Apply for a New Mold Remediation Contractor License

Application and Fee

To apply for a new Mold Remediation Contractor license, submit a completed application form (Apply Online or see Mold Remediation Contractor Initial License Application - PDF) along with the $450 license fee.


You must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.

Submit with your application a copy of your initial mold remediation contractor course certificate provided by a department accredited training provider.

Provide verifiable evidence of meeting at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. A bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a natural or physical science, engineering, architecture, building construction, or building sciences and at least one year of hands on experience in an allied field or as a general contractor in building construction.
  2. At least 60 college credit hours with a grade of C or better in the natural sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, building sciences, or a field related to any of those sciences and at least three years of hands on experience in an allied field or as a general contractor in building construction.
  3. A high school diploma or a GED certificate and at least five years of hands on experience in an allied field or as a general contractor in building construction.
  4. Certification as an industrial hygienist, a professional engineer, a professional registered sanitarian, a certified safety professional, or a registered architect with at least one year of hands on experience either in an allied field or as a general contractor in building construction.

Employer Requirements

Office in Texas

If you are currently employed by a company or individual that performs mold remediation, your employer must maintain an office in Texas.

You will be asked to provide your employer's license number (if applicable) on the application form.


You must provide a copy of your employer's certificate of insurance as evidence that the employer meets the requirement of maintaining a commercial general liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $1 million per occurrence.

You may be exempt from providing documentation of insurance if you meet any of the following conditions:

  1. You are currently unemployed. Before performing mold-related activities, you must provide the required proof of insurance coverage to the department.
  2. Your employer is licensed with TDLR as a Mold Assessment Company or Mold Remediation Company.
  3. You are employed by a governmental entity.
  4. You are employed by non-governmental entity that is considered "self-insured." Please submit to the department a signed affidavit stating that the employer has a net worth of at least $1 million. A current financial statement indicating a net worth of at least $1 million must accompany the affidavit.

Background Check

As part of the licensing process, TDLR will conduct a criminal history background check. You must pass this background check to be eligible for registration.

Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from registration. 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.


Upon approval of your completed application, you will be eligible to take the examination for Mold Remediation Contractor. The testing vendor will notify you when you are eligible to sit for the exam.

For further information regarding the exam, please see the Mold Examinations page.