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Texas House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements

House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements

Notice to Students Pursuing a Tarrant County College Program That Prepares Them for an Occupational License:

Under Texas law, students who apply or enroll in a Tarrant County College program that may prepare them for an initial occupational license, and/or decide later to change to one of these programs, please be advised of the following:

  1. An individual who has been convicted of a crime may be ineligible for an occupational license after completing the related educational program.
  2. Each licensing authority that issues occupational licenses to students who complete educational programs must establish guidelines, including the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other standards that affect the decisions of the licensing authority.
  3. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history.  Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
  4. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupation Code 53.102.

This information is being provided to all students enrolled in or planning to enroll in a Tarrant County College program that prepares them for an occupational license regardless of whether the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Applicants to and enrollees of Tarrant County College are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.

Occupational License Program List


Child Development

Culinary Arts


Fire Protection Technology

Health Sciences

Law Enforcement

Real Estate

Sign Language Interpreter

Teacher Education