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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 6TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
CHAPTER 137COMPLIANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
SUBCHAPTER AINDIVIDUAL AND ENGINEER COMPLIANCE
RULE §137.3Other Use of Term "Engineer"

A person may not use the name, title, or words that convey to the public that a person is offering to perform engineering services to the public unless licensed under the requirements of the Act. The Act allows for the use or variation of the term "engineer" in a limited manner as summarized in this section.

  (1) Pursuant to §1001.004(e)(1) of the Act, a person may use the term "engineer" or variation of the term to identify the name and trade in affiliation with an engineers' labor organization.

  (2) Pursuant to §1001.055(b)(2) of the Act, a person who installs, operates, repairs or services any equipment or apparatus as listed in the statute may not use the term "engineer" unless authorized by another provision in the Act.

  (3) Pursuant to §1001.061(b)(2) of the Act, a person employed by an operating telephone company or an affiliate of an operating telephone company engaged strictly in the art and science of telephony may use the term "engineer" in the person's job title or personnel classification if the person does not offer engineering services to the public and if the designation does not imply that the person is licensed under the Act.

  (4) Pursuant to §1001.062(b) of the Act, a person who is a regular full-time employee of a private business entity that implements the design or specification sealed by an engineer licensed under the Act may use the term "engineer" in the person's job title or personnel classification if the person does not use the designation in conjunction with an offer to perform engineering services for the public.

  (5) Pursuant to §1001.066(2) of the Act, a person employed by a business entity whose products or services consist of space vehicles, services or technology required by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) may use the terms "engineer" or "engineering" in the person's job title or personnel classification if the person only uses the designation in association with the products and services related to NASA.

  (6) Pursuant to §1001.301(f) of the Act, a person who is a regular employee of a business entity that is engaged in engineering activities but exempt from the licensure requirements under §1001.057 or §1001.058 of the Act may use the term "engineer" on business cards and forms of correspondence made available to the public providing the person does not:

    (A) offer to perform engineering services to the public;

    (B) use the designation outside the scope of §1001.057 or §1001.058 to convey the ability or willingness to perform engineering services or make an engineering judgment requiring a licensed professional engineer.

  (7) Pursuant to §1001.406(a)(2) of the Act, a person who has an undergraduate or graduate degree from an engineering program accredited by ABET may use the term "graduate engineer" on the person's business cards and in any forms of correspondence or personal communication.

  (8) Pursuant to §1001.406(b) of the Act, a person who has an undergraduate or graduate degree from an engineering program accredited by ABET and who is employed by a firm registered pursuant to Chapter 135 of this title and under the direct supervision of a licensed professional engineer may use the term "engineer" on the person's business cards and in any forms of correspondence or personal communication.


Source Note: The provisions of this §137.3 adopted to be effective May 20, 2004, 29 TexReg 4878; amended to be effective December 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 10172

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