While the requirements for obtaining a professional license in Texas will vary depending on the nature of the license you seek, there are some steps that apply generally to most forms of licensure. Professional licensure requires quite an amount of time and effort upfront—a great number of professionals, from doctors to podiatrists, to air conditioner repairmen, spend years attaining the requisite education, and more years afterward in phases of oversight during which their skills are sharpened. So, when it comes to actually apply for a license, it’s important to do it right to avoid the risk that all will have been for naught.
To begin with, it’s always wise to apply early for a license. Naturally, this will require a potential licensee to have already met every requirement for licensure. This includes gathering and thoroughly filling-out all the necessary documents.
To avoid stalling the application process, it’s important to be thorough in filling out the application—and to double-check it before it is submitted. The slightest omission or mistake in one’s application can result in a stall before the licensing board. What’s more, issues with one’s past—such as a history of substance abuse or a criminal record—can substantially slow the licensing process, making it even more imperative that one applies as soon as they are eligible to do so and follow the directions precisely.
That said, it is absolutely necessary that one does not hide anything from one’s past in the application. Purposely omitting important information can result in the denial of licensure. Rather, be honest and get out in front of past issues—this gives a licensing board cause to believe that the prospective licensee will also be forthright in the performance of their professional duties.
Of course, becoming licensed is not the end of the story. Often complaints arise in the performance of professional duties which put the status of one’s license—and one’s entire livelihood—at stake. In that case, it is imperative that one have a qualified license defense attorney at their side.
Professional License Defense
BERTOLINO LLP provides aggressive advocacy for professionals who are facing disciplinary action in front of a licensing board, agency, or commission in Texas. We have consistently won significant cases for podiatrists, other doctors, nurses, lawyers, architects, pharmacists and other professionals dealing with issues that could jeopardize their ability to work. We know how to build a strong case to protect your license – and your livelihood.
Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board.
With offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, we serve clients all over the state. As experienced attorneys, well-versed in state and federal laws, we know how to win. Our results speak for themselves!
If you are facing disciplinary action from a professional licensing board, contact us today or call (512) 476-5757 and schedule a case evaluation.

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