Reinstatement of a Voluntarily Surrendered or Revoked Registration

A license that has been voluntarily surrendered or revoked may qualify for reinstatement within five years of the date of surrender. After five years, an individual seeking reinstatement must first be reexamined or furnish evidence of registration in another jurisdiction. If you need a blank Certificate of Standing to forward to your jurisdiction, please email

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 reinstated, you must complete the fingerprint process.   See our web site at for more information.

Please do not send any payment until your reinstatement application has been approved


If you have questions, please contact our registration coordinator. (

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