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Occupational Licensing Responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Policy for licensees, applicants and training providers who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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 March and April of 2020 by 30 days. In addition, TCEQ is aware that occupational license holders may be having difficulty completing their continuing education requirements for renewal of their licenses. All license holders are encouraged to seek online training opportunities, when possible.


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 licenses@tceq.texas.gov.

TCEQ will continue to monitor the situation closely and modify this policy, as necessary.

Training Providers

TCEQ has created new guidelines for TCEQ-approved training providers that want to offer currently TCEQ-approved classroom courses via online training. For details about the requirements and how to apply, read the guidelines and complete the RG-373 Appendix C: Expedited Application to Convert TCEQ-approved Classroom Training to Online Training. For additional questions or concerns, please send an email to Licenses@tceq.texas.gov.