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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 90OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES
SUBCHAPTER BINSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS
RULE §90.26Instructor Continuing Education Requirements

(a) Drug Offender Education Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each Drug Offender Education instructor must complete at least one department-approved Drug Offender Education instructor continuing education seminar during each licensing period.

  (2) If substantial changes or updates are made to the Drug Offender Education curriculum, instructors for Drug Offender Education must complete any additional department-approved Drug Offender Education instructor continuing education seminar(s) or special meeting(s) for additional instruction as required by the department.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education for the respective license that is directly drug-related in lieu of completing the department-approved continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.27, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-approved Drug Offender Education instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another endorsement.

(b) Alcohol Education Program for Minors Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each Alcohol Education Program for Minors instructor must complete at least one department-approved Alcohol Education Program for Minors instructor continuing education seminar during each licensing period.

  (2) If substantial changes or updates are made to the Alcohol Education Program for Minors curriculum, instructors for Alcohol Education Program for Minors must complete any additional department-approved Alcohol Education Program for Minors instructor continuing education seminar(s) or special meeting(s) for additional instruction as required by the department.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education for the respective license that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of completing the department-approved continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.27, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-approved Alcohol Education Program for Minors instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another program endorsement.

(c) DWI Education Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each DWI Education instructor must complete at least one department-approved DWI Education instructor continuing education seminar during each licensing period.

  (2) If substantial changes or updates are made to the DWI Education curriculum, instructors for DWI Education must complete any additional department-approved DWI Education instructor continuing education seminar(s) or special meeting(s) for additional instruction as required by the department.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education for the respective license that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of completing the department-approved continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.27, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-approved DWI Education Instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another program endorsement.

(d) DWI Intervention Instructor Requirements.

  (1) Each DWI Intervention instructor must complete at least one department-approved DWI Intervention instructor continuing education seminar during each licensing period.

  (2) If substantial changes or updates are made to the DWI Intervention curriculum, instructors for DWI Intervention must complete any additional department-approved DWI Intervention instructor continuing education seminar(s) or special meeting(s) for additional instruction as required by the department.

  (3) Instructors who are licensed chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, licensed psychiatrists, or licensed social workers may complete 20 hours of continuing education for the respective license that is directly alcohol-related, in lieu of completing the department-approved continuing education seminar. If selected for a continuing education audit under §90.27, proof of these continuing education hours must be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.

  (4) Continuing education hours obtained in a department-approved DWI Intervention instructor continuing education seminar may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement of another program endorsement.

(e) An instructor must pay a continuing education seminar fee for each instructor endorsement to the department's authorized representative.


Source Note: The provisions of this §90.26 adopted to be effective September 1, 2022, 47 TexReg 5101

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