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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 84DRIVER EDUCATION AND SAFETY
SUBCHAPTER CDRIVER EDUCATION SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS
RULE §84.41Driver Education School Responsibilities

(a) Each driver education school must:

  (1) Maintain a current mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) with the department;

  (2) ensure that each individual permitted to give instruction at the school has a valid driver education instructor's license with the proper endorsement issued by the department;

  (3) provide instruction or allow instruction to be provided only in courses that are currently on the school's list of approved courses;

  (4) complete, issue, or validate a DE-964 or ADE-1317 only to a person who has successfully completed the entire portion of the course for which the DE-964 or ADE-1317 is being issued;

  (5) authorize, approve, or conduct instruction in a motor vehicle that meets the requirements stated in §84.42 (relating to Motor Vehicles); and

  (6) ensure that no instructor provides more than 10 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction per day.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (a), an instructor-trainee may engage in practice teaching lessons necessary for the purpose of licensing in an approved location under the direction and in the presence of a licensed instructor.

(c) Each primary driver education school owner-operator or employee that purchases driver education certificate numbers from the department must:

  (1) develop and maintain a means to ensure the security and integrity of student information, especially financial and personal information, in transit and at rest;

  (2) develop and maintain a means to ensure the privacy of student data, including personal and financial data, and make the corporate privacy policy available to all course students;

  (3) develop and maintain a department-approved method for issuing original and duplicate driver education certificates that, to the greatest extent possible, prevents the unauthorized production or misuse of the certificates; and

  (4) ensure that the front of each driver education certificate contains the department's complaint contact information and current department telephone number in a font that is visibly recognizable.

(d) Driver education schools must be located in, or maintain a registered agent in, the state of Texas. A registered agent's address shall not be used for a driver education school's physical or mailing address.


Source Note: The provisions of this §84.41 adopted to be effective April 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 1400; amended to be effective March 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 1431; amended to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 6069

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