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Registration Requirements - Laser and Laser Device Services Registration

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New Certificates of Laser Registration

To obtain a new certificate of registration, submit the following forms with the appropriate fee:

Forms to Obtain a New Certificate of Laser Registration
Form Number Title / Link Notes
RC 301-2 Application for Lasers (PDF, 23KB) See Note 301-2
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB) none
RC 42-L Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information (PDF, 495KB) none
RC 301-3 Written Notice for Laser Light Show in Texas (PDF, 11KB) See Note 301-3

Section Notes:

301-2: Only Class IIIb and IV lasers require registration.

301-3: Required only if registering a laser light show.



New Certificate of Laser Device Services Registration

Laser device services include, but are not limited to:

  • Alignment, calibration, or repair of lasers
  • Sales and demonstration of lasers
  • Provisioning of lasers on a temporary basis

To obtain a new certificate of registration, submit the following forms with the appropriate fee:

Forms for Registration of Laser Device Services
Form Number Title / Link
RC 301-4 Registration Application for Laser Device Services (PDF, 35KB)
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB)
RC 42-L Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information (PDF, 495KB)

Fee Schedule for New Certificates

Fees for laser certificates of registration are established in Title 25, Texas Administrative Code §289.204.

Each initial application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee equal to the appropriate biennial fee. Fee payments by check or money order shall be made payable to Texas Department of State Health Services.

Fees for New Laser Certificates of Registration
Laser Use Category Fee
Human Use, Research, Academic, and Veterinary $230
Industrial Use, Services, and Entertainment $400

Biennial Fees

Biennial fees must be paid every two years in order to continue operating laser devices. The fee covers all direct and indirect costs associated with licensing a company or individual.

For detailed information, including payment methods accepted, see Payment of Biennial Fees for Laser and Laser Device Services Registration.



Renewing a Certificate of Registration for Laser Devices

To renew a certificate of registration, complete and submit the following forms:

Forms to Renew Certificate of Registration for Laser Devices
Form Number Title / Link Notes
RC 301-2 Application for Lasers (PDF, 23KB) none
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB) none
RC 42-L Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information (PDF, 495KB) See Note 42-L

Section Notes:

42-L: Required only if there has been an LSO change.


Renewing a Certificate of Registration for Laser Device Services

To renew a certificate of registration, complete and submit the following forms with the appropriate renewal fee.

Forms to Renew Certificate of Laser Registration
Form Number Title / Link Notes
RC 301-4 Application for Laser Device Services (PDF, 35KB) none
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB) none
RC 42-L Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information (PDF, 495KB) See Note 42-L

Section Notes:

42-L: Required only if there has been an LSO change.


Amending a Certificate of Registration

Complete and submit the appropriate form to make an amendment to a certificate of registration.

Laser Registration Amendment Applications and Forms
Form Number Title
RC 301-2 Application for Lasers (PDF, 23KB)
RC 301-4 Registration Application for Laser Device Services (PDF, 35KB)

Name and/or Ownership Change

Certain conditions involving name and ownership changes may require the reissuance of a new certificate of registration.

To determine if a new certificate of registration is required for your specific circumstances, see Regulatory Guide 8.2: Guidelines for Change in Name and/or Ownership (PDF, 27KB)


Laser Safety Officer Change

To change Laser Safety Officer, complete and submit the following form:

Forms Required for Laser Safety Officer Changes
Form Number Title / Link
RC 42-L Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information (PDF, 495KB)

Deleting or Transferring a Machine

To delete or transfer a laser device, complete and submit the following form:

Forms Required to Delete or Transfer a Machine
Form Number Title / Link
RC 18-L Laser Transfer / Disposal Form (PDF, 16KB)

Terminating a Certificate of Registration

To terminate a certificate of registration, complete and submit the following form:

Forms Required to Delete or Transfer a Machine
Form Number Title / Link
RC 17-L Termination of Laser Registration Form (PDF, 24KB)

Contact Information

For New Applications

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing Branch
Mail Code 2003
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

For Other Correspondence

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing Branch
Mail Code 2835
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Telephone: (512) 834-6688 ext. 2225
Fax: (512) 834-6716 and (512) 834-6717

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Last updated January 28, 2016