Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Texas Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Texas.

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Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/acr/acrforms.htm

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Insurance Requirements:

  • Class A licensees must have commercial general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $300,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $600,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
  • Class B licensees must have commercial general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $100,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $200,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $100,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$115

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Texas Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$1,102

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a Doing Business As (DBA)
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
  • A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.45 (e ) (5-16)
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$1,102

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Consultant Agency License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Responsible Individual Consultants license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Air Monitoring Technician
    • Inspector
    • Management Planner
    • Project Designer
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Responsible Individual Consultants license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Air Monitoring Technician
    • Inspector
    • Management Planner
    • Project Designer
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Lab License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions
  • Proof of accreditation by national voluntary laboratory accreditation program (NVLAP) for bulk analysis by polarized-light microscopy,
  • or accreditation by NVLAP for analysis of airborne asbestos by transmission electron microscopy,
  • or accreditation as an industrial hygiene laboratory by the American industrial hygiene association (AIHA) and participation in the proficiency analytical testing (PAT) program for analysis of airborne fibers by phase contrast microscopy (PCM),
  • or proficiency according to standards of AIHA PAT program, which includes quarterly proficiency testing for airborne fibers by PCM and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by the NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994,
  • or Accreditation of the individual laboratory analysts through the AIHA asbestos analyst registry (AAR) and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994.
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions
  • Proof of continued accreditation by NVLAP or AIHA quality assurance/ control programs
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Management Planner Agency License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Responsible Management Planner license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Management Planner
    • Inspector
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Responsible Management Planner license information
  • Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for:
    • Management Planner
    • Inspector
  • Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Contractor (Restricted) License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$268

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
  • A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.43 (e ) (3-10).
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$268

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Transporter License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form

Agency Fee:

$443

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA
  • Completed Business Information Form
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
  • Copy of Emergency Response Plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Business Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$443

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed
  • For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed
  • Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Insurance Requirements:

  • Electrical contractors must have general liability insurance in the following amounts: at least $300,000 per occurance (combined for property damage and bodily injury); at least $600,000 aggregate (total amount paid for property damage and bodily injury); and at least $300,000 aggregate for products and completed operations.
  • Contractors with employees must also submit proof of having either workers' compensation insurance or self-insurance.
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical or Electrical Sign Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Texas Electrical Sign Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical or Electrical Sign Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Texas Elevator Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/elevator/eleforms.htm

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Elevators Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$115

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Texas Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$115

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Texas General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

There is no state level license for general contractor firms in Texas, however, industrialized housing and building contractors are required to register with the department of licensing and regulation.

Texas Industrialized Housing Builder Registration

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Industrialized Housing and Buildings
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:3/10/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration Manufacturers & Industrialized Builders

Agency Fee:

$325

Fact Checked:3/10/21

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:3/10/21

Texas Plumbing Contractor License

Not required



Plumbing Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

There is no state level license for plumbing firms in Texas, however, individual and local licensing requirements may apply.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Dallas Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Dallas Electrical Sign Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Electrical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Dallas Fire Alarm Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Dallas Fire Sprinkler Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Dallas General Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Dallas Irrigation Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Dallas Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Mechanical Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Mechanical Contractor Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Dallas Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/FormsDept.aspx

Agency:City of Dallas Building Inspection Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor and Medical Gas Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor and Medical Gas Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Fort Worth Commercial Building Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Concrete Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Electrical Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application(renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Fort Worth Fence Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Masonry Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Mechanical Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application(renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Fort Worth Plumbing Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Registration Application(renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Fort Worth Pool/Spa Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Residential Building Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Roofing Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Sign Erector Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Steel Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Fort Worth Wrecking Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://fortworthtexas.gov/planninganddevelopment/permits/contractor-registration/

Agency:City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Department (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Demolition Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451649-other

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Electrical Contractor License Registration

Not required



Electrical Contracting Company licensure is not required on the City level in San Antonio.

The city no longer issues electrical contractor licenses.

More information: City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)

San Antonio Home Improvement Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451638-building

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Mechanical Contractor License Registration

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the City level in San Antonio.

The city no longer issues mechanical contractor licenses.

More information: City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)

San Antonio Residential Building Contractor Registration

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451638-building

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451649-other

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Sign Contractor License Registration

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451648-sign

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

San Antonio Tree Maintenance License

More Information:

http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor#157451649-other

Agency:City of San Antonio Development Services (TX)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/acr/acrforms.htm

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Registration

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/acr/acrforms.htm

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Registration

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Texas Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$650

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • Verifiable written documentation covering 90 days of legally qualified work experience performed within the last 24 months
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$650

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Abatement Worker License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$67

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$67

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Air Monitor Technician License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$113

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Air Monitoring Technicians
  • Proof of performing Air Monitoring as an Apprentice for 30 days of work under the direct supervision of a licensed Air Monitoring Technician working for a licensed Laboratory, Contractor, or Consultant
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$113

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Individual Consultant License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$650

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.
  • Verifiable Evidence of one of the following:
    • A current license in the State of Texas as an Architect or Professional Engineer
    • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Physical or Natural Science from an accredited four-year college or university and four years of experience in areas affecting Environmental or Occupational health matters.
    • Current highest full-qualification membership in a National Professional organization devoted to technical proficiency in Environmental or Occupational Health Protection, which includes:
      • A published code of ethics
      • Administration by an active board of directors
      • Admission requirements that specify college courses and other training, a bachelor’s or higher degree, at least three-years’ experience in specified fields, and a qualification exam. 
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$650

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Project Designer
    • Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Individual Management Planner License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$265

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Management Planners
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Copy of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university or successfully complete 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency: Provide proof of Self Insurance.
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$265

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
    • Asbestos Inspector
    • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, provide proof of Self Insurance.
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Inspector License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$132

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Inspectors
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Verifiable work experience that includes participation in at least five Asbestos Inspections performed under the direct supervision of a licensed Management Planner, Inspector, or Individual Consultant
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Inspector training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$132

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Supervisor (Restricted) License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$230

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$230

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Asbestos Project Manager License

Agency:Texas Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form

Agency Fee:

$325

Required Attachments:
  • Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • An Initial Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)
  • Any Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Individual Application Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$325

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • 1-inch by 1-inch color photo of the applicant with a white background
  • Completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Any Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
Fact Checked:3/30/21

Texas Electrical Sign Apprentice License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Form ELC014: Electrical Sign Apprentice License Application

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Journeyman Lineman License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Lineman License

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://tsbpe.texas.gov/license-types/

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$40 exam fee + $40 initial license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Journeyman Sign Electrician License

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:1/30/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Form ELC015: Journeyman Sign Electrician License Application

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Maintenance Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Maintenance Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$45

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

18 months from date of registration or prior renewal.

Original Ink:Not required
Penalties:

Late (1-90 days): additional $22.50.

Very Late (91 days - 18 months): additional $45.

Fact Checked:2/18/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://tsbpe.texas.gov/license-types/

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$175 exam fee + $75 initial license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Master Sign Electrician License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

From ELC016: Master Sign Electrician License Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Plumber Apprentice Registration

More Information:

http://tsbpe.texas.gov/license-types/

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumber Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Plumbing Inspector License

More Information:

http://tsbpe.texas.gov/license-types/

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$55 exam fee + $55 initial license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$55

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Residential Appliance Installer License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Appliance Installer License

Agency Fee:

$30

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Residential Wireman License

More Information:

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elecforms.htm#elecforms

Agency:Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Wireman License

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Texas Tradesman Plumber Limited License

More Information:

http://tsbpe.texas.gov/license-types/

Agency:Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Plumber Limited License

Agency Fee:

$36 exam fee + $35 initial license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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