|(a) Each occupational health and safety education program seeking approval from the commission shall apply to the division on the form and in the manner prescribed by the commission (TWCC 108). (b) At a minimum, the program shall be conducted by an accredited educational institution and shall include a comprehensive examination developed or administered by an examination service accepted by the division, and at least 800 hours of classroom, laboratory instruction, and supervised field training in the following areas: (1) safety management practices and techniques; (2) accident analysis; (3) industrial hygiene sampling techniques; (4) industrial health and hygiene; (5) ergonomics; (6) regulations, standards, and codes relating to safety and health; and (7) safety inspection and consultation.
(c) Prior to graduating from the training program, each student must pass the examination approved by the division. (d) The division shall approve each education program which contains the required information and meets the minimum qualifications and shall issue approval to the educational institution. The approval shall be valid for three years from the date of issuance. (e) Each educational institution with an approved program shall submit an annual report on or before the anniversary date of the approval. The report shall state: (1) if the program is active or was active within the past year; and (2) any changes in the program, to include changes of instructors, since the last report or inspection. (f) The division shall evaluate and reapprove each education program at least every three years and may conduct monitoring of the approved program at any time.