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RULE §363.25Providers and Instructors of Training Programs for Journeyman Plumber and Tradesman Plumber-Limited License Applicants

(a) An approved CPE Course Provider or Course Instructor may provide instruction in plumbers professional training related to health and safety, the latest version of all plumbing codes adopted by the board, and water conservation.

(b) An approved Course Instructor must be authorized by OSHA to provide OSHA instruction. A person who is an OSHA authorized construction trainer, but is not an approved instructor, may teach OSHA instruction through an approved Course Provider, so long as an approved Course Instructor is also present.

(c) Approved Course Providers and Instructors shall:

  (1) teach the approved material;

  (2) ensure that only students who complete the course receive credit;

  (3) provide notice of intent to conduct training required by posting the course schedule on the provider's website or sending electronic notice to the at least seven (7) days before instruction;

  (4) abide by the same standards of conduct required of approved continuing professional education providers;

  (5) provide a certificate of completion to the student. The certificate of completion shall state:

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

    (B) the name and registration or license number of the student;

    (C) the specific instruction and number of hours completed; and

    (D) the date that the increment of instruction was completed; and

  (6) maintain an electronic copy or record of each certificate of completion for at least six (6) years after the date the certificate was issued.

(d) An applicant for examination is responsible for the safekeeping of each original certificate of completion earned by the applicant.

(e) Providing false certificates of completion or any other false information related to the training required by the Board may result in:

  (1) the denial of the applicant's examination application;

  (2) disciplinary action, as provided by the Plumbing License Law, Board Rules, or other laws of this state; or

  (3) both.

(f) A Course Provider or Instructor whose approval is suspended or revoked for any reason may not provide instruction.

Source Note: The provisions of this §363.25 adopted to be effective September 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 3771; amended to be effective February 16, 2023, 48 TexReg 682

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