|(a) Application for approval.
(1) A person desiring to be approved by the Commission
to offer real estate, easement or right-of-way, or real estate inspection
continuing education courses shall:
(A) file an application on the appropriate form approved
by the Commission, with all required documentation;
(B) submit the required fee under §535.101 or §535.210
of this title; and
(C) maintain a fixed office in the state of Texas or
designate a resident of this state as attorney-in-fact to accept service
of process and act as custodian of any records in Texas which the
continuing education provider is required to maintain by this subchapter.
(2) The Commission may:
(A) request additional information be provided to the
Commission relating to an application; and
(B) terminate an application without further notice
if the applicant fails to provide the additional information not later
than the 60th day after the Commission sends the request.
(3) A CE provider is permitted to offer continuing
education courses in real estate, easement or right-of-way, and real
estate inspector that have been approved by the Commission.
(b) Standards for approval. To be approved by the Commission
to offer real estate, easement or right-of-way, or real estate inspector
continuing education courses, the applicant must satisfy the Commission
as to the applicant's ability to administer courses with competency,
honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. If the applicant proposes
to employ another person to manage the operation of the applicant,
that person must meet this standard as if that person were the applicant.
(c) Approval notice. An applicant shall not act as
or represent itself to be an approved CE provider until the applicant
has received written notice of the approval from the Commission.
(d) Period of initial approval. The initial approval
of a CE provider is valid for two years.
(1) If the Commission determines that an applicant
does not meet the standards for approval, the Commission will provide
written notice of disapproval to the applicant.
(2) The disapproval notice, applicant's request for
a hearing on the disapproval, and any hearing are governed by the
Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001,
and Chapter 533 of this title (relating to Practice and Procedure).
Venue for any hearing conducted under this section shall be in Travis
(1) Not earlier than 90 days before the expiration
of its current approval, an approved provider may apply for renewal
for another two year period.
(2) Approval or disapproval of a renewal application
shall be subject to the standards for initial applications for approval
set out in this section.
(3) The Commission may deny an application for renewal
if the provider is in violation of a Commission order.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §535.71 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9669; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8237; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6801; amended to be effective December 11, 2019, 44 TexReg 7703; amended to be effective September 1, 2022, 47 TexReg 3053