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RULE §66.21Pre-registration and Upgrade Education

(a) A private provider must be recognized by the department to offer educational programs or courses for pre-registration or upgrade credit.

(b) To be recognized as a private provider, a person must:

  (1) file a completed application on a form provided by the department;

  (2) pay the applicable fees;

  (3) satisfy the department as to the person's ability to administer with honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity educational programs or courses approved by the department; and

  (4) provide satisfactory proof that the person is registered with or exempted by the Texas Workforce Commission under Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 807, Career Schools and Colleges.

(c) Each educational program or course offered by a private provider must be approved by the department before being offered for pre-registration or upgrade credit.

(d) To obtain department approval for an educational program or course, or in the event of changes to a previously-approved program or course, a private provider must:

  (1) submit to the department for evaluation an instructor's manual for the program or course, including:

    (A) course description;

    (B) learning objectives;

    (C) evaluating techniques;

    (D) outline of the subject matter;

    (E) instructional strategies;

    (F) course participant handouts; and

    (G) bibliography or source of update subject matter; and

  (2) satisfy the department that the subject matter of the program or course is appropriate for the education of property tax consultants and is current and accurate.

(e) Each educational program or course shall be reviewed in even-numbered years.

(f) The executive director may recognize any appropriate program or course that is currently approved by a department or agency of the State of Texas.

Source Note: The provisions of this §66.21 adopted to be effective February 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 487; amended to be effective December 1, 2019, 44 TexReg 7182

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