|(a) Following review for eligibility and approval, certificates will be issued directly to clients. A nonrefundable fee of $15 will be assessed for issuance of a certificate and a copy of test scores. An additional convenience fee of no more than $2.00 per transaction shall be charged to cover the cost of printing certificates online. A permanent file shall be maintained for all certificates issued. (b) Duplicate certificates will be issued upon request from the client. The client is required to pay a nonrefundable fee of $5.00 for each request for a duplicate certificate. An additional convenience fee of no more than $2.00 per transaction shall be charged to cover the cost of printing certificates online. (c) The certificate of high school equivalency shall indicate the version of the test taken by the applicant: audiotape, large print, Braille, English, French, or Spanish. (d) The state administrator may disapprove issuance of a certificate or may cancel a certificate under the following conditions: (1) an applicant does not meet eligibility requirements under §89.43 of this title (relating to Eligibility for a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency); (2) the applicant in any way violates security of the restricted test material; (3) the applicant presents fraudulent identification or is not who he or she purports to be; (4) the applicant uses another person's certificate or test scores in an attempt to defraud; or (5) the applicant willingly allows another person to use his or her certificate or test scores in an attempt to defraud. (e) In the case of nonissuance or cancellation of a certificate, the applicant shall be notified in writing by the state administrator that the certificate will not be issued or may be canceled. (f) An applicant who has been notified that his or her certificate will not be issued or may be canceled may appeal to the state administrator within 30 days of receiving written notification. (g) If, after further review, the state administrator does not approve issuance of the certificate or cancels a certificate, this decision may be appealed to the commissioner of education under Chapter 157 of this title (relating to Hearings and Appeals).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §89.47 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5690; amended to be effective September 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 386; amended to be effective April 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 3061; amended to be effective June 6, 2004, 29 TexReg 5343; amended to be effective October 15, 2006, 31 TexReg 8361; amended to be effective December 11, 2011, 36 TexReg 8373