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RULE §30.18Applications for an Initial License

(a) Applications for initial licenses shall be made on a standard form provided by the executive director. The application must be submitted to the executive director with the fee according to §30.30 of this title (relating to Terms and Fees for Licenses and Registrations). The application must be submitted to the executive director before the applicant may take the examination.

(b) Supplemental information for each individual program shall be submitted according to the specific requirements for each program.

(c) An approved application shall be valid for one year from the date of application approval.

(d) All statements and qualifications provided by each applicant or on the behalf of the applicant are subject to verification by the executive director.

(e) All statements, qualifications, and attachments provided by the applicant relating to an application shall be true, accurate, complete, and contain no misrepresentation or falsification.

(f) Misrepresentation or falsification of any information may be grounds for denial of an application and for enforcement action.

(g) All applications must be completed in full. All deficiencies must be corrected within 120 days of notification, or the application shall be considered void.

(h) An applicant must furnish evidence of any training credit, proof of education, or work experience when requested. Diplomas from non-accredited high schools will be evaluated by the executive director on a case-by-case basis and will be considered based on the following submitted information:

  (1) transcript;

  (2) documentation of actual coursework;

  (3) time spent on coursework or program; and

  (4) any additional documentation the executive director might reasonably request or that would assist the applicant in demonstrating the proof of their education claim.

(i) The executive director shall determine whether an applicant meets the requirements of this subchapter. If all requirements have been met, the executive director shall issue the license. The license shall be valid for the term specified in Subchapters B - L of this chapter (relating to Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers; Customer Service Inspectors; Landscape Irrigators, Irrigation Technicians, and Irrigation Inspectors; Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Corrective Action Project Managers and Specialists; Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors; On-Site Sewage Facilities Installers, Apprentices, Designated Representatives, Maintenance Providers, Maintenance Technicians, and Site Evaluators; Water Treatment Specialists; Underground Storage Tank On-Site Supervisor Licensing and Contractor Registration; Wastewater Operators and Operations Companies; Public Water System Operators and Operations Companies; and Visible Emissions Evaluator Training and Certification, respectively.) The effective date of the license shall be the date the executive director issues the license.

Source Note: The provisions of this §30.18 adopted to be effective December 17, 2001, 26 TexReg 10330; amended to be effective September 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 6523; amended to be effective July 10, 2014, 39 TexReg 5181; amended to be effective September 29, 2016, 41 TexReg 7489

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