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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 301-02  Application for Lasers   See Note 301-02
 RC 226-01  Business Information Form - Registration   none
 RC 42-L  Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information   none
 BRC 301-3  Written Notice for Laser Light Show in Texas   See Note 301-3

Section Notes:

301-02: 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
  • Provision 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 301-04  Laser Services Registration Application 
 RC 226-01  Business Information Form - Registration 
 RC 42-L  Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information 

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 Laser Registration

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 301-02  Laser Registration Application  none
 RC 226-01  Business Information Form - Registration   none
 RC 42-L  Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information   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 301-04  Laser Services Registration Application   none
 RC 226-01  Business Information Form - Registration   none
 RC 42-L  Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Information   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 301-03  Laser Registration Application

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 

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 

Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Machine Source Unit
Mail Code 2003
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Telephone: (737) 218-7110
Fax: (512) 206-3787 

Last updated January 12, 2022