|(a) A license or registration may not be renewed if
it has been:
(1) expired for more than 30 days and an application
has not been received by the executive director or postmarked within
30 days after the expiration date of the license or registration;
(2) revoked; or
(3) replaced by a higher class of license.
(b) Applications for renewal must be made on a standard
form provided by the executive director.
(1) The executive director shall mail a renewal notification
at least 60 days before the license or registration expires to the
most recent address provided to the executive director. If a person
does not receive a renewal notification, the person is not relieved
of the responsibility to timely submit a renewal application.
(2) The person is responsible for ensuring that the
completed renewal application, the renewal fee, and other required
information are submitted to the executive director by the expiration
date of the license or registration.
(c) All statements, qualifications, and attachments
provided by the applicant that relate to a renewal application shall
be true, accurate, complete, and contain no misrepresentation or falsification.
(d) Approved training to renew a license must be successfully
completed after the issuance date and before the expiration date of
the current license. Any training credits completed in excess of the
amount required for the renewal period shall not be carried over to
the next renewal period.
(e) An individual who holds a license prescribed by
Texas Water Code, §26.0301, or Texas Health and Safety Code, §341.033
or §341.034, specifically the holder of a Class A or Class B
public water system operator or Class A or B wastewater treatment
facility operator license may certify compliance with continuing education
requirements prior to or at the time the license is renewed by submitting
a continuing education certification form available from the executive
(f) The executive director may renew a license or registration
if the application is received by the executive director or is postmarked
within 30 days after the expiration date of the license or registration,
and the person meets the requirements for renewal by the expiration
date of the license or registration and pays all appropriate fees.
This subsection does not extend the validity period of the license
or registration nor grant the person authorization to perform duties
requiring a license or registration. This subsection only allows an
additional 30 days after the expiration of the license or registration
for the person to submit the renewal application, any supporting documentation,
and appropriate fees.
(g) An individual whose license renewal application
is not received by the executive director or is not postmarked within
30 days after the license expiration date may not renew the license
and must meet the current education, training, and experience requirements,
submit a new application with the appropriate fee, and pass the examination.
A person whose registration renewal application is not received by
the executive director or is not postmarked within 30 days after the
expiration date may not renew the registration and must submit a new
application with the appropriate fee and meet all applicable requirements
for a new registration.
(h) Persons failing to renew their license or registration
in a timely manner due to serving as a military service member may
renew their license within two years of returning from active duty
by submitting the following:
(1) a completed renewal application;
(2) a copy of the military orders substantiating the
military service during the time the license expired; and
(3) the applicable license renewal fee.
(i) For good cause the executive director may extend
the two years period for a military service member seeking to renew
their license. Good cause may include, but is not limited to, hospitalization
or injury to the licensee.
(j) Completion of the required continuing education
will be waived for the renewal cycle for military service members
outside of this state who were unable to complete the requirements.
(k) These procedures apply only to military service
members who are outside this state and not to military contractors.
(l) All licensees must notify the executive director
of any change in the previously submitted application information
within ten days from the date the change occurs.
(m) All registration holders must notify the executive
director of any change in the previously submitted application information
within ten days after the month in which the change occurs.
(n) Licenses and registrations that have renewal cycles
in transition shall follow the renewal requirements in the applicable
(o) The executive director shall determine whether
an applicant meets the renewal requirements of this subchapter. If
all requirements have been met, the executive director shall renew
the license or registration.
(p) The license or registration shall be valid for
the term specified.
(q) If the application does not meet the requirements,
the executive director shall notify the applicant in writing of the
(r) All deficiencies must be corrected within 30 days
of date printed on the notification, or the renewal application shall
be considered void after the license expiration date.
(s) A person whose license or registration has expired
shall not engage in activities that require a license or registration
until the license or registration is renewed or a new license or registration
has been obtained.
(t) The commission shall follow the notification requirements
in §30.36 of this title (relating to Notice) prior to denying
an individual the opportunity to renew a license based on the individual's
prior conviction of an offense.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §30.24 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330; amended to be effective September 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 6523; amended to be effective August 30, 2012, 37 TexReg 6607; amended to be effective July 10, 2014, 39 TexReg 5181; amended to be effective September 29, 2016, 41 TexReg 7489; amended to be effective December 9, 2020, 45 TexReg 8775