|(a) Minimum eligibility requirements for training programs.
The following requirements apply to organizations applying for certification:
(1) physical location in Texas;
(2) experience in training promotores or community
health workers, health care professionals, or paraprofessionals and
training experience within the past two years and related to the core
(3) affiliation with one or more instructors currently
certified by the department.
(b) Application requirements for training programs.
The department specifies the required information and documentation
that an applicant shall complete and notifies the applicant if the
application is incomplete.
(c) Application approval. The department approves an
application which complies with the requirements set in policy and
which properly documents applicant eligibility.
(d) Disapproved applications.
(1) The department may disapprove an application if
(A) has not met the eligibility and application requirements
set out in this chapter; or
(B) has failed or refused to properly complete or submit
required information or has knowingly presented false or misleading
information in the application process.
(2) If the department determines that an application
should not be approved because it is incomplete, the department gives
the applicant written notice of the reason for the disapproval and
the opportunity for re-application.
(3) An applicant whose application has been disapproved
for a reason other than that it is incomplete may appeal the disapproval
under the fair hearing procedures found in Chapter 1, Subchapter C
of this title (relating to Fair Hearing Procedures).
(e) Changes of name and address. Training programs
shall notify the department of changes in organization name, contact
information, mailing address, or physical location within 30 calendar
days after the change.
(1) Upon approval of the application, the department
issues the training program a certificate with an expiration date
and a certificate number.
(2) The department replaces a lost, damaged, or destroyed
certificate upon written request.
(g) Standards for the approval of certification and
continuing education curricula. Training programs shall follow the
guidelines set in policy regarding standards for certification and
continuing education curricula for promotores or community health
workers or instructors.
(h) Training program responsibilities. A training program
(1) submit an addendum, in a format specified by the
department and in compliance with policy, when revising a current,
(2) ensure curricula are provided by a certified instructor,
unless otherwise approved by the department;
(3) provide training to promotores or community health
workers or instructors as applicable to the training program's certifications
(A) at least one certification course per year; and
(B) at least one continuing education course per certification
(4) report the names of persons to the department who
have successfully completed the training program within seven business
days of program completion in a format specified by the department;
(5) maintain an accurate record of each person's attendance
and participation for not less than three years.
(i) Certificate renewal.
(1) A training program shall renew the certificate
every two years in accordance with policy. Failure to receive notification
from the department before the expiration date will not excuse failure
to file for renewal.
(2) Failure to meet the requirements in subsection
(h)(3) of this section shall result in denial of the certificate renewal.
(j) Late renewals.
(1) A training program whose certificate has expired
for not more than one year may renew the certificate by submitting
to the department the completed renewal application. The training
program shall not provide training for community health workers or
instructors until the certificate has been renewed. A certificate
not renewed within one year after expiration cannot be renewed.
(2) A training program whose certification has been
expired for more than one year must meet the requirements under subsection
(a) of this section and apply for a new certificate.
(k) Right to inspect. The department reserves the right
to inspect facilities and documentation and to monitor training programs.