Texas Education Code
Sec. § 1001.204
Requirements for Driver Education School License


The commission by rule shall establish the criteria for a driver education school license.


The department shall approve an application for a driver education school license if the application is submitted on a form approved by the department, the application is accompanied by the fee, and the department determines that the school:


has courses, curricula, and instruction of a quality, content, and length that reasonably and adequately achieve the stated objective for which the courses, curricula, and instruction are offered;


has adequate space, equipment, instructional material, and instructors to provide training of good quality in the classroom and behind the wheel, if applicable;


has instructors who have adequate educational qualifications and experience;


provides to each student before enrollment:


a copy of:


the refund policy;


the schedule of tuition, fees, and other charges; and


the regulations relating to absence, grading policy, and rules of operation and conduct; and


the department’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and Internet website address for the purpose of directing complaints to the department;


maintains adequate records as prescribed by the department to show attendance and progress or grades and enforces satisfactory standards relating to attendance, progress, and conduct;


on completion of training, issues each student a certificate indicating the course name and satisfactory completion;


complies with all county, municipal, state, and federal regulations, including fire, building, and sanitation codes and assumed name registration, if applicable;


is financially sound and capable of fulfilling its commitments for training;


maintains and publishes as part of its student enrollment contract the proper policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges if a student fails to take the course or withdraws or is discontinued from the school at any time before completion;


does not use erroneous or misleading advertising, either by actual statement, omission, or intimation, as determined by the department;


does not use a name similar to the name of another existing school or tax-supported educational institution in this state, unless specifically approved in writing by the executive director;


submits to the department for approval the applicable course hour lengths and curriculum content for each course offered by the school;


does not owe an administrative penalty for a violation of this chapter;


meets any additional criteria required by the department, including any applicable inspection requirements; and


provides adequate testing and security measures for the school’s method of instruction.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 6.012(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1044 (H.B. 1786), Sec. 29, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 584 (S.B. 848), Sec. 5, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 990 (H.B. 912), Sec. 5, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1144 (H.B. 2847), Sec. 2.003, eff. September 1, 2019.
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