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How to Apply for a New Mold Assessment Technician License
Application and Fee
To apply for a new Mold Assessment Technician license, submit a completed application form (Apply Online or see Mold Assessment Technician Initial License Application - PDF) along with the $150 license fee.
You must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and have a high-school diploma or GED certificate.
Submit with your application a copy of your initial mold assessment technician course certificate provided by a department accredited training provider.
Office in Texas
If you are currently employed by a company or individual that performs mold assessment, your employer must maintain an office in Texas.
You will be asked to provide your employer's license number 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. If you are self-employed and covered under your own commercial general liability insurance policy, you must provide a copy of your certificate of insurance.
You may be exempt from providing documentation of insurance if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are currently unemployed. Before performing mold-related activities, you must provide the required proof of insurance coverage to the department.
- Your employer is licensed with TDLR as a Mold Assessment Company or Mold Remediation Company.
- You are employed by a governmental entity.
- 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.
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 Assessment Technician. 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.