|(a) An individual may not take a licensing exam for
a license they actively hold.
(b) To be eligible to take a state licensing exam,
an individual must:
(1) have successfully completed a commission-approved
basic licensing course or academic alternative program;
(2) meet the requirements for reactivation if the individual
is currently licensed;
(3) meet the requirements for reinstatement if the
individual is currently licensed;
(4) meet the requirements if an individual is an out
of state peace officer, federal criminal investigator, or military;
(5) be eligible to take the county corrections licensing
exam as provided in Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1701, §1701.310.
(c) To maintain eligibility to attempt a licensing
exam the applicant must meet the minimum standards for enrollment
and initial licensure.
(d) An eligible examinee will be allowed three attempts
to pass the examination. All attempts must be completed within 180
days from the completion date of the licensing course. Any remaining
attempts become invalid on the 181st day from the completion date
of the licensing course, or if the examinee passes the licensing exam.
If an attempt is invalidated for any other reason, that attempt will
be counted as one of the three attempts.
(e) The examinee must repeat the basic licensing course
for the license sought if:
(1) the examinee fails all three attempts to pass the
(2) the examinee fails to complete all three attempts
within 180 days from the completion date of the licensing course;
(3) the examinee is dismissed from an exam for cheating.
If dismissed from an exam for cheating, all remaining attempts are
(f) An examinee that is required to repeat a basic
licensing course under the provisions in subsection (e) of this section
will not be allowed to repeat an academic alternative program.
(g) If an individual is not licensed within 2 years
from the date of their successful completion of the licensing exam,
the basic licensing course must be repeated.
(h) When applicable and in addition to this section,
school marshal licenses are subject to the requirements of Chapter
227 of this title.
(i) The effective date of this section is February
|Source Note: The provisions of this §219.1 adopted to be effective July 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 4604; amended to be effective February 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9616; amended to be effective February 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 275