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Best Practices Guide: Applying for an Occupational License After Conviction or Deferred Adjudication

August 2020

Summary Analysis

As required by Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.026, the State Auditor’s Office, in collaboration with occupational licensing authorities, developed this guide to provide an overview of the occupational licensing application process for a person with a criminal conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense. The guide presents the process outlined in Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, and is not intended to serve as legal advice.

The guide also includes answers to frequently asked questions, possible exceptions to the process outlined, and a list of occupational licensing authorities.

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