New Birth-Month Renewal Process Effective January 1, 2016
On January 1, 2016 we will be transitioning to a birth-month renewal process. This means that your license will not expire on March 1st, as it has in previous years. Instead, your license will expire on the last day of your birth-month. During the transition, we will need to pro-rate your renewal fees for 2016.
Please see the Renewal Page for more information about how this process will work.
New License Exam Process Effective January 1, 2016
Licensing exams will be given on-demand beginning on January 1, 2016. This means you can apply for your license at any time, and you will be approved to schedule your exam as soon as we determine that your application is complete. We will no longer be using exam scheduling windows, which means that you should be able to obtain your license and begin working in Texas much quicker. See the Licensing page for more details.
Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants:
Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session), eliminates the
requirement for a practitioner to have a Controlled Substances
Registration with the state of Texas, effective Sept. 1, 2016.
To implement this change, all active/current Controlled
Substances Registrations (CSR) will automatically be renewed on
Aug. 20, 2015, and will expire on Aug. 31, 2016. New
certificates will not be mailed with automatic renewals. CSRs
may be verified by visiting the
CSR Search &
Additional information may be found on the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
New! The Licensing and Renewal Fees Have Changed.
Please see Licensing and Renewal Fee amounts here.
Notice to Military Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military Spouses
Senate Bill 807 (84th Legislative Session) eliminates the application and examination fees for military veterans, active military service members, and military spouses. To implement this change, the application instructions have been changed to reflect the type of documentation required to claim the military fee waiver. The fee waiver applies only to applications received after September 1, 2015. Please see the application instructions for more information. All license types are eligible for this fee waiver.