Waivers

Each school year, the 168 (TEA) receives and grants many types of state waiver applications, including general and expedited waivers for both basic and detailed information from districts, as well as attendance and maximum class size waivers. The status of submitted requests can be checked online on our .

Most waivers are coordinated through the State Waivers Unit, however the Bilingual Exception/ESL waiver, Certification waiver, and Test-Limit waiver are processed by other agency personnel. Additionally, individuals (non-district staff) who have questions regarding Certification waivers may contact the Certification Division. For information and guidance related to these specific waivers, please use the appropriate links and/or contact information located to the right. 

Contact Information

State Waivers
Phone: (512) 463-9630
Email: waivers@tea.texas.gov

Certification Waivers
Phone: (512) 936-8400 (option 2)

Test-Limit Waivers
Phone: (512) 463-9039