Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have more questions please feel free to contact us. 

What happens if my certificate expires?

If your certificate expires a late fee will be assessed in addition to the renewal fee.

  • We offer a grace period up to 1 month late for no additional fee.
  • Between 2-12 months: $55.00 fee + $75.00 renewal fee.
  • If certificate is over a year late, please contact our office directly. (In some instances a refresher class may be necessary if time has been spent in another career field.)

I’ve already completed the program and just want to renew my certificate. Do I need to sign-up for a new account if i’m just renewing my certificate?

Yes, all previous enrollees will need to sign-up for a new account by clicking on the “Renew Now” button and completing the application.

What are observations?

Observations will be included in your resource file. They may be completed before or after class begins, you may also download these forms from our course orientaiton. Students must have the resource file complete before being awarded a certificate of completion.

What is a resource file?

Each certificate program has a resource file that each student must complete. The work done in the resource file counts toward your total clock hours. For specific resource requirements, check on page for your certificate program and download the forms. You may start on the resource file as early as you would like. Some students start on it weeks in advance and have it completed by the time class starts.

How do I open my own childcare?

A simple question, with a complicated answer. Go to our News and A simple question with a complicated answer. We always refer students the Childcare Licensing or the Department of Public and Regulatory Services at for information on how to begin your own childcare center.

Are your teachers experienced?

All of our instructors hold at least a Master's Degree in Education, with two of them holding Doctorates in Education. You couldn't be in better instructional hands.

Does Texas Teacher Academy offer classes at locations other than Houston?

Yes. Whether in Houston or outside of Houston, we can come to you. We are an itinerant school which means our base campus is in Houston, however we are able offer other classes at other locations throughout Texas. We need a minimum enrollment of six students to travel to an itinerant location.

How will you support me after my certification?

We will offer professional development workshops through our Online Academy and we will also offer live workshops at our Houston location and other locations upon request. Our list of services are growing, so make sure you sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of current developments. Soon to include: A job board, a video training series, textbooks and workbooks for self-instructional learning and staff development and much, much more!

What do I do once I complete all the course requirments for the directors course?

You will contact your local licensing agency office here and complete an application to apply to be recognized as a director in state of Texas.