|(a) All certified Offender Education Programs must
provide each participant who successfully completes the applicable
Offender Education Program, within five days of successful completion,
a serially numbered uniform certificate of course completion required
and designated for such use by the department. If an exit interview
is required, the course may not be deemed to be successfully completed
and a certificate of course completion may not be issued until the
exit interview has been conducted.
(b) All approved Offender Education Programs must maintain
an ascending numerical accounting record of all issued and un-issued
(c) The applicable Offender Education Program, Administrator,
and course Instructor are responsible for ensuring that an original
certificate of completion is issued to each participant who successfully
completes the course. All Offender Education Programs must retain
one copy for the Program’s files.
(d) Each Offender Education Program must develop procedures
for issuing duplicate certificates.
(1) The procedures must ensure that the duplicate certificate
is a new certificate, is clearly identified as being a duplicate of
a previously-issued certificate, and includes the control number of
the previously-issued certificate.
(2) The Offender Education Program must indicate at
the bottom of the Course Roster on which the participant’s original
control number was recorded that a duplicate certificate was issued
and shall show the new control number and date of issuance for the
(e) If an Offender Education Program/Provider allows
its certification to expire or otherwise loses its certification,
it must, within 30 days after expiration or other termination of the
certification, return all unused certificates of completion to the
(f) Additional Requirements for DWI Education Programs
and DWI Intervention Programs.
(1) Within ten working days of course completion, the
DWI Education Program Instructor or the DWI Intervention Program Instructor,
as applicable, must forward a copy of the certificate of completion
to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and notify the appropriate
community supervision and corrections department.
(2) If the participant’s deadline for completing
the course is earlier than ten working days after the participant’s
successful completion of the course, the DWI Education Program Instructor
or DWI Intervention Program Instructor, as applicable, must, by no
later than the participant’s deadline:
(A) forward a copy of the certificate of completion
to DPS; and
(B) notify the appropriate community supervision and
corrections department, if requested by the participant, DPS, the
appropriate community supervision and corrections department, or the