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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 68ELIMINATION OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS
RULE §68.70Registered Accessibility Specialists--Qualifications for Certification

(a) An applicant seeking departmental certification as a registered accessibility specialist in order to perform plan review or inspection services shall meet the following minimum qualifications:

  (1) Any one of the following:

    (A) a degree in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, or equivalent, and a minimum of one year experience related to building inspection, building planning, accessibility design or review, accessibility inspection, or equivalent; or

    (B) eight years experience related to building inspection, building planning, accessibility design or review, accessibility inspection, or equivalent; or

    (C) four years experience related to building inspection, building planning, accessibility design or review, accessibility inspection, or equivalent, and certification as an accessibility inspector/plans examiner granted by a model building code organization; and

  (2) satisfactory completion of the Texas Accessibility Academy offered by the department or an approved provider; and

  (3) pass an examination approved by the department.

(b) An applicant shall submit a complete application for certification on the Registered Accessibility Specialist Application form, accompanied by all applicable fees. An applicant must complete all requirements, including satisfactory completion of an examination, no later than one year after the date the application is filed. If all requirements are not met within one year, a new application shall be submitted.

(c) Each applicant who satisfies all requirements will be provided a wallet card and a wall certificate. The wallet card is the actual certificate of registration.


Source Note: The provisions of this §68.70 adopted to be effective November 5, 2001, 26 TexReg 8807; amended to be effective February 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 382; amended to be effective March 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 884

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