The registration of the trainee advisor is not renewable. It can be extended once, for a period of three years, if the person has not met all of the requirements to be licensed as an LCDC. Additional training is required to extend registration.
A renewal form is mailed to each license holder two months before the renewal deadline. If you are not sure when your license expires, if you have not received a notice, or if you have not renewed as required, contact our office. Late fees apply to all renewals mailed after the due date indicated on the renewal form. If you don’t renew within one year of expiration, you can’t renew your license.
If you misplace your renewal form, you can print a renewal form here (PDF).
Please keep in mind that if you do not keep your address information up to date with our office, your renewal notice may not reach you.
In addition, you can renew your registration online.
Renewal fees are due on or before the expiration date. A license holder who submits a late renewal application must pay a penalty in addition to the renewal and license application fees.
- Late Renewal Penalty Fee (up to 90 days after license expiration date) – $ 37.50
- Late Renewal Penalty Fee (between 91 days and one year after license expiration date) – $ 75
A license cannot be renewed more than one year after the expiration date.
To obtain a new license, the person must comply with the requirements and procedures for obtaining an initial license, including passing written and oral exams, with one exception. If the person was licensed in Texas, moved to another state, is currently licensed, and practiced in the other state within the two years prior to the application, the person can renew an expired license. without review. The person must pay a fee equivalent to twice the required renewal fee.
An LCDC may request that its license be placed in inactive status by submitting a written request and paying the inactivity fee before the license expires. Inactive status will only be granted if the license is current and in good standing, without ongoing investigation or disciplinary action.
A person whose status is inactive cannot perform the activities described in the KSA dimensions, present themselves as LCDC, or act as QCC. A person in inactive status remains subject to investigation and action during the period of inactive status.
Inactive status should not exceed two years.
Inactive Status Fee – $ 50
The inactive status is not available for registered trainee advisors.
Return to active status
To return to active status, the individual must submit a written request for license reactivation, a completed renewal request form, renewal request fees, license renewal fees, and documentation of 30 hours of continuing education at the during the inactive status period.
An inactive license will automatically expire at the end of the two-year period.