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RULE §363.24Providers and Instructors of Endorsement Training Programs

(a) Only an approved CPE Course Provider may provide or instruct a training program.

(b) Only a Course Instructor who is approved to instruct CPE courses may instruct a training program provided that the instructor:

  (1) is licensed as a Master Plumber, Plumbing Inspector, or Journeyman Plumber; and

  (2) holds the endorsement that corresponds to the training program the Instructor will teach.

(c) A Course Provider or Instructor whose approval is suspended or revoked for any reason, may not provide or instruct any training.

(d) All Course Providers and Instructors shall:

  (1) adhere to the approved instruction criteria;

  (2) ensure that only students who complete a course or training receive credit; and

  (3) provide a certificate of completion to a student upon completion of the training.

(e) The certificate of completion shall state:

  (1) the title of the endorsement training program;

  (2) the names of the Course Provider and Course Instructor;

  (3) the name and license number of the student; and

  (4) the date that the instruction was completed.

(f) A Course Provider shall:

  (1) notify the Board at least seven (7) days before conducting an endorsement training program or post electronic notice of the class schedule, including the dates(s), time(s), and place(s) class(es) will be held, on the provider's website at least seven (7) days before conducting a class;

  (2) perform self-monitoring to ensure compliance with this section and reporting as required;

  (3) submit a course outline that includes the number of hours of instruction on each topic included in the outline to the executive director for approval; and

  (4) maintain an electronic copy or record of each certificate of completion for at least two (2) years after the date the certificate was issued.

(g) The Board may monitor endorsement training programs to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and Board rules and may deny, suspend, or revoke approval of a Course Provider or Instructor who fails to comply.

(h) The executive director may require a Course Provider to resubmit a previously-approved course outline for an endorsement training program at any time in order to ensure the program meets the current requirements of the plumbing codes, laws, and administrative rules applicable to the specific training program.

Source Note: The provisions of this §363.24 adopted to be effective September 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 3771; amended to be effective February 16, 2023, 48 TexReg 682

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