The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly states otherwise.
(1) Alcohol Education Program for Minors--An alcohol
educational program for minors as described in Section 171.0001, Government
(2) Annual Reporting Period--The period of time beginning
September 1 of each year and ending August 31 of the following year.
(3) Certificate of Program Completion (Certificate)--A
uniform, serially numbered certificate as described in Section 171.0001,
(4) Commission--The Texas Commission of Licensing and
(5) Continuing Education Hour--At least 50 minutes
of participation in an organized, systematic learning experience which
deals with and is designed for the acquisition of knowledge, skills,
and information on drug or alcohol-related topics, as applicable to
the specific court-ordered program instructor license endorsement.
(6) Continuing Education Seminar--A department-approved
continuing education seminar, class, or course that may be taken to
meet renewal requirements, as applicable to a specific court-ordered
program instructor license endorsement.
(7) Course Records--Court-ordered program participants'
personal data forms, pre-tests and post-tests, self-assessments, screening
instrument(s), homework assignments, action plans, and any other written
material required or used in the court-ordered program class instruction.
(8) Course Roster--A form used to record data on all
court-ordered program participants enrolled in the course and to record
attendance data on those participants at each class throughout the
(9) Court-Ordered Education Class (Class)--A module
of a court-ordered program course.
(10) Court-Ordered Education Course (Course)--The complete
series of court-ordered program class modules.
(11) Court-Ordered Education Program (Program)--The
Alcohol Education Program for Minors, Drug Offender Education Program,
DWI Education Program, or DWI Intervention Program.
(12) Court-Ordered Education Provider (Program Provider)--A
person holding a license from the department to offer or provide a
(13) Department--The Texas Department of Licensing
(14) Drug Offender Education Program--A drug offense
educational program as described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.
(15) DWI--An offense relating to driving or operating
a motorized vehicle while intoxicated, as described in Sections 49.04
- 49.08, Penal Code relating to Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage
(16) DWI Education Program--An educational program
for intoxication offenses as described in Section 171.0001, Government
(17) DWI Intervention Program--An intervention program
for intoxication offenses described in Section 171.0001, Government
(18) Endorsement--A classification received by a program
provider or instructor as described in Sections 171.0103 and 171.0153,
Government Code, after successful completion of the department licensing
process, which allows a licensee to instruct, offer, or provide a
specific type of court-ordered program.
(19) Executive Director--The executive director of
(20) Instructor Applicant--A term describing an individual
from the period when the individual applies for admission into an
instructor training course until the point where a license is granted
(21) Instructor Licensing Period--The period of time
beginning with the date instructor licensure was granted to instruct
a specific court-ordered program curriculum and ending two years after
the date the license was issued.
(22) Instructor Training Class--A module of an instructor
(23) Instructor Training Course--The complete series
of instructor training class modules.
(24) Minor--A person under the age of 21 years, as
described in Section 106.01, Alcohol Beverage Code.
(25) Module--A part of the Court-Ordered Education
Program Instructor Manual that covers a single subject or topic within
a specific course.
(26) Online Course--A court-ordered education program
that is offered or provided in a virtual, real-time, and interactive
setting through an internet connection as authorized under this chapter.
(27) Participant--An individual who attends, takes,
or completes a court-ordered program.
(28) Screening Instrument--A written device approved
by the department and required to be administered to each program
participant for the purpose of:
(A) identifying indicators of a potential substance
abuse problem; and
(B) making recommendations for further evaluation,
where indicated by the screening instrument.