Occupational Licensing Responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Policy for licensees, applicants and training providers who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. During this unprecedented time, we continue to review current policies and will keep this webpage updated with the most recent information related to occupational licensing.
Expiration of Occupational Licenses
With the onset of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the Governor’s Proclamation of a state of disaster in Texas, TCEQ is extending the expiration dates of all occupational licenses expiring in through August of 2020 by 30 days. All licenses expiring after August 31, 2020 are expected to comply within the original 3-year renewal cycle. TCEQ is aware that occupational license holders may be having difficulty locating in-person continuing education classes for renewal of their licenses. All license holders are encouraged to seek online training opertunities, when possible.
BPAT license holder whose licenses expire March through December of 2020 are still required to obtain 24 continuing education hours through online courses; however, the TCEQ is temporarily waiving the requirement that eight (8) of the CE hours must be hands-on, practical skills training in order to renew their license.
In the interest of safety, paper exams have been cancelled through May 2020. In addition, CBT testing is not currently available. Therefore, TCEQ is extending the validity of new applications until testing is available. If you have an approved application on file, you will not be required to reapply and pay the application fee again. For other questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. TCEQ will continue to monitor the situation closely and modify this policy, as necessary.