Texas Forensic Science Commission

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Requirements for Licensure

Please use the following resources for guidance on Forensic Analyst, Technician, or Forensic Biology Screening licensure by the Commission:

Summary of Requirements for Licensure

Licensing Program Administrative Rules

Guidelines for Consideration of Criminal Convictions

Applying for a License

Forensic Analysts and Forensic Technicians (Provisional and Regular Licensure)

Below are specific instructions to follow when applying for an initial license.  If you are applying to renew your license, please follow the instructions we have posted on the CFE and Renewal page of the website.

Regular Forensic Analyst, Forensic Biology Screening Analyst and Forensic Technician Instructions

Provisional Forensic Analyst, Forensic Biology Screening Analyst and Forensic Technician Instructions

Provisional to Regular Licensure Instructions

Blanket Licenses 

Blanket Instructions for Laboratories

Out-of-state crime laboratories seeking a blanket license under Texas Administrative Code §651.220 must fill out the following application and return it to Licensing@fsc.texas.gov.

Blanket License Certification Form (for completion by sponsoring laboratory)

Blanket Instructions for Licensees

If your laboratory has been issued a blanket license, please follow these instructions for applying for licensure under a blanket license:

Blanket License Instructions (for individual analysts)

If you are renewing a blanket license, please visit our CFE and Renewal page for instructions.

CFE and Renewal

Mandatory Forms

Additional Forms