Texas Education Code
Sec. § 1001.206
Requirements for Course Provider License


The commission by rule shall establish criteria for a course provider license.


The department shall approve an application for a course provider license if the application is submitted on a form approved by the executive director, includes the fee, and on inspection of the premises of the school the department determines that:


the course provider has an approved course that at least one licensed driving safety school is willing to offer;


the course provider has adequate educational qualifications and experience;


the course provider will:


develop and provide to each driving safety school that offers the approved course a copy of:


the refund policy; and


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


provide to the driving safety school the departments name, mailing address, telephone number, and Internet website address for the purpose of directing complaints to the department;


a copy of the information provided to each driving safety school under Subdivision (3) will be provided to each student by the school before enrollment;


not later than the 15th working day after the date a person successfully completes the course, the course provider will issue and deliver to the person by United States mail or commercial or electronic delivery a uniform certificate of course completion indicating the course name and successful completion;


the course provider 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;


the course provider complies with all county, municipal, state, and federal laws, including assumed name registration and other applicable requirements;


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


the course provider maintains and publishes as a 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;


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


the course provider 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;


the course provider does not owe an administrative penalty for a violation of this chapter; and


the course provider meets additional criteria required by the department.
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. 7, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 990 (H.B. 912), Sec. 7, eff. June 15, 2017.
Sec. 1001.207. BOND REQUIREMENTS: DRIVER EDUCATION SCHOOL. (a) Before a driver education school may be issued a license, the school must file a corporate surety bond with the department in the amount of:


$10,000 for the primary location of the school; and


$5,000 for each branch location.


A bond issued under Subsection (a) must be:


issued in a form approved by the department;


issued by a company authorized to do business in this state;


payable to the department to be used only for payment of a refund due to a student or potential student;


conditioned on the compliance of the school and its officers, agents, and employees with this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter; and


issued for a period corresponding to the term of the license.


Posting of a bond in the amount required under Subsection (a) satisfies the requirements for financial stability for driver education schools under this chapter.
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. 30, eff. September 1, 2015.
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