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RULE §84.2Definitions

Words and terms defined in the Code have the same meaning when used in this chapter. The following words and terms have the following meanings when used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) ADE-1317--The driver education certificate of completion confirming student completion of a department-approved driver education course exclusively for adults.

  (2) Advertising--Any affirmative act, whether written or oral, designed to call public attention to a driver training provider or course in order to evoke a desire to patronize that driver training provider or course. This includes meta tags and search engines.

  (3) Branch location--A licensed in-person driver education provider that has the same ownership and name as a licensed primary in-person driver education provider but has a different physical address from the primary provider.

  (4) Code--Refers to Texas Education Code, Chapter 1001.

  (5) Contract site--An accredited public or private secondary, or postsecondary school approved as a location for a driver education course of a licensed driver education provider.

  (6) DE-964--The driver education certificate of completion confirming completion of an approved minor and adult driver education course.

  (7) Education Service Center (ESC)--A public school district service organization of the Texas Education Agency governed by Texas Education Code, Chapter Eight.

  (8) Endorsement - The method by which a driver education course is delivered to the student, whether in-person, online or parent-taught.

  (9) Instructional Hour (also known as "Clock Hour"):

    (A) Driver Education Provider Instructional Hour--55 minutes of instruction time in a 60-minute period for a driver education course. This includes classroom and in-car instruction time.

    (B) Driving Safety Provider Instructional Hour--50 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period for a driving safety course.

  (10) Personal validation question--A question designed to establish the identity of the student by requiring an answer related to personal information such as a driver's license number, address, date of birth, or other similar information that is unique to the student.

  (11) Primary driver education provider--The main business location for a licensed in-person driver education provider.

  (12) Public or private school--A public or private secondary school accredited by the Texas Education Agency.

  (13) Relevant driver training entity--Refers to a licensed driver education provider, exempt driver education school, public or private school, education service center, college or university.

  (14) Uniform certificate of course completion--A document with a serial number purchased from the department that is printed, administered and supplied by driving safety providers for issuance to students confirming completion of an approved driving safety course, and that meets the requirements of Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 543, and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 45.051 or 45.0511. This term encompasses all parts of an original or duplicate uniform certificate of course completion.

  (15) Validation question--A question designed to establish the student's participation in a course or program and comprehension of the materials by requiring the student to answer a question regarding a fact or concept taught in the course or program.

Source Note: The provisions of this §84.2 adopted to be effective June 1, 2023, 48 TexReg 2702

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