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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 90OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES
SUBCHAPTER BINSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS
RULE §90.25Instructor Teaching and Continuing Education Requirements

(a) Drug Offender Education Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each Drug Offender Education Instructor must teach a minimum of four complete Drug Offender Education courses and attend at least one department-sponsored Drug Offender Education Instructor continuing education seminar during the Instructor's certification period, and each subsequent Instructor certification period.

  (2) If substantial intervening changes are made to the Drug Offender Education curriculum, or significant updates are required to curriculum material, Instructors for Drug Offender Education shall attend any additional department-sponsored Drug Offender Education Instructor continuing education seminar or special meeting regarding which the department sends them notice.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education that is directly drug-related, in lieu of attending the department-sponsored continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.26, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-sponsored Drug Offender Education Instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another Offender Education certification as long as the seminar occurs during the current certification period and as long as the instructor pays for each certification.

(b) Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor shall teach a minimum of four complete Alcohol Education Program for Minors courses and attend at least one department-sponsored Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor continuing education seminar during the Instructor's certification period, and each subsequent Instructor certification period.

  (2) If substantial intervening changes are made to the Alcohol Education Program for Minors curriculum, or significant updates are required to curriculum material, Instructors for Alcohol Education Program for Minors shall attend any additional department-sponsored Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor continuing education seminar or special meeting regarding which the department sends them notice.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of attending the department-sponsored continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.26, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-sponsored Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another Offender Education certification as long as the seminar occurs during the current certification period and as long as the instructor pays for each certification.

(c) DWI Education Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each DWI Education Instructor shall teach a minimum of four complete DWI Education courses and attend at least one department-sponsored DWI Education Instructor continuing education seminar during the DWI Education Instructor's certification period, and each subsequent Instructor certification period.

  (2) If substantial intervening changes are made to the DWI Education curriculum, or significant updates are required to curriculum material, Instructors for DWI Education shall attend any additional department-sponsored DWI Education Instructor continuing education seminar or special meeting regarding which the department sends them notice.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of attending the department-sponsored continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.26, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-sponsored DWI Education Instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another Offender Education certification as long as the seminar occurs during the current certification period and as long as the instructor pays for each certification.

(d) DWI Intervention Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each DWI Intervention Instructor shall teach a minimum of two complete DWI Intervention courses and attend at least one department-sponsored DWI Intervention Instructor continuing education seminar during the Instructor's certification period, and each subsequent Instructor certification period.

  (2) If substantial intervening changes are made to the DWI Intervention curriculum, or significant updates are required to curriculum material, Instructors for DWI Intervention shall attend any additional department-sponsored DWI Intervention Instructor continuing education seminar or special meeting regarding which the department sends them notice.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of attending the department-sponsored continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.26, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Team teaching, with no more than two certified instructors, may be counted towards the fulfillment of the teaching requirement.

  (5) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-sponsored DWI Intervention Instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another Offender Education certification as long as the seminar occurs during the current certification period and as long as the instructor pays for each certification.

(e) An Instructor must pay a continuing education seminar fee for each Instructor certification to the department's third party contractor.


Source Note: The provisions of this §90.25 adopted to be effective November 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 4632

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