Council on Sex Offender Treatment Home Page

Thank you for visiting the Council on Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT) program webpage. The Department of State Health Services maintains this webpage, but pursuant to Senate Bill 200, regulatory authority over the Council on Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT) has transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission. (HHSC) as of September 1, 2017.


Since 1983, CSOT has been recognized by the State of Texas as the experts in the treatment and management of sex offenders. CSOT sets forth the standards of practice for the sex offender treatment providers in the State.

The civil commitment of sexually violent predators function of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment has transferred to a new agency, the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management (OVSOM) effective 9/1/11. For all questions regarding civil commitment, please call the new OVSOM phone number at (512) 873-8112, or visit their website at For questions regarding the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, please call (512) 834-4530 for questions about CSOT.

Questions regarding the licensing and regulation of sex offender treatment providers and the de-registration application process should still be directed to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment at its current contact numbers found on this webpage. Phone calls are now directed to a queue and are answered in order of receipt by Professional Licensing and Certification Unit customer service staff who are cross-trained to assist with multiple licensing programs. Watch the CSOT website for modifications and more information.  

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Eligibility Checklist for Early Termination

Select the "Deregistration" menu tab on the left hand side, then select "Eligibility Checklist for Early Termination" to view information.

Statement on Reporting Childhood Abuse or Neglect of a Now-Adult Patient

For information regarding whether a mental health professional is required by law to report neglect or abuse that occurred during childhood of a now-adult patient, please select the following link:

25th Annual Conference on the Management of Adult
Sex Offenders and Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses

February 19 – 21, 2017

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel
Conference Center & Spa

1001 E. McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666


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Last updated April 3, 2019