Criminal History Notification
Starting August 20, 2012 all individuals applying for a new license or renewing an existing license are required to fill out a Criminal Conviction Notification form. If you are not in the process of submitting an application to obtain a new license or renew an existing license, this form is not required to be filled out at this time.
Attestation (to certify in an official capacity)
The links below can be used to notify us of your criminal history or lack thereof. They should be used only if you are renewing an existing license online or you have received a letter about your application and need to clear a deficiency. The links below will take you to an electronic form to fill out and submit.
- TxDPS Public Criminal History Search: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory/
- Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/pages/applicantfingerprintservices.htm
Criminal Background Checks
Occupations Code. Title 2. Chapter 53. Subchapter A - D authorizes the TCEQ to consider criminal backgrounds on all applicants attempting to obtain or renew a license. The types of convictions requiring evaluation and the considerations being used to determine eligibility to obtain or renew a license are outlined in the guidance document linked below.
Criminal Conviction Guidelines (PDF)
Criminal Background Evaluation
Individuals who believe that they may be ineligible to obtain an initial license due to a conviction or deferred adjudication may request an evaluation of their criminal conviction history prior to applying for the license. To request an evaluation, you may contact our office at (512) 239-6133 or email@example.com to request a paper Criminal Conviction Evaluation form be mailed to you.
Evaluations will not be performed for individuals that already have a TCEQ license or for individuals that are not actively seeking to obtain a TCEQ Occupational license.