|(a) Each application for course approval must be accompanied
(1) a course outline that identifies the educational
objectives required by subsection (b); and
(2) the time allotted for each educational objective.
(b) The educational objectives of online responsible
pet owner courses must include, but are not limited to the promotion
(1) respect and observance of federal and state laws
which protect livestock and non-livestock animals, and wildlife;
(2) responsible care for spaying, neutering and tethering
(3) state and federal laws related to cruelty to livestock
and non-livestock animals, attacks on assistance animals and dog fighting;
(4) responsible care concepts to include health, safety
and welfare for non-livestock and livestock animals, wildlife and
bite prevention; and
(5) Chapter 802, Texas Occupations Code (Dog or Cat
Breeders Act) and Title 16, Chapter 91, Texas Administrative Code
(Dog or Cat Breeders Program).
(c) The course must be offered online. Each course
must be timed and contain a procedure for attendance verification
to ensure the participant is active for the full length of the course.
(d) The course must include the log-in information
for the course including passwords and the procedure for attendance
(e) Course materials must have the following characteristics:
(1) appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation;
(2) appropriate illustrations and graphics that are
consistent with the educational objectives shown in §92.31(b);
(3) comprehensive presentation of subject matter that
is consistent with the educational objectives shown in §92.31(b).
(f) The course must include:
(1) a minimum of two (2) instructional hours;
(2) built-in timers to ensure the minimum hours of
instruction have been completed by the participant; and
(3) attendance verification.