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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER LTRAINING
RULE §35.147Certificates of Completion, Training Records, and Notifications

(a) A department approved training school shall:

  (1) Issue an original certificate of completion to each qualifying student within seven (7) days after the student qualifies;

  (2) Maintain adequate records to show attendance, progress and grades of students and maintain on file a copy of each certificate issued to students at the department approved training school;

  (3) Make all required records available to investigators employed by the department for inspection during reasonable business hours; and

  (4) Retain all training records for twenty-four (24) months from the date of completion of training.

  (5) Notify each applicant or enrollee of the potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense, the current guidelines provided in §35.4 of this title (relating to Guidelines for Disqualifying Criminal Offenses), and the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code, §53.102. As provided in Occupations Code, §53.153, failure to comply with this subsection may result in an order to refund tuition paid and reimburse the individual's application and training fees. Failure to comply with an order to refund tuition or reimburse fees may result in suspension of the school license until payment is made, pursuant to §1702.361 of the Act. The figure in this paragraph provides the recommended text of the notice. Direct communication of this text to the prospective applicant, whether by email or other correspondence, or on the application for admission to a course, is sufficient to establish compliance with this section.

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(b) The certificate of completion shall reflect the particular course or courses completed by a student during the training period.

  (1) Certificates of completion for Level II shall contain the:

    (A) Name and approval number of the school;

    (B) Date of completion;

    (C) Name, signature, and approval number of training instructor; and

    (D) Full name and last six (6) digits of social security number of student.

  (2) Certificates of completion for Level III and IV shall contain the:

    (A) Name and approval number of the school;

    (B) Date of firearm training completion (Level III only);

    (C) Name, signature, and approval number of classroom and/or firearm training instructor;

    (D) Full name and last six (6) digits of the social security number of student; and

    (E) The specific date of firearm qualification along with the name and approval number of the firearms instructor on those certificates designating completion of Level III.

  (3) Certificate of completion for firearms qualification (firearm proficiency) shall contain the:

    (A) Name and approval number of the school;

    (B) Name, signature, and approval number of firearms training instructor;

    (C) Full name and last six (6) digits of the social security number of student;

    (D) Firearms completion date;

    (E) Note the category of firearm as defined in this chapter;

    (F) Note the caliber of firearm; and

    (G) Be on a certificate form designed or approved by the department.

  (4) Certificates of completion for alarm systems installation or sales training shall contain:

    (A) The name and approval number of the school;

    (B) The name, signature and approval number of training instructor:

    (C) The full name and last six (6) digits of the social security number of student;

    (D) The date of final completion of the entire course; and

    (E) The words "Has successfully completed the alarm installers or alarm systems salespersons alarm training school approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety."


Source Note: The provisions of this §35.147 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3609; amended to be effective March 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 1445

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