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RULE §75.25Continuing Education

(a) Terms used in this section have the meanings assigned by Chapter 59 of this title, unless the context indicates otherwise.

(b) To renew an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor license under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, Subchapter F, a licensee must complete eight hours of continuing education in courses approved by the department, including one hour of instruction in Texas state law and rules that regulate the conduct of licensees.

(c) The continuing education hours must have been completed within the term of the current license, in the case of a timely renewal. For a late renewal, the continuing education hours must have been completed within the one year period immediately prior to the date of renewal.

(d) A licensee may not receive continuing education credit for attending the same course more than once.

(e) A licensee must retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for one year after the date of completion. In conducting any inspection or investigation of the licensee, the department may examine the licensee's records to determine compliance with this subsection.

(f) To be approved under Chapter 59 of this title, a provider's course must be dedicated to instruction in one or more of the following topics:

  (1) Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors;

  (2) Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Administrative Rules;

  (3) the International Mechanical Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, or other applicable codes;

  (4) ethics;

  (5) business practices; or

  (6) technical requirements.

Source Note: The provisions of this §75.25 adopted to be effective June 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 3095; amended to be effective April 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 1975; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9517; amended to be effective May 15, 2017, 42 TexReg 2337

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