Considerations for an applicant who is a military member, military veteran, or military spouse

Chapter 55 of the Occupations Code requires CCL to:

  • Waive an applicant's examination and application fees paid to the state for an administrator's license for a military member, military veteran, or military spouse:
    • If their military service, training, or education generally meets all of the requirements for the license.
    • If they presently hold a license in another jurisdiction with requirements that are "substantially equivalent" to those in Texas.
  • Provide a military member, military veteran, or military spouse an expedited licensing application and renewal process for an administrator's license.
  • Provide a military member or military veteran an alternative licensing application process for an administrator's license.
  • Exempt military members, including those living in Texas, from a penalty for failing to renew a license in a timely manner because the individual was serving as a military member.
  • Give military members two additional years of time to complete the renewal requirements for an administrator's license.

Chapter 43. Regulation of Child-Care and Child-Placing Agency Administrators

This code mandates that a person may not serve as an administrator of a child-placing agency without a Child-Placing Agency Administrator License and may not serve as an administrator of a child-care institution without a Child-Care Administrator License. However, you may not need a Child-Care Administrator License to serve as a child-care administrator for an emergency shelter located in a county with a population of less than 40,000 if we exempt the emergency shelter from needing a licensed child-care administrator. You must have an Administrator License to serve as an administrator in all other circumstances.

This statute prohibits any person whose license has expired from engaging in the activities that require a license until the license has been renewed. Please also note that if your license becomes expired for one year or longer, you may not renew your license. You must obtain a new license.

If you have any questions about the Licensed Administrator program: please visit the Licensed Administrator FAQ.

More Questions?

Email: CCLLICADM@dfps.state.tx.us
Phone number: 713-696-7119