Criminal History

House Bill 963 passed during the 81st Legislative Session (2009) which amended the Occupations Code to authorize a person to request a criminal history evaluation letter from a licensing authority regarding the person's eligibility for a license.  This may be requested by a person who is enrolled, planning to enroll, or a graduate of an educational program that prepares a person for an initial license.  If the applicant is planning to take an examination for an initial license and has reason to believe that he/she is ineligible for the license because of a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense, the evaluation should be requested well in advance.

Petition For Criminal History Evaluation Letter Form