Earning a professional license in Texas takes a significant amount of time and dedicating. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, pharmacists, CPA's, and other professionals spend years pursuing the requisite education, then many more years honing their skills so that they can best serve their community.
When seeking professional licensure in Texas, it is important to follow the licensing board's requirements exactly. As professional license defense attorneys, we've helped many clients receive or maintain their license to practice their profession. We offer the following 4 best practices on the professional licensure process in Texas.
- Apply early.
Your professional license is your livelihood―the sooner you receive your license, the sooner you can begin your career. Make sure you have met all the requirements for licensure. Gather the necessary documents before you apply. Then apply as soon as you are eligible to apply.
Particularly, if you have any issues in your past, such as a criminal record or a history with substance use, the licensing process may take longer than you may expect.
- Follow the application directions exactly.
Even a minor mistake or omission in your application could stall the board from granting your license. The Texas licensing boards are tasked with keeping the public safe, so they are well-equipped to properly review applications for licensure. Take care to follow the directions explicitly and provide all required documentation.
- Do not try to hide anything.
If there is something in your past that may give pause to the licensing board, be upfront and honest about it. Do not hope that the board will not find out about it. Purposefully omitting information could cause the board to deny licensure. It is best to get in front of potential issues, rather than trying to explain later why you chose to omit pertinent information on your application.
- If you have issues with the board, seek the help of a professional license defense attorney immediately.
If you suspect your application may have issues, talk to a professional licensing defense attorney before you apply. An attorney well-versed in this area of law will be able to advise you on how best to address potential issues in your application.
If the licensing board has denied your license or denied license renewal, based on issues with your past, criminal history, or for other reasons, contact a professional defense attorney immediately. This is our job and we are equipped to help you receive or retain your professional license.
Professional License Defense Attorneys
Our firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced license defense attorney to review licensing issues helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case. Our results speak for themselves.
Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board.
If you have been denied licensure or notified of a complaint filed against you with a licensing board, agency, or commission in Texas, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We are experienced license defense attorneys and we know how to navigate the complaint process against any professional, medical, or vocational license. We are prepared to represent you at any legal hearing or proceeding regarding your license.
Contact us today or call (800) 210-0126 and schedule a case evaluation.
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