Texas House Bill 1508

This page supplies information required by Texas House Bill 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 53.001. In accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program.
  2. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects 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 Occupations Code 53.102. 

Students 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.

For additional information, students should review Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53.

UHCL academic programs which prepare a student for licensure along with licensing authority rules. The information may not be current. Students are strongly advised to review each licensing authority for the most up-to-date rules.

Contact

  • Office of the Registrar

    Phone: 281-283-2525
    Fax: 281-226-7230
    Email: registrar@uhcl.edu

    NII1200
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 86
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.