As an applicant/enrollee in an educational program that prepares individuals for issuance of an occupational license, Texas law requires that you be notified that:

  • The issuance of occupational licenses may be restricted based on a license applicant’s criminal history; and
  • In some cases, licensing organizations may be authorized to consider a person convicted even though the person was only on probation or community supervision without conviction.
  • If you have been convicted of an offense or placed on probation, you may not be eligible for an occupational license.

Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license.  Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.

You have the right to request a criminal history evaluation from the applicable licensing authority

Texas law may require an educational program to refund tuition, license application fees, and examination fees if:

  • It is determined that the institution failed to notify you and
  • Your license application is denied because of your criminal history.