How To Apply For A Texas Special Effects Operators(SEO) License


Study for and take your Special Effects Operator’s License(SEO) Test. It requires no Sign-off’s and is a valid credential to buy pro-line, e.g. Spirit Pro-Line.

The Test covers the Texas Occupations Code and NFPA 1124. You’ll also have to get fingerprinted at a 3rd party office and background checked.


Texas Occupations Code for Fireworks

NFPA 1126


Finger printing and Background Check (from the License Application)
“An FBI Background is required through IdentoGO and requires a unique service code that will be needed when scheduling for submission for your Electronic fingerprints. Email with the following information in order to obtain the service code and procedures: First Name, Last Name, current mailing address and the type of license you will be applying for.”

Now PAT and members of PAT run Group Buys from Spirit and other vendors at great volume discounts. If you had joined one of our Group Buys you could of ordered & picked up Spirit stock, including pro-line, at our Pyro-Fest on April 5-7. Please monitor our Talk Forum for our future posts regarding Group Buys:

As well, this is an Overview of Texas and ATF licensing here, please scroll up to see the full post:

Re.- Request to learn wiring, work on displays: Pyro-Fest had over 150 Cobra mod’s in the field across 7-different displays, PAT Events are great places to learn tips and techniques for building and executing displays. Contact PAT if you’d like an introduction to PAT member firms near where you live. Most display operators always welcome a helping hand, and most PAT members have a passion for teaching and sharing information on fireworks.