Mold Assessors and Remediators

2021 Winter Storm Emergency Response

The Winter Storm Disaster Declaration for the mold program issued on June 12, 2021 has expired and will not be renewed by Governor Greg Abbott. In addition, the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration has also expired and will not be renewed. Currently, there are no active disaster declarations in Texas impacting the mold program and the previous waivers for providing mold assessment services have been discontinued effective July 12, 2021.

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News and Updates

On The Level - January 2023 Edition

Articles in the January 2023 edition of TDLR On The Level include:

  • Legislative Update
  • Code Enforcement Officer Program Undergoing 4-Year Review
  • Honoring Faye Williams For Her Tireless Work To Advance Code Enforcement Officer Education In Texas
  • TDLR Evaluating Use Of Third Party Inspectors For Mold Program

TDLR Seeks Industry Input for Enforcement Plan

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Enforcement division is developing an enforcement plan for the Mold Assessors and Remediators industry and is seeking input from anyone involved in the industry.

The enforcement plan, which is required by Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c), sets out the ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by TDLR. The plan also presents the factors that the Department’s Enforcement staff consider when determining the amount of an administrative penalty to assess or the magnitude of a sanction to pursue. For more information about enforcement plans, please visit our website

If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact TDLR Enforcement Management Analyst Griselda Perezor Kim Ferreiro no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Beware Of People Posing As TDLR Inspectors

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection.

Real TDLR inspectors will:

  • introduce themselves;
  • show their State of Texas employee ID card;
  • provide their contact information upon request; and
  • provide their TDLR business card upon request.

Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not:

  • accept payment for license fees;
  • request money for violations; or
  • charge for inspections.

If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is a third-degree felony in Texas.

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Mold Training Providers May Offer Continuing Education Online

It has been a common practice for Mold Training Providers to hold continuing education courses in the same setting as initial training courses, which are typically held in person. With the limitations caused by COVID-19, Mold Training Providers may now offer continuing education courses online. Providers with questions should contact the Education and Examination division.

COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived

TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code)

Note: TDLR is not authorized to waive continuing education requirements imposed by a certifying or credentialing entity other than TDLR. If a certifying entity requires continuing education to maintain certification, and certification is required for Texas licensure, then that continuing education must be completed. If the certifying entity waives continuing education or allows it to be completed on a delayed basis due to COVID-19, then you may follow the certifying entity’s policy.

Please check the TDLR COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Mold Assessment and Remediation Exam Improvements

Effective June 1, 2019:

  • New! Content outline guidance with score report feedback
  • Updated reference list of study materials
  • No increased cost – exam fees are still $60

Please see the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for details.

Filing Mold Remediation Notifications

Mold Remediation Companies and Contractors: To file, amend or cancel a mold remediation notice, use TDLR's Mold Remediation Notification System. The fee for a residential or commercial mold remediation project is $25. There is no fee to amend or cancel a notification.