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Offender Education Program - Home Page
Live Online Search Verification
(If you are not able to access the rosters or use the live search feature, please email OEcourse@dshs.state.tx.us.)
Find a Licensee (select this link to view or print a license verification)
When you select the link above, you will be taken to a live database search page and verify a license. When you are finished searching, please use the back button of your browser to return to this website.
Please Note: On the search verification screen, you do not need to register, enter an ID, or password. Please select the link "License Search" on the top right side that will direct you to the search page.
Search for a Licensee Instructions
One suggestion is to select “Search by Name and License Type” instead of “Search by Name,” which reduces the number of records being searched and improves search speed.
Additionally, as an alternative to the live search feature, please refer to the Excel rosters on licensed individuals using the Adobe Acrobat link to verify a license status from the “Roster” websites.
Search by Name
Search by Name for a Specified License Type
Search by License Number
Search by City for a Specified License Type
Search by County for a Specified License Type
Find a Licensee - Rosters
The rosters on this page are provided in Excel, a format that can be downloaded, saved and manipulated on your computer. Making changes to a downloaded file will not result in any changes to the posted rosters, which are stored on our secure web server.
Please Note: The rosters are updated infrequently (generally, on a monthly basis), and each roster lists the date it was created.
If you are needing to take an Offender Education Course, please use the Live Online Search link above or select the appropriate roster below.
Please contact the program of your choice directly to register, pay registration fees, or determine their schedule. DSHS does not handle registration or have program course schedules.
***NOTE*** There has been a change in the format of the rosters for Education Programs. Previously the rosters were broken down by the type of education offered and whether or not it was offered in Spanish. This is no longer the case. From this point forward, with the exception of Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, all programs will be on a single roster.
The programs will be listed in the order of the city in which they are located. Column “B” will tell you the type of education that is offered.
To find programs offered in Spanish, perform a descending sort on column “N”. This will bring all programs offered in Spanish to the top of the list.
Offender Education Programs
Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program (TYTAP)
FOR INSTRUCTOR USE/VERIFICATION ONLY!
***NOTE*** There has been a change in the format of the rosters for Instructors. Previously the rosters had been broken down by the type of education the Instructor provided. This is no longer the case. From this point forward all Instructors will be on a single roster.
To find a particular type of program (DWI, Drug Offender, etc.) perform an ascending sort on column “B”. This will group each program type together alphabetically.
Offender Education Program Instructors
Schedule of Training Workshops
Select the link below to view or print the schedule of all training workshops and inservices, Fiscal Year 2016.
New Program Applications
Program Renewal Forms
In-Service Registration Forms (Drug Offender Education, DWI Education, Alcohol Education Program for Minors, and DWI Intervention Instructor Inservice)
Harlingen/RGV Instructor Inservice Information
Administrator/Instructor Training Applications
Administrator/Instructor Renewal Forms
(Use these instructor renewal forms ONLY if you did not receive a renewal notice by mail from DSHS within 60 days before the expiration date of your instructor certification.)
TYTAP Instructor Workshop And Inservice Application
Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report Forms
Special Message for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Veterans
The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our active duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is spreading the word to military personnel, their spouses, and veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.
The Professional Licensing and Certification Unit provides regulatory oversight, including licensing and certification, for the 23 allied health occupations identified on this page. Military personnel or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training , knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status.
Military personnel , their spouses, and veterans who are interested in one of the PLCU occupations and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact us via the contact information below or by clicking on the desired occupation for program specific contact information and a link to the program rules.
While a military service member is deployed minimum requirements for license renewal may be modified.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.
Statutes and Laws
Disciplinary actions are taken by regulatory authorities (boards, committees, programs) in response to a violation of the law or rules. may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victim(s), the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case. These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Final Disciplinary Actions - License Denial, Surrender, Revocation
Offender Education Program
For more information about the disciplinary actions listed on this website, please call our office using our toll-free complaint line at 1-800-942-5540 and ask to speak with Celeste Lunceford.
Many government records are open for public inspection. You may also request copies of public records by writing to our office by e-mail, fax or mail. Request should include, but not limited to the program name, license type, or complaint number.
Open Records Coordinator
Some records (or portions of records) are confidential and protected by state law, and are therefore not releasable.
Please see the DSHS Policy on open records for more information.
(Money mail should be addressed to MC-2003 rather than MC-1982)
For a referral to an Offender Education course or Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness (TYTAP) Course, please call 800-832-9623 x2910
DWI Intervention (Repeat Offender) Program and Drug Offender Education Program
Celeste Lunceford Havis, MS, LPC
An individual who wishes to file a complaint against a Licensed Professional Counselor may write to:
or call 1-800-942-5540 to request the appropriate form or obtain more information. This number is for complaints only. Please direct routine calls and correspondence to the phone number and address on the "Contact Us" page.
To file a complaint, you will need to complete the Complaint and the General Release forms. Return both forms and any additional supporting documentation to the address shown on the complaint form.
After the completed complaint packet is returned, you will be notified by letter acknowledging that your complaint has been received. The complaint will be reviewed to verify that the statement indicates a potential violation of law or rules. If your complaint indicates a potential violation, you may be contacted for additional information. Should your complaint not indicate a potential violation of law or rules, we will also notify you.
A complaint may be filed anonymously by not providing your name and address on the form; however, please be aware that anonymous complaints may be difficult to investigate and many are closed because insufficient information is provided. When you provide your name and address, our investigative staff will be able to contact you for additional information which may be necessary to resolve your complaint.
In some instances, a complaint may be investigated informally by staff. In other cases, investigations are conducted by a Texas Department of State Health Services investigator. The complaint may be investigated by telephone, mail or personal interviews. Information and/or documentation will be collected that is relevant to the complaint. After the investigation is completed, the report of investigation will be forwarded to the program for appropriate action. You may contact the board or program office at any time regarding the status of your complaint.
Last Updated April 29, 2016