will only be accepted from persons who meet the requirements of this subsection.

(1)Currently Licensed in U.S. State or Territory or Former Texas License Holder: An applicant who is applying for a standard license and is currently licensed and in good standing in any U.S. state or territory, or a former Texas license holder applying under 133.23 of this chapter, shall:

(A) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(A) of the Act and have 12 or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter; or

(B) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(B) of the Act and have 16 or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter;

(2) Currently Licensed in Canada or United Mexican States: An applicant applying for a temporary comity license via NAFTA shall meet the requirements of 133.11(3) of this chapter, and:

(A) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(A) of the Act and have 12 or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter; or

(B) meet the educational requirements of 1001.302(a)(1)(B) of the Act and have 16 or more years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter;

(3) Engineering Educator:

(A) meet the requirements of 133.25(a) and 133.25(b)(1) of this chapter and have:

(i) taught in an EAC/ABET-accredited or -approved program for at least six years and began teaching engineering prior to September 1, 2001;

(ii) at least six years of experience consisting of a combination of EAC/ABET teaching experience or other creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter and began teaching engineering prior to September 1, 2001; or

(iii) at least four years of creditable engineering experience , as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter; or

(B) meet the requirements of 133.25(a) and 133.25(b)(2) of this chapter and have:

(i) taught in an EAC/ABET-accredited or -approved program for at least eight years and began teaching engineering prior to September 1, 2001;

(ii) at least eight years of experience consisting of a combination of EAC/ABET teaching experience or other creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter and began teaching engineering prior to September 1, 2001; or

(iii) at least six years of creditable engineering experience, as evaluated by the board under 133.43 of this chapter.

(d) An applicant is not eligible to request a waiver of the examination on the fundamentals of engineering if the applicant has taken and failed any examination on the fundamentals of engineering within the previous two years.

(e) An applicant is not eligible to request a waiver of the examination on the principles and practice of engineering if the applicant has taken and failed any examination on the principles and practice of engineering within the previous four years.

(f) Applicants requesting a waiver from any examination(s) shall file any additional information needed to substantiate the eligibility for the waiver with the application, as provided in 133.51 of this chapter (relating to Reference Providers), and 133.53 of this chapter (relating to Reference Statements). The board shall review all elements of the application to evaluate waiver request(s) and may grant a waiver(s) to qualified applicants.

Source Note: The provisions of this 133.69 amended to be effective April 6, 2008.

Click here for a complete version of the State of Texas - Texas Engineering Practice Act and Rules Concerning the Practice of Engineering and Professional Engineering and Licensure.

Click here for a copy of the Engineering Educator Application for Licensure as a Professional Engineer Form