SECTION 7.127. License Expiration and Renewal  


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  • (a) Each commercial business license expires on the last day of the month, twelve (12) months from the date issued.

    (b) Commercial technician and certified applicator licenses registered with a commercial business, expire annually on the same date the commercial business license expires.

    (c) Commercial and noncommercial apprentice licenses expire on the last day of the month, twelve (12) months from the date issued.

    (d) Noncommercial technician and certified applicator licenses registered with a noncommercial entity expire annually on the same date the noncommercial business license expires.

    (e) Inactive licenses, regardless of classification, expire annually on December 31.

    (f) Certified applicators and technicians who change employers may pay additional license fees to adjust the expiration date to that of the business or other entity under which they are operating.

    (g) Licenses must be renewed by submitting a renewal application to the Department, paying the required fee, and meeting any additional requirements under §7.123 of this title, relating to Insurance Requirements, and subsection (k) of this section, prior to the license expiration date.

    (h) Military members, military veterans, and military spouses, as defined in Occupations Code, Chapter 55, may request their application for renewal to be expedited by noting on their application to the Department. To qualify, all other licensing requirements must also be met.

    (i) A renewal application submitted after the license expiration date is subject to late fees. A renewal application is not considered to be submitted unless it is complete and correct, submitted with the correct fees, and satisfies all additional requirements determined by the Department. Applicants who apply for a renewal license more than 365 days after the license expiration date will be required to be re-examined to obtain a license.

    (j) Licenses issued by the Department may not be transferred, borrowed, rented, leased or loaned.

    (k) Whenever a licensee changes their mailing address, business location address, or telephone number, the licensee must notify the Department in a written or electronic manner within ten (10) business days of the effective date of the change. A license may be reprinted upon request and shall be issued to the licensee only.

    (l) In determining whether additional testing or training must be required of a current licensee before renewal of their license, the Department may consider changes in regulations, technology, pesticide related issues, and the performance or competency of individual licensees. If general re-training or re-testing is required for all applicators in a category or subcategory, the Department will publish notice at least six (6) months in advance of the license renewal date. If individual re-training or re-testing is required as a result of the licensee’s performance or inability to perform, the Department shall give notification and set a time and place of re-training.

    (m) All certified applicators must meet their continuing education requirements in each category for which they hold a license during the prior calendar year, pursuant to §7.134 of this title, relating to Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Applicators. Failure to do so shall prevent the renewal of the license.

    (n) All technicians must meet their verifiable training requirements during the prior calendar year, pursuant to §7.133 of this title, relating to Technician License Requirements. Failure to do so shall prevent the renewal of the license.

Source Note: The provisions of this §7.127 adopted to be effective January 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 42