|(a) To be eligible for certification as a juvenile
probation officer or juvenile supervision officer, an individual must
pass the certification exam required by TJJD.
(b) Before taking the exam, the individual must complete
the training required in §344.620 or §344.622 of this title,
(c) The department or facility employing the individual
must either pay any required exam fee or require the individual to
pay the fee.
(d) A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the
(e) An individual is allowed three attempts to pass
the exam, except as provided in subsections (f) and (g) of this section.
(f) An individual who has not passed the exam after
three attempts may not take the exam again until:
(1) 180 days have elapsed since the date the individual
last took the exam; and
(2) the individual has repeated the training topics
required in §344.620 or §344.622 of this title after the
date the individual last took the exam. Credit toward certification
is granted only for the training hours in those topics that are completed
after the date the individual last failed the exam.
(g) An individual who is dismissed from an exam for
cheating or otherwise failing to follow exam rules provided by TJJD
is not eligible to take the exam again or be certified. If an individual
is dismissed for cheating or otherwise failing to follow exam rules
provided by TJJD while taking the exam at a department or facility,
the department or facility must notify TJJD's certification office
in writing within one business day.
(h) Except as provided in subsection (i) of this section,
the requirements of this subchapter apply to individuals who:
(1) do not currently hold a certification as a juvenile
probation officer and who begin employment as a juvenile probation
officer on or after September 1, 2016; or
(2) do not currently hold a certification as a juvenile
supervision officer and who begin employment as a juvenile supervision
officer on or after September 1, 2017.
(i) This subchapter does not apply to an individual
whose certification has expired if less than six months has elapsed
between the date of the expiration and the date the individual submits
an application for the same certification.
(j) A department or facility that proctors the certification
exam must ensure the proctor complies with TJJD's proctoring agreement.