After serving an engineering license suspension, you likely want to get back to work as soon as possible. Part of returning to projects, however, may include serving a probation period. The Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors may include probation in your disciplinary action in cases such as if your alleged violation of the laws and board rules involved incompetence, negligence or public endangerment.
Understanding the requirements of disciplinary probations may help you fulfill your obligations, so you may resume your good standing.
According to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, the board will implement probation requirements based on various factors, such as the type and severity of your alleged violation. These requirements may involve participation in continuing education and reporting requirements. For instance, the board may order you to participate in formal workshops, classroom study, seminars and other continuing education programs, in addition to those required to obtain and retain your licensure. Additionally, you may have to submit documentation to the board, which may include job assignments, client lists, designs and other documents to demonstrate your compliance with the conditions of your probation. The board may also place limitations on your practice for the duration of your probation.
In reinstating your license with a probationary period, the board may place restrictions on your practice. For example, this may include requiring you to work under the mentorship and supervision of another licensed, professional engineer.
After serving out your suspension, probation may seem a frustrating roadblock in getting back on your feet. However, adhering to the conditions prescribed by the board may help you get your practice back on track.