Active Status

Registrants whose status is inactive or emeritus and in good standing may return to active status.

Please review the appropriate rule regarding active status (see below) and submit your application and continuing education documentation prior to your expiration date. No fees will be accepted until the application and CE documentation has been reviewed and approved.

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a new law requiring all incoming and renewing active TBAE registrants to submit a set of fingerprints to be used to conduct a criminal history check.   Before your registration can be returned to active status, you must complete the fingerprint process. See our web site at for more information.


If you have questions, please contact our Registration Coordinator (

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