Inactive License Updates
Written by Editor   
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00 AM

by Jennifer Hertsenberg, Director of Licensure, TBCE

  • A licensee can renew as inactive for up to twenty (20) years.

  • A licensee may return to active status after having been on an inactive status for five (5) years or LESS by taking and submitting proof of sixteen (16) approved hours of continuing education, including all required hours (TBCE and/or Medicare), with an active renewal form and a cashier’s check or money order for the renewal fee. The licensee can then return to inactive at the next renewal.

  • If a licensee has been inactive for more than five (5) years, the licensee can return to active status only upon successfully passing Part IV of the NBCE and the Board’s Texas Jurisprudence Examination.

  • The inactive processing fee for an annual inactive license is $80.00 as of January 1, 2014.  This fee can be paid by cashier’s check, money order, or personal/company check.

  • An inactive license cannot be processed online.

  • The inactive form no longer requires a notarization. However, you are required to state your full name, address, date of birth and attest by signature and date that the information you provide the Board is true and correct.

The source for the above information is TAC Rule §75.4 that states:

(d) To reactivate a license which has been on inactive status for five years or less, a licensee shall, prior to beginning practice in this state:
(1) apply for active status on a form prescribed by the board;
(2) submit written verification of attendance at and completion of continuing education courses as required by §75.5 of this title for the number of hours that would otherwise have been required for renewal of a license. Approved continuing education earned within the calendar year prior to the licensee applying for reactivation may be applied toward the continuing education
(3) pay the Active License Renewal Fee.
(e) A license which has been on inactive status for a period of more than five years may be reactivated only upon successfully passing Part IV of the National Board of Examination and the board's Jurisprudence Examination prior to reactivation. A licensee who has maintained an inactive status with the Board for a period greater than five (5) years may be exempt from compliance with the requirement of this subsection to retake Part IV of the National Board of Examination if they have held an active, unrestricted license in another state or foreign jurisdiction that is held in good standing. In no event shall an inactive status be maintained before this Board in excess of twenty (20) years.

Source: Texas Chiropractic Board Report; April 2015 Volume II, Issue 4