|(a) Generally. This subchapter contains the Texas Forensic
Science Commission (Commission) rules adopted under Article 38.01 §4-a,
Code of Criminal Procedure, that govern:
(1) the Commission's forensic analyst licensing program;
(2) the licensing of an individual forensic analyst
by the Commission.
(b) Licensing sequence. To be licensed by the Commission
under this subchapter, a forensic analyst must first be employed by
a crime laboratory accredited by the Commission with the exception
of §651.210 or §651.211 of this subchapter.
(c) Source of evidence predicate. Under Article 38.01 §4-a(b),
Code of Criminal Procedure, a person may not act or offer to act as
a forensic analyst unless the person holds a Forensic Analyst License,
effective January 1, 2019.