Renew a Behavior Analyst or Assistant License
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Your license must be renewed online every two years. Your Behavior Analyst Certification Board certification must be current when you apply to renew your license.
You must keep your contact information updated with TDLR.
TDLR will email you a reminder notice 60 days before your license expires to let you know that it’s time to renew. If you have not renewed 30 days before your license expires, we will also mail you a postcard.
Before you may renew a state of Texas license, you must have a valid, current, and active certification issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
If your certification is inactive, you will need to first seek re-activation of your certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board before you may renew your Texas license.
New Human Trafficking Prevention Training Requirement
A human trafficking prevention training course, approved by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), must be completed to renew your license.
For more information on the training requirement, please visit our Human Trafficking Prevention Training for Health Care Practitioners webpage.
When you renew, we will verify your current board certification, which we will accept as proof that you have completed the continuing education hours required to maintain your certification.
Application and Fee
To renew a license, you must submit a completed application form along with the appropriate fee:
|License Type||Online Form||Fee|
|Behavior Analyst License Renewal||Renew Online||$165|
|Assistant Behavior Analyst License Renewal||Renew Online||$110|
If your certification from 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 certification.
Renewal of Expired Licenses
A person whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to 1.5 times the normally required renewal fee.
A person whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.
On approval by the executive director (see Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal Form PDF), a person whose license has been expired for at least 18 months but less than three years may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.
A person paying a late renewal fee does not pay the regular renewal fee in addition to the late renewal fee.
Your Behavior Analyst Certification Board certification must be current and in good standing before your Texas license can be renewed. If you are subject to or have received a disciplinary action by the certification board, you may be ineligible to hold a Texas license.
License holders must notify the department within 30 days of any initiation of disciplinary action by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
Criminal History Background Check
All applicants must pass a criminal history background check as a condition of license renewal.
Having a criminal conviction does not necessarily disqualify you from licensure. Texas allows you to have your criminal history evaluated before submitting your application and non-refundable fees. Please see Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions for further information.