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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 DPROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - CURRICULUM, COURSES, CLASSROOMS, CERTIFICATES
RULE §90.49Course Completion Certificates for Participants

(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 certificates.

(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 duplicate certificate.

(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 department.

(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 court.


Source Note: The provisions of this §90.49 adopted to be effective November 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 4632

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