Since 1983, CSOT has been recognized by the State of Texas as the experts in the treatment and management of sex offenders. CSOT sets forth the standards of practice for the sex offender treatment providers in the State.
The civil commitment of sexually violent predators function of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment has transferred to a new agency, the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management (OVSOM) effective 9/1/11. For all questions regarding civil commitment, please call the new OVSOM phone number at (512) 873-8112, or visit their website at http://www.ovsom.texas.gov/. For questions regarding the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, please call (512) 834-4530 for questions about CSOT.
Questions regarding the licensing and regulation of sex offender treatment providers and the de-registration application process should still be directed to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment at its current contact numbers found on this webpage. Phone calls are now directed to a queue and are answered in order of receipt by Professional Licensing and Certification Unit customer service staff who are cross-trained to assist with multiple licensing programs. Watch the CSOT website for modifications and more information.
NOTICE TO ALL ONLINE SYSTEM USERS. EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 6, 2013, AT 12 NOON THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND:
- VersaOnline will not be available for online license application or license renewal.
- The Live Online Search Verification function to verify and print current licenses will not be available.
We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. All systems should be fully functional by Monday, December 9, 2013.
Eligibility Checklist for Early Termination
Select the "Deregistration" menu tab on the left hand side, then select "Eligibility Checklist for Early Termination" to view information.
Statement on Reporting Childhood Abuse or Neglect of a Now-Adult Patient
For information regarding whether a mental health professional is required by law to report neglect or abuse that occurred during childhood of a now-adult patient, please select the following link:
20th Annual Conference on the Management of Adults and Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems Update
If you attended the Tuesday morning presentation An Argument for Best Practices Approach in Sex Offender Treatment you may elect to use those two hours as ethics credit. However if you choose to apply these hours toward fulfilling your continuing education ethics requirement, you cannot also apply them toward fulfilling your offender hours requirement. You do not need to notify the Council regarding how you want those hours to be credited, but in the event your CEUs are audited you will need to indicate whether you have applied those hours to your ethics requirement or your offender hours requirement.
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