|(a) In addition to any other application requirements
under this chapter, an academic alternative applicant shall comply
with all provisions of this section.
(b) A Texas college or university that is accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and which
has a criminal justice or law enforcement program approved by the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) may make application
to conduct training for licensees under a training provider contract.
(c) An academic alternative applicant shall submit:
(1) documentation of approval from THECB for a criminal
justice or law enforcement program;
(2) a proposed course schedule to show that training
will be conducted;
(3) documentation of any contractual provision the
applicant may have with a contract academy to provide the sequence
(4) provisions for the Registrar to approve all students
qualified for the state basic licensing exam in a timely manner.
(d) A training needs assessment must be submitted to
the commission for approval and must include:
(1) a description of whom the alternative academic
provider will serve and the number of students they expect to train
(2) the basis for these expectations; and
(3) proof of notification by e-mail to all academies
within the area of the applicant's intent to apply for an academic
alternative provider contract.
(e) An academic alternative program shall conduct a
comprehensive review subject to commission approval prior to licensing
(f) The effective date of this section is February