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RULE §35.142Training School Approval

(a) An application for training school approval shall be submitted in the manner prescribed by the department.

(b) To be approved, the school must:

  (1) Use the department's most current training manual;

  (2) Obtain approval of all instructors as provided under §35.143 of this title (relating to Training Instructor Approval);

  (3) Ensure that all owners, officers, partners, or shareholders are in compliance with the fingerprint submission requirement and individual license requirements of the Act, §1702.110 and §1702.221, respectively.

(c) The letter of approval shall be valid for one (1) year and may be renewed by submitting an application for renewal thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date.

(d) If registered as provided in §1702.181 of the Act, a security department of a private business or a security department of a political subdivision may seek approval as a training school by meeting requirements of this chapter where applicable. A training school approved under this section may only train employees of the entity.

(e) The department may deny an application for approval for any reason relating to the failure to satisfy the requirements of this section, or for prior violations of the Act or this chapter on the part of the owners or instructors associated with the applicant.

(f) The department may withdraw or suspend approval of a training school upon evidence the school has operated in violation of the Act or this chapter, or upon notification that an owner, officer, partner or shareholder has been charged with or convicted of a disqualifying offense as provided in §35.4 of this title (relating to Guidelines For Disqualifying Criminal Offenses). Certificates of completion or proficiency submitted for courses taught subsequent to notification of withdrawal or suspension of the school's approval will be rejected.

Source Note: The provisions of this §35.142 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3609; amended to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 8033

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