Application Review Committee Meeting — Video-Conference – Friday, April 24, 2020
TBPG Board Meeting — Video-Conference – Friday, April 24, 2020
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TBPG recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of our lives.
Our office has adjusted daily operations but we are continuing our work
to serve you and ensure the license you have worked so hard for remains valid.
If the COVID-19 crisis has created a hardship for you and your ability to renew
at this time, please contact our office to discuss options that may be available.
You can reach out to us at 512-936-4400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your individual situation. Also, visit our website regularly for any
information and updates related to licensing.
Please stay safe and know we are all in this together
TBPG has taken steps as an agency to assist our employees and P.G. License holders
as we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation. Considering
Governor Greg Abbott’s Disaster Declaration related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
and recognizing the impact that COVID-19 related state/city restrictions will have on
opportunities to earn the required 15 hours of continuing education credits, TBPG has adopted a
Temporary CE Policy related to continuing education for P.G. licenses that expire
in March, April and May, 2020.
TBPG is providing a 9-hour credit (tied to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions)
for all P.G. licenses that expire in March, April and May, 2020.
This action lowers the required CE hours for licenses expiring during these
months to 6 hours. One of those hours must be ethics (TBPG offers an online video called
Ethics in Geoscience.). The Board has agreed that the remaining 5 hours
can be obtained through any combination of on-line or self directed studies.
Examples of self directed include any geoscience/professional
growth related opportunities including work projects.
Please see the CE Opportunities page for more online opportunities.
We will continue to monitor and make any necessary business adjustments as needed
during this rapidly changing situation. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
has detailed and up-to-date information about the impact of COVID-19 in Texas and
the State’s response and efforts: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
Should you have any questions, please contact Compliance@TBPG.texas.gov or call 512.936.4410.
Concerns about COVID-19 spreading in the Central Texas (Austin area) and across
Texas continues to grow as each day passes. There have been confirmed cases in Austin.
The City has extended a disaster declaration indefinitely considering this an emergency situation.
Please note that the ASBOG exam for March 20, 2020 has been cancelled
and deferred to October 2, 2020.
The next ASBOG examination date is:
October 2, 2020 (Application deadline – 5pm, August 4, 2020)
March 19, 2021 (Application deadline – 5pm, January 6, 2021)
For more information about the ASBOG examinations, please visit: Exam Information
TBPG’s online license services has a new look!
New computer system upgrades have been implemented.
Our goal is to offer a more user-friendly and reliable online experience
when applying for and renewing licenses, tracking continuing education credits,
and submitting any required licensing documentation.
Do I need a license? What activities are exempt from licensure?
Our Licensing Information page has answers to these questions and more.
TBPG has adopted new rules to implement provisions in Texas Occupations Code
Chapter 55, regarding benefits to military service members, military veterans,
and military spouses who apply for an occupational license in the State of Texas.
Please see Military Benefits for more information.
TBPG’s Online Services allow users to conduct a public search for a license, renew a TBPG license or registration, and to update license contact information.
The Governor’s office is a uniquely entrepreneurial organization of leaders committed to supporting Gov. Abbott’s vision to build a better Texas for future generations.
The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for veterans, their families, and their survivors. It provides helpful information from many government agencies so you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need.
EnviroMentors are qualified professionals with technical or legal expertise on environmental issues who volunteer to help small businesses and local governments comply with state environmental rules, either one-on-one or in a teaching situation.
Texas Homeland Security was established in order to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.
There are many options for obtaining the CE Ethics credit for PGs and GITs.
Click here for some of the options available.