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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 34STATE FIRE MARSHAL
SUBCHAPTER EFIRE EXTINGUISHER RULES
RULE §34.516Tests

(a) Applicants for licenses are required to take a test and obtain a grade of at least 70 percent on the test. Tests may be supplemented by practical tests or demonstrations deemed necessary to determine the applicant's knowledge and ability. The test content, frequency, location, and outsource testing service must be designated by the state fire marshal.

  (1) The Type B license test will include questions on the following:

    (A) this subchapter and Insurance Code Chapter 6001; and

    (B) installing and servicing of portables.

  (2) The Type A license test will include questions on the following:

    (A) this subchapter and Insurance Code Chapter 6001;

    (B) installing and servicing of portables;

    (C) fixed systems; and

    (D) installing and servicing pre-engineered fixed fire extinguisher systems for the protection of cooking areas.

  (3) The Type K license test will include questions on the following:

    (A) this subchapter and Insurance Code Chapter 6001;

    (B) installing and servicing of portables; and

    (C) installing and servicing pre-engineered fixed fire extinguisher systems for the protection of cooking areas.

  (4) The Type PL license test will include questions on the following:

    (A) this subchapter and Insurance Code Chapter 6001; and

    (B) a technically qualifying test to be conducted through NICET.

  (5) The Type R license test will include questions on this subchapter and Insurance Code Chapter 6001.

(b) The standards used in the tests will be adopted by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

(c) Examinees who fail any topic on the test must file a retest application accompanied by the required fee.

(d) A person whose license has been expired for two years or longer who makes application for a new license must take and pass another test. No test is required for a licensee whose license is renewed within two years of expiration.

(e) An examinee who is scheduled for a test to be conducted on a religious holy day by the State Fire Marshal's Office and who wishes to observe the religious holy day may request the rescheduling of the test to an alternate date.

(f) An applicant may only schedule each type of test three times within a twelve-month period.

(g) An applicant for a license must complete and submit all application requirements within one year of the successful completion of any test required for a license, except for testing conducted through NICET; otherwise, the test is voided and the individual will have to pass the test again.


Source Note: The provisions of this §34.516 adopted to be effective December 5, 1984, 9 TexReg 6006; amended to be effective April 14, 1989, 14 TexReg 1632; transferred effective September 1, 1991, as published in the Texas Register March 6, 1992, 17 TexReg 1745; amended to be effective September 20, 1995, 20 TexReg 7077; transferred effective September 1, 1997, as published in the Texas Register November 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 11091; amended to be effective June 3, 2004, 29 TexReg 5402; amended to be effective September 20, 2004, 29 TexReg 9006; amended to be effective April 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1706; amended to be effective February 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 662

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