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RULE §84.60Driving Safety Provider License Requirements

(a) Application for driving safety provider license. An application for a driving safety provider license must be made on forms prescribed by the department, and be accompanied by the appropriate fee. A license application is valid for one year from the date it is filed with the department.

(b) Bond requirements for providers. In the case of an original or a change of owner application, an original bond must be provided in the amount of $10,000. In the case of a renewal application, an original bond or a continuation agreement for the approved bond currently on file shall be submitted. The bond or the continuation agreement must be executed on the form prescribed by the department.

(c) Provider license. The provider license must indicate the name of the driving safety course for which approval is granted exactly as stated in the application for the course approval.

(d) Verification of ownership for driving safety provider. In the case of an original or change of owner application for a driving safety provider, the provider owner must provide verification of ownership.

(e) Purchase of driving safety provider. A person or persons purchasing a licensed driving safety provider must obtain an original license and bond. The contract or any instrument transferring the ownership of the driving safety provider must include the following statements:

  (1) The purchaser must assume all refund liabilities incurred by the seller or any former owner before the transfer of ownership; and

  (2) The purchaser must assume the liabilities, duties, and obligations under the enrollment contracts between the students and the seller, or any former owner.

(f) New location. The department must be notified in writing of any change of address of a driving safety provider or its registered agent at least fifteen (15) working days before the move. The appropriate fee and all documents must also be submitted.

(g) Renewal of driving safety provider license. A complete application for the renewal of a license for a driving safety provider must be submitted before the expiration of the license and must include the following:

  (1) a completed application for renewal;

  (2) an annual renewal fee; and

  (3) an executed bond or executed continuation agreement for the bond currently on file with the department.

(h) Provider closure. A provider owner must notify the department of its closure date at least fifteen (15) business days before the closure. A provider must make all records and all used and unused uniform certificates of course completion and course completion certificate numbers available for review by the department upon request.

Source Note: The provisions of this §84.60 adopted to be effective June 1, 2023, 48 TexReg 2702

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