Texas Forensic Science Commission
De Minimis Texas Casework License
Program Description and Instructions
A laboratory may apply to the Commission for a De Minimis Texas Casework License on behalf of its laboratory personnel. The Commission may grant a De Minimis Texas Casework License to a laboratory that demonstrates its Texas casework constitutes less than 10% of its overall volume of casework during the five calendar years preceding the application (calculated as a rolling average) for each individual laboratory site or location.
A laboratory De Minimis Texas Casework License and corresponding analyst or technician licenses are granted for a period of two (2) years. A laboratory may renew its De Minimis license up to 90 days prior to the expiration of the license period by filling out the form below and submitting it for approval by our Licensing Advisory Committee and/or the Commission Director or Designee to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees at a qualifying De Minimis Texas Casework laboratory are categorized by the Commission as either non-interpreting analysts or technicians and interpreting analysts.
*If your laboratory personnel consists solely of interpreting analysts, it is not necessary to apply for a De Minimis Texas Casework License and your analysts should proceed with instructions for regular licensure here.
Instructions for Individual Applicants
Non-interpreting Forensic Analyst or Technician License Application Instructions
Interpreting Forensic Analyst or Technician License Application Instructions
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.