Towing Operator Continuing Education

License Renewal Requirements

Continuing Education Courses

Tow operators must complete four hours of continuing education each licensing cycle.

Continuing education should be completed before your license expires.

The continuing education hours must include the following:

  • One hour in roadway safety
  • One hour in Texas laws/rules that regulate conduct of towing operators
  • Two additional hours in the topics listed above, or any of the following topics:
    • Driver safety
    • Towing techniques
    • Equipment operation and safety
    • Customer service and documentation

Many continuing education providers offer classroom and/or online courses

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You will not receive continuing education hours for attending the same course more than once.

Incident Management Operators (First Renewal)

Incident management tow operators renewing for the first time must complete an 8-hour professional development course instead of completing the continuing education requirements, specified above.

The course must be offered by or through a Department approved provider, including a community college, college, or university.

The professional development courses include live demonstration, hands-on training, and classroom training. These courses must be completed in-person.


Completed Coursework

Your provider will issue you a course completion certificate within 15 days from the end of your course. You must retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for two years after the date of completion. The Department may request to see your records to determine compliance as part of an inspection or investigation.

Please note that the reporting of continuing education hours is the responsibility of the continuing education provider. The provider must electronically file a course completion report no later than seven days after the course completion date.

If you do not receive your course completion certificate within 15 days from the end of your course, please contact your provider. If you continue to have questions, please contact TDLR at ce@tdlr.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202.


Verify Your Completed Courses

You may verify courses completed by using the Continuing Education Courses Look Up.

If your course completion is not posted seven days after you completed the course, you should contact your continuing education provider first to ensure that they have submitted the information to TDLR. If you continue to have questions, please contact TDLR at ce@tdlr.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-6599 or (800) 803-9202.

If the reporting issue is not resolved, you have the option of filing a complaint against the provider.


Late Renewal

For a late renewal of your license, the continuing education courses must have been completed within the one year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.