How Do I Renew My Dental Hygienist License?

Renewal Requirements

  • Your Texas dental hygienist license is valid for one year. If you do not pay your renewal fee by the expiration date listed on your certificate your license will expire or possibly cancel.

  • A dental hygienist license may be renewed online or by mail within 45 days of its expiration date.

  • You must begin collecting continuing education hours after your first annual renewal.  All hours must be completed before each subsequent renewal.  You are not required to collect continuing education hours before your first annual renewal.  

Steps to Renewing Online

  • You will need to create an online account before you renew your certificate. If you have already created an account you need only log in to your account to renew your certificate.
  • If you have never renewed online before you must select the link “Add Licenses to Registration."
  • If you have difficulty with making your payment online please contact at 1-800-399-2969.
What you need to Renew Online:
  • An active email account.
  • Your Texas Dental Hygiene License Number.
  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Your Date of Birth.
  • Your Zip Code.
Error Messages

Click here to read a list of common errors and who to contact for help.  If you receive an error message during your online session please contact the Health Professions Council Help Desk at

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Steps for Renewing By Mail

  • Download the Dental Hygienist Renewal Form.
  • Mail your Renewal Form with your check or money order for the exact amount due to the TSBDE.
  • Incomplete renewal forms will not be processed. You will be notified by e-mail, phone or U.S. Mail of any errors regarding your renewal.

Dental Hygienist Renewal Form

Dental Hygienist Faculty Renewal Form