|(a) An applicant for a permit under this subchapter
must be at least 18 years of age.
(b) Applications shall be made on forms supplied or
approved by the department. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
(c) Applications must be accompanied by:
(1) a copy of the certificate of completion, within
the preceding three years, of a training course offered by the International
Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, the National Wildlife Rehabilitator's
Association, or other organization or entity approved by the department;
(2) a letter of recommendation from a licensed veterinarian
and/or permitted wildlife rehabilitator with at least three years'
experience as a permitted wildlife rehabilitator who has known the
applicant for at least two years; and
(3) a test score of 100 on a department-administered
wildlife rehabilitation examination.
(d) Permits for the taking or holding of federally
protected species shall not be valid unless the permittee also possesses
a valid federal permit authorizing possession of those species.
(e) Except for persons authorized to do so under the
terms of zoological permits, no person holding a permit authorizing
the propagation for sale of wildlife shall be authorized to rehabilitate
|Source Note: The provisions of this §69.46 adopted to be effective January 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 902; amended to be effective April 4, 2005, 30 TexReg 1953; amended to be effective January 15, 2021, 45 TexReg 306