Renew a Dyslexia Therapist or Practitioner License

You are responsible for renewing your license before the expiration date, and you will not be excused from paying additional fees or penalties. Failure to receive notification prior to the expiration date of the license, will not excuse failure to apply for renewal or late renewal.


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.


Continuing Education Requirements

You must complete 20 hours of continuing education during each 2-year license period. See the continuing education requirements page for more information.

Continuing education may be completed at any point during the period of licensure, beginning immediately after the license is issued.


Application and Fee

To renew an existing license, submit a completed application form (Renew Online) along with the $150 renewal fee.

TDLR will mail out renewal postcards approximately 30 days prior to your license's expiration date. However, it is your responsibility to renew your license. Be mindful of your expiration date, and email customer service if you have not received a renewal postcard.

Please remember that if you do not keep your address information up-to-date with our office, your renewal notice may not reach you! Failure to receive a renewal form does NOT excuse you from late fees.


Renewal of Expired Licenses

A person whose license has expired may not use the title or represent or imply that he or she has the title of 'licensed dyslexia therapist' or 'licensed dyslexia practitioner' and may not use any facsimile of those titles in any manner.

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 1-1/2 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.


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

On receipt of a renewal application, the department shall conduct a criminal background check.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.

You will need to provide information on all felony and/or misdemeanor offenses. You will need to provide information if you have ever been arrested, charged, convicted, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), a plea of guilty, and/or received deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor. You must also include any convictions which are currently on appeal. If you do not have a criminal history, check "No" on the criminal history questions. Failure to report your criminal history may jeopardize your application.