At its October 28, 2016 Board meeting, TBPG adopted new rules and
amendments to 22 TAC 851.29, 851.31, 851.32, 851.35, 851.113, 851.203, 851.204.
These rules had been proposed at the July 22, 2016 Board meeting,
and posted on the website and the Texas Register for public comments.
The adoptions were filed with the Texas Register, and became effective 11/24/2016.
Here is a link to the rules as adopted: Rule Adoptions
Other TBPG reports can be found on About > Reports
Application Review/Continuing Education Committee – February 23, 2017
General Issues Committee – February 23, 2017
Compliance and Enforcement Committee – February 23, 2017
TBPG Board Meeting – February 24, 2017
It is important that federal, state and local government agencies recognize
the Texas Geoscience Practice Act, the requirement of licensure as a Professional Geoscientist,
and the scope of work authorized by the Texas Geoscience Practice Act.
TBPG’s Appointed Board has noted that sometimes government agency rules do not
take P.G. licensure into account when they propose new or
modify existing rules related to the public practice of geoscience in Texas.
If you become aware of instances in which P.G. licensure has not been considered
in a proposed rule affecting the public practice of geoscience in Texas,
TBPG would like for you to let us know.
Please use the following link to send us information about the proposed rule: E-mail TBPG
If possible, please include a link to the proposed rule and include your contact information,
so we can contact you to further understand the concern.
What does a P.G. do? Do you have a 3 to 5 minute informational video
that shows what you do as a P.G.? Please send it to us!
Video submissions may be sent to us at: E-mail
Videos submitted to TBPG may be used for informational purposes.
Friday, March 17, 2017 (Application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017)
For more information, please see the Exam Information page.
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 has recently signed a new reciprocity agreement with the
Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists (LBOPG).
For more information, please see TBPG’s Reciprocity Agreements.
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.
The TBPG Ethics Course is available for free to the general public and to TBPG license holders. Anyone who wishes to may register to view the Ethics Video, take the quiz, and receive a certificate of completion.
Click here for more information.