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 June 30, 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 June 30, 2020. TREC and TALCB will continue to monitor and assess 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, April 30, 2020, or May 31, 2020 is granted an extension through June 30, 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 June 30, 2020, you will have until June 30, 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.
TREC partners with Pearson VUE to offer licensing examinations. Due to social distancing requirements, exam sites are operating at a much lower capacity than before, and there will likely continue to be delays in scheduling examinations as any backlog is addressed. If your exam eligibility expires before June 30, 2020, you are granted an extension through June 30, 2020, to take and pass your exam. In order to register for an exam, candidates should refer to the Pearson VUE registration tool.
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.