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RULE §215.17General Contract Procedures and Provisions

(a) Once an application is approved, the commission and a training provider may enter into a training provider contract for a term no longer than five years.

(b) To renew a contract, the training provider must apply to the commission using the current renewal application and at least six months prior to expiration of a contract.

(c) The commission may renew a training provider contract for any term deemed appropriate and dependent upon an evaluation which includes an assessment of the provider's compliance with: commission standards; terms of the contract; and program performance.

(d) A contract may approve courses and the number of times they will be offered.

(e) The commission will award training credit for any course conducted by a training provider unless:

  (1) training was not conducted as required by contract or commission rules;

  (2) courses were not conducted in compliance with other applicable governing standards, including Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) guidelines;

  (3) training is not related to a commission license;

  (4) an advisory board, academy, training coordinator, course coordinator, or instructor failed to discharge any responsibility required by contract or commission rule;

  (5) credit was claimed by deceitful or untruthful means;

  (6) distance education courses of a proprietary nature, equivalency, or the distance education portion of a basic licensing course were not submitted and approved under commission distance education guidelines; or

  (7) the training provider has not complied with terms of a contract.

(f) Once under contract, the chief administrator of the sponsoring organization or the training coordinator must submit a written report within thirty days of:

  (1) any change in the chief administrator or training coordinator;

  (2) any failure to meet commission rules and standards by the academy, training coordinator, instructors, or advisory board;

  (3) when non-compliance with federal or state requirements is discovered;

  (4) any change in name, physical location, mailing address, electronic mail address, or telephone number; or

  (5) any change in the department dean, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or THECB status for academic alternative training providers.

(g) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2014.

Source Note: The provisions of this §215.17 adopted to be effective February 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9610

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