Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, TREC and TALCB, based on approval by Governor Greg Abbott, are waiving all renewal and application deadlines until May 31, 2020.
What does this mean for you? All license applicants and license holders within their renewal period are automatically granted an extension to complete their initial application or renewal requirements until May 31, 2020. TREC and TALCB will be monitoring and assessing the need for further exceptions and extensions on an ongoing basis. Impacted license holders are encouraged to do their very best to submit all required documentation and complete coursework to the extent possible within or as close to your original deadlines as possible. This effort on your part will assist the TREC and TALCB in the timely review and processing of applications and renewals.
Renewals – all license types Anyone with a license expiration date of March 31, 2020, or April 30, 2020, is granted an extension through May 31, 2020. If you are concerned about obtaining CE needed to renew your license, many education providers offer CE courses through distance education methods. If you were previously enrolled in in-person classroom courses that have since been canceled, please contact your education provider to determine what options are available. The quickest and most efficient way to renew your license is by using the agency’s online services portal.
Initial License Applicants – all license types If your application was set to expire from March 11, 2020, through May 31, 2020, you will have until May 31, 2020, to complete all license application requirements. If you previously registered for in-person courses, research alternative methods (such as online or other distance education methods). Contact your education provider to determine what options are available.
With health and safety as a priority, license examinations are temporarily suspended. The agency is receiving regular updates from our licensing exam vendor and will continue to keep you informed. If your exam eligibility expires before May 31, 2020, you are granted an extension through May 31, 2020, to take and pass your exam.
Remember, you can check the status of your application using the application status tracker on the TREC website and on the TALCB website.
These are unprecedented times. TREC and TALCB are here to help. We have published information regarding the agency’s response to COVID – 19 and some helpful FAQs for TREC and TALCB on how this may affect your license. Please be sure to check the websites for the latest news on this evolving matter. Additionally, the agency remains available through email and phone calls to support all license holders.
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