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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 84DRIVER EDUCATION AND SAFETY
SUBCHAPTER FDRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS PROGRAMS AND INSTRUCTORS
RULE §84.72Instructor License Requirements

(a) Application for licensing as a drug and alcohol driving awareness program instructor shall be made on forms prescribed by the department.

(b) A person is qualified to apply for a drug and alcohol driving awareness program instructor license who holds a valid driver's license for the preceding five years which has not been suspended, revoked, or forfeited in the past three years for traffic-related violations or is knowledgeable in the areas of traffic safety and alcohol/drug use and abuse.

(c) A person applying for an original instructor license shall submit to the department the following:

  (1) complete application as provided by the department;

  (2) the required fees; and

  (3) evidence of completion of instructor training and a statement signed by the course provider recommending the applicant for licensing. Original documentation shall be provided upon the request of the department Instructor training shall consist of 16 hours of training covering techniques of instruction and in-depth familiarization with material contained in the drug and alcohol driving awareness program curriculum in which the individual is being trained.

  (4) Alternatively, the applicant may submit a copy of a current Alcohol and Drug Offender Education Program Instructor license and six hours of training and six hours of demonstrative presentation or practical teaching. The six hours of training shall cover techniques of instruction and in-depth familiarization with material contained in the alcohol and drug education curriculum. The six hours of demonstrative presentation or practical teaching shall be in the same alcohol and drug education curriculum and under the direct supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug education instructor trainer endorsed in the same alcohol and drug education curriculum and shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the course provider recommending the applicant for licensing.

(d) A drug and alcohol driving awareness program instructor license shall be valid for two years.

(e) A renewal application for drug and alcohol driving awareness program instructor license must be prepared using the following procedures:

  (1) A completed application for renewal of an instructor license; and

  (2) renewal fee.

(f) An instructor who has allowed a previous license to expire twelve (12) or more months shall file an original application on a form prescribed by the department and remit application fees to the department.

(g) Drug and alcohol driving awareness program instructors who want to add a program endorsement to a license shall submit the following:

  (1) written documentation showing all applicable educational requirements have been met to justify endorsement changes;

  (2) fee; and

  (3) evidence of two additional hours of training from the course provider of the drug and alcohol driving awareness program curriculum that the instructor will be licensed to teach.

(h) All other license change requests, including duplicate instructor licenses or name changes, shall be made in writing and shall include payment of the duplicate instructor license fee.

(i) The department shall be notified of an instructor's change of address in writing. Address changes shall not require payment of a fee.


Source Note: The provisions of this §84.72 adopted to be effective April 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 1400; amended to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 6069

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