Texas Education Code
Sec. § 132.056
Issuance of Certificate of Approval; Renewal


(a)

The commission, upon review of an application for a certificate of approval duly submitted in accordance with Section 132.052 (Application for Certificate of Approval) and meeting the requirements of Section 132.055 (Criteria), shall issue a certificate of approval to the applicant career school or college. The certificate of approval shall be in a form prescribed by the commission and shall state in a clear and conspicuous manner at least the following information:

(1)

date of issuance, effective date, and term of approval; and

(2)

correct name and address of the school or college.

(b)

The term for which a certificate of approval shall be issued may not exceed one year.

(c)

The certificate of approval shall be issued to the owner of the applicant career school or college and is nontransferable. In the event of a change in ownership of the school or college, a new owner must, at least 30 days prior to the change in ownership, apply, in the manner prescribed by the commission, for a new certificate of approval.

(d)

At least 30 days prior to expiration of a certificate of approval, the career school or college shall forward to the commission an application for renewal. The commission shall reexamine the premises of the school or college as frequently as the commission considers necessary and renew, revoke, or deny renewal of the school’s or college’s certificate of approval. If a school or college fails to file a complete application for renewal at least 30 days before the expiration date of the certificate of approval, the school or college, as a condition of renewal, must pay, in addition to the annual renewal fee, a late renewal fee in an amount established by commission rule of at least $100.

(e)

Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 747, Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2005.

(f)

The commission shall visit a career school or college to reexamine the school or college for compliance with the criteria provided by Section 132.055 (Criteria) not later than three months after the date the school or college begins operation or after a change in ownership of the school or college.

(g)

Before the commission issues a certificate of approval or a renewal certificate of approval under this section, the commission may require a career school or college to comply with the requirements of Section 132.0551 (Qualifications, Training, and Continuing Education Required) and to submit evidence of that compliance to the commission.
Added by Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 2010, ch. 620, Sec. 1, eff. June 4, 1971. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 239, Sec. 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 813, Sec. 4.08, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Redesignated from Education Code Sec. 32.34 and amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 2, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 655, Sec. 11.41, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1064, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 364, Sec. 2.16, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 817, Sec. 8.30, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 747 (H.B. 2806), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 747 (H.B. 2806), Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1279 (H.B. 2333), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
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