Occupational License Eligibility Notification

One or more programs offered by Prairie View A&M University may prepare an individual for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. In accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:

An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program;

  1. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority. A list of current state licensing authorities related to educational programs offered can be found below.
  2. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
  3. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.

Students are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.

Major, Degree Credential External Agency External Link
School of Architecture
Architecture, MARCH Licensed Architect Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Criminal History Information
College of Arts & Sciences
English, BA (with certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Health, BS (with certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Kinesiology, BS (with certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Mathematics, BS (with Certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Music, BA (with certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Social Work, BASW Licensed Social Worker Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Criminal History Information
College of Business
Accounting, BBA Certified Public Accountant Texas State Board of Accountancy Criminal History Information
Accounting, MSA Certified Public Accountant Texas State Board of Accountancy Criminal History Information
College of Education
Counseling, MA School Counselor Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Curriculum & Instruction-Reading Education, MEd/MSED Reading Specialist Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Educational Administration, MEd/MSED Principal Certificate, Superintendent Certificate Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
Interdisciplinary Studies, BSIS (with certification) Teacher Certification Texas Education Agency Criminal History Information-Preliminary Evaluation and Criminal History National Checks FAQ
College of Nursing
Nursing, BSN Registered Nurse Texas State Board of Nursing Criminal History Information

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