House Bill 1508

As required by Texas HB 1508, applicants and enrollees need to be aware that an individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program:

  1. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority;

  2. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history.  Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 

  3. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupation Code 53.102.

    Note:  This does not apply to licenses granted by the law enforcement officers (Occupations Chapter 1701) or emergency medical services (Health and Safety Code Chapter 773).

Programs Impacted

  • Barber to Cosmetology Crossover (SCH)

  • Certified Nursing Aid (CE)

  • Cosmetology Instructor (SCH)

  • Cosmetology Operator (SCH)

  • Esthetic Specialty (SCH)

  • Fire Academy (SCH and CE)

  • Health Information Management (SCH)

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (SCH)

  • Medical Assisting (SCH)

  • Medication Aide (CE)

  • Pharmacy Technician (SCH)

  • Phlebotomy Technician (CE)

  • Real Estate (CE)

  • Registered Nurse (SCH)

  • Teacher Preparation (SCH)

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