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RULE §341.1Requirements for Renewal

(a) Biennial renewal. Licensees are required to renew their licenses every two years by the end of their birth month. The Board will maintain a secure resource for verification of license status and expiration date on its website.

(b) Notification of impending license expiration. The board will send notification to each licensee at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. The licensee is responsible for ensuring that the license is renewed, regardless of receipt of notification.

(c) General requirements. The renewal application is not complete until all required items are received by the board. The components required for license renewal are:

  (1) a completed renewal application documenting completion of board-approved continuing competence activities, as described in §341.2 of this title (relating to Continuing Competence Requirements);

  (2) the renewal fee, and any late fees which may be due;

  (3) a passing score on the jurisprudence examination;

  (4) successful completion of a human trafficking prevention course approved by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The course must be a minimum of one contact hour in order to claim CCU credit; and

  (5) a criminal history record report from the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained through fingerprinting. A licensee is not required to submit fingerprints for the renewal of the license if the licensee has previously submitted fingerprints under:

    (A) Section 329.1, for the initial issuance of the license; or

    (B) Chapter 341, License Renewal as part of a prior license renewal or restoration.

(d) If all required items are not postmarked (if submitted by mail) or date stamped (if submitted online) prior to the license expiration date, the renewal is late and the license is expired. The licensee may not practice until the license is listed as current on the board's website.

(e) A licensee may renew a license expired less than one year. The items required for the reinstatement of a license are:

  (1) Expired for 90 days or less:

    (A) All items listed in subsection (c) of this section; and

    (B) The late fee as set by the executive council in §651.2 of this title (relating to Physical Therapy Board Fees).

  (2) Expired for more than 90 days but less than one year:

    (A) All items listed in subsection (c) of this section;

    (B) The late fee as set by the executive council; and

    (C) Documentation showing completion of continuing competence requirements as specified in §341.2 of this title.

(f) Renewal of a license expired one year or more. A license expired one year or more must be reinstated as specified in §341.6 of this title (relating to License Restoration).

Source Note: The provisions of this §341.1 adopted to be effective February 18, 2001, 26 TexReg 1339; amended to be effective August 15, 2001, 26 TexReg 6022; amended to be effective September 18, 2005, 30 TexReg 5801; amended to be effective July 21, 2010, 35 TexReg 6285; amended to be effective April 4, 2011, 36 TexReg 2128; amended to be effective May 27, 2012, 37 TexReg 3832; amended to be effective February 11, 2014, 39 TexReg 650; amended to be effective March 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 705; amended to be effective January 1, 2019, 43 TexReg 7354; amended to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5513

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