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Tow Truck Operator Licenses – What You Need to Know in Texas

All tow truck operators in Texas must be licensed. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDRL) is the state agency tasked with licensing and regulating tow truck drivers. There are three different types of two operator licenses: Incident Management Tow Operator License: The Incident Management License allows a driver to perform incident management towing,...

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Is Fingerprinting Now Required for All Texas Veterinarians?

Texas law now requires all licensed veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs), and licensed equine dental providers (EDPs) to submit fingerprints to the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Veterinary Licensing Act § 801.267. The fingerprints will be used to perform a criminal history record check. New applicants have been required to submit fingerprints with their...

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Proposed Changes to Classroom Teacher Certification Standards in Texas

The Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) proposes amendments relating to classroom teacher certification standards. The SBEC is authorized by Texas law to ensure all candidates for teacher certification demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the performance of the diverse population of the state. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Based Certification...

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Texas Podiatrists: New Rules for TDLR's Podiatric Medicine Program

In 2017 the Texas Podiatric Medicine Program was transferred from the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (TSBPME) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The TDLR has since adopted new rules for the Podiatric Medicine Program, effective November 1, 2018. The TDLR states: "The adopted new rules are substantively similar to...

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What Does it Means to Voluntarily Surrender a Medical License? Texas Medical Board

A licensee of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) has the right to voluntarily surrender his or her medical license. The circumstances of surrender will dictate whether the license can be considered for reinstatement in the future. Relinquishment by Licensee Under TMB rules, a licensee may voluntarily relinquish "his or her license to practice medicine in...

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