License or Registration Reinstatement

Reinstatement is required for individuals whose license or registration was REVOKED by a disciplinary order.

If you would like to reactivate an expired license or registration that was not revoked as a result of disciplinary action, note that this is a separate process called relicensure. If you are seeking relicensure with no prior disciplinary action, visit this page to learn more.

Reinstatement FAQs

When can I apply to reinstate?

Per TSBP Rule §281.66, TSBP can consider reinstatement 12 months after the effective date of revocation of a license or registration. For example, if your license was revoked by TSBP on August 3, 2021, the earliest date the TSBP can reinstate your license/registration is August 3, 2022. In order to have your reinstatement considered for the earliest possible date, TSBP Staff recommends applying approximately 8 months after the entry of your revocation order.

How long will the reinstatement take?

In general, the process to reinstate takes between 4 to 6 months from the time a completed application is submitted to reinstatement.

    Step 1

    Your submitted application is reviewed to ensure the application is complete. See Q&A on what is needed for a completed application.

    Step 2

    Your application is sent to a TSBP Investigator for an investigation to gather information on the items considered for the reinstatement listed in TSBP Rule §281.66(b) and (c).

    Step 3

    Your application is scheduled for an informal conference with you and a panel of TSBP Board members, i.e., usually two TSBP Board members and TSBP’s Executive Director.

    Step 4

    Following the informal conference, TSBP Staff will work with you to sign an Agreed Board Order for reinstatement or provide you steps for contesting your reinstatement at a formal administrative hearing on your application.

    Step 5

    TSBP Staff will present your signed Agreed Board Order to the full TSBP, which consists of all 11 members of the TSBP, at the Quarterly Board meeting. TSBP Board meetings are held generally near the beginning of the month in February, May, August, and November.

What is needed to reinstate?

To complete an application, you must:

    (1) submit payment of the application fee;
    (2) fill out all fields* on the application; and
    (3) complete a fingerprinting session upon receiving fingerprinting instructions.
    *(4) Pharmacy technicians only: To be eligible to reinstate as a pharmacy technician, you must have a current pharmacy technician certification. This means that you must have taken and passed and have a current certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) Certificate Number is required to be eligible for reinstatement.

What happens after my reinstatement is approved?

Once your Reinstatement is approved by the Board at the Quarterly Board meeting, you are eligible to practice. Your Agreed Board Order may specify that you complete certain requirements and conditions before you are able to fully practice without restriction. Any specific questions can be addressed by TSBP Staff with you.

If my Technician Trainee (TNT) registration is revoked, can I come back as a TNT?

No, you must apply for reinstatement as a pharmacy technician. Contact us through the "Pharmacy Technician" option below for more information.

What is the difference between National Certification (e.g. PTCB or ExCPT) and TSBP Registration?

The TSBP Registration allows an individual to work as a pharmacy technician in Texas. The reinstatement application to TSBP to become re-registered as a pharmacy technician and work as a technician in Texas requires that you must have successfully completed and be actively certified by a National Certification.

What if I have criminal history related to my revocation? Is there any reason my reinstatement would be denied?

A chart of criminal offenses that would result in denial of a reinstatement application can be found here. The chart explains the categories of offenses (by type and level, i.e., felony or misdemeanor) that effect holding a license or registration by the number of years since your criminal offense was taken per TSBP Rule §281.64.

Request Reinstatement Application

Select your license or registration type below to request the reinstatement application. To help us process your request, please fill out the pre-populated questions that appear in your email.

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