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Inactive Status

A current licensee may apply for inactive status, temporarily suspending the need to maintain their license. As per the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, a certificant may only be in an inactive state for a maximum of 4 years at a time. After 4 years, the board requires one full recertification cycle before inactive status may be requested again.

Applying for Inactive Status

To change a license to inactive status, you must submit a completed Change in License Status Application Form (PDF). There is no fee required to apply for inactive status.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board has separate requirements for requesting inactive status that must be followed in addition to the state of Texas requirements. These requirements include completing a separate application form and payment of a one-time fee.

Prohibited Activities While Inactive

While your license is on inactive status, you may not:

Re-Activation of License

When you are ready to re-activate your license, you will need to first seek re-activation of your certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board - Return from Voluntary Inactive Status Application (PDF)

Once your board certification has been re-activated, you may apply for re-activation of your state license.

Important: When your license re-activation is reviewed by TDLR, your board certification must show as re-activated, or your license application will be denied.

Renewal of Inactive License

An inactive license may be renewed, provided that your certification is in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and that the inactive period does not exceed the 4 year limit established by the Board.

To renew an inactive license, please submit the appropriate renewal application form along with the fee.

License Type Online Application Fee
Behavior Analyst Renew Online $165
Assistant Behavior Analyst Renew Online $110

Please see the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website for details on policies regarding renewal of inactive certifications.

Important: If your certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board is on inactive status, you may only renew a Texas license that is also on inactive status. You may not renew an active Texas license with an inactive board certification.