|(a) Any agency, laboratory, institution, school or
college intending to offer a course of instruction for certified operators
of evidential breath alcohol testing instruments, must have the course
curriculum approved by the scientific director.
(b) The operator course must utilize the most current
revision of the Texas Breath Alcohol Testing Program Operator Manual
as the primary instructional text and contain, as a minimum, these
areas of instruction:
(1) the effects of alcohol on the human body;
(2) the operational principles of the breath alcohol
testing instrument to be used, including:
(A) a functional description of the testing method;
(B) a detailed operational description of the method
(3) legal aspects of breath alcohol testing;
(4) supplemental information which is to include nomenclature
appropriate to the field of breath alcohol testing;
(5) participation in a laboratory setting operating
the breath testing equipment. Laboratory practice will include the
analysis of reference samples, as well as the analysis of breath samples
from actual drinking subjects and completion of all required records
and reports needed for documentation.
(c) Each course of instruction shall be coordinated
by, or under the general direction or supervision of, a certified
(d) All courses of instruction will be open to the
scientific director or designated representative for inspection thereof.
(e) Upon satisfactory proof of compliance of subsections
(a) - (d) of this section to the scientific director, the scientific
director will approve the course of instruction and its participants
will be eligible to apply for operator certification.
(f) Prior to commencing the course, it will be the
responsibility of the teaching agency to make arrangements with the
office of the scientific director for the administration of examinations.
(g) Prior to the administration of the examination
by the scientific director, it shall be the responsibility of the
course of instruction coordinator(s) to provide proof that all students
attending the course of instruction have been authorized and approved
by the technical supervisor responsible for the technical supervision
of the operator upon certification. Failure to provide this authorization
will delay the administration of the examination and/or certification
until such time as proof of authorization can be documented.
(h) Examinations for operator certification after completion
of a course will be in accordance with §19.4(a)(4) of this title
(relating to Operator Certification).
(i) Failure to maintain the provisions stated in this
section will be cause for the scientific director to rescind approval
of a course of instruction.