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Acupuncturist Registration/Renewal

 

To activate your license for the first time, you need to pay your first time registration fee within 90 days of your license issue date.  To maintain an active license you will need to renew your registration annually.

At this time, initial Acupuncture registration may not be completed online.  Acupuncturists can complete subsequent renewals online 60 days prior to expiration. Registration reminders will be sent out via postal service at least 60 days in advance of the expiration date.

  • Once the Board has issued you an official license number, you will have 90 days to register and activate your license.  Initial registration is completed via hardcopy forms sent to the licensee shortly after issuance and subsequent renewals can be completed online.

     

    First Registration Fee $171.25 - $420.63

    The Board assigns a first registration period. These vary in length from 6 to 15 months. First time registration fees are prorated accordingly. Subsequent registrations will be one year in length and will be due on the same day each year.

     

    Fee Rates:

    First registration of 6 months - $171.25

    First registration of 9 months - $254.38

    First registration of 12 months - $337.50

    First registration of 15 months - $420.63

     

    The current fee for subsequent registrations is $333.50 per year. This rate can be changed by the legislature, however, at any time in the future.

    Online registration:

    At this time, initial Acupuncture registration may not be completed online.

    No financial information is seen, processed, or stored by the Texas Medical Board.

    The payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of Texas.gov, which is provided by a third party in partnership with the State.  Texas.gov will remit the amount paid to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners on your behalf.

     

    Please note that as of 9/1/2015 Texas.gov will charge a different amount depending on the type of online payment service used.

    Ex:            $333.50  Registration fee due          

                     $341.26  Total amount charged on credit card

     

    Ex:            $333.50 Registration fee due

                     $333.75 Total amount charged through electronic check

     

    Non-online (paper) registration:

    An additional processing fee of $50 will be charged to those licensees who choose to register through a paper form, when an online option is available.  If an online option is not available (ex: license is delinquent or suspended at the time of registration) the additional processing fee will not be required.

     

    To request a hard copy registration form, please contact the Registration Department at registrations@tmb.state.tx.us or (512) 305-7030.

     

    Delinquency fees

    There is no grace period for the expiration date of an acupuncture license. Once the expiration date has occurred, penalty fee equal to one half of the registration fee will be added.  After 90 days, the penalty fee will increase to equal a full registration fee. If a license has been expired for one year or longer it is automatically cancelled.

    Please note that the Board does not have a “zero balance receipt” that shows that a licensee has a zero balance or that licensee registration has been paid in full, nor can we provide an individualized billing statement of the amount due to complete license registration/renewal. 

     

    Online Registration:

    Please remember that the payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  A printable receipt will be provided at the end of the online registration process. In addition, a confirmation of payment receipt will be emailed to the address given as part of the Texas.gov payment process.

    Additional copies of the receipt will be provided by request only. Submit your request to Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us . Please include your full name, license number, date of payment, and amount paid.

     

    Non-online (paper) registration:

    A receipt will be provided by request only. Submit your request to Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us . Please include your full name, license number, date of payment, and amount paid.