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Certifications

RETL holds several certifications including:

Texas Board of Professional Engineers License; American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) accreditation – Corpus Christi and San Antonio; United States Army Corp of Engineers – Corpus Christi, San Antonio; State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification; Regional Transportation Authority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); and South Central Regional Transportation Authority (SCRTA) Small, Minority, Woman and Asian Business Enterprise.

Texas Board of Professional Engineers

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (Board) is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people in Texas by ensuring that the practice of engineering in the state is carried out only by those persons who are proven to be qualified and by regulating the practice of Professional Engineering in Texas.

United States Army Corps of Engineers

Rock Engineering and Testing Laboratory, Inc. is certified to pursue projects issued by the federal government through the United States Army Corps of Engineers Small Business and Contractors program.

American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The AASHTO is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. The AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) certifies companies to submit test results to state departments of transportation to ensure the quality and integrity of materials used to build public infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.

State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides them with information on the state’s procurement process. An Historically Underutilized Business is defined as a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards prescribed by state law, and has its principal place of business in Texas. In addition, underutilized business are at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who resides in Texas and actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.

Regional Transportation Authority Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (RTA-DBE)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is managed by the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to recruit socially and / or economically disadvantaged business as contractors for projects sponsored by the DOT. The goals of the program are to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a “level playing field” in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)

The mission of the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency is to increase participation of African American, Asian American, Disabled Individual, Emerging Small, Hispanic American, Minority, Native American, Small, Veteran and Woman-owned business enterprises in their pursuit of contracting and procurement opportunities by providing centralized certification services. SCTRCA is a non-profit corporation that represents several public entities in the South Texas area, which are committed to enhancing participation for disadvantaged, small, minority and woman owned businesses in public contracting and purchasing activities.