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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 23VEHICLE INSPECTION
SUBCHAPTER AVEHICLE INSPECTION STATION AND VEHICLE INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION
RULE §23.3New or Renewal Vehicle Inspector Applications

(a) Applicants for a new or renewal vehicle inspector certificate must apply in a manner prescribed by the department.

(b) By submitting a new or renewal vehicle inspector application form, the applicant agrees to allow the department to conduct background checks as authorized by law.

(c) A new or renewal vehicle inspector application must include, but is not limited to, the items listed in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection:

  (1) criminal history disclosure of all convictions and deferred adjudications of the vehicle inspector applicant; and

  (2) all fees required pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 548 (the Act). The new or renewal vehicle inspector application fee is nonrefundable.

(d) If an incomplete new or renewal vehicle inspector application is received, notice will be sent to the applicant stating that the application is incomplete and specifying the information required for completion.

(e) The new or renewal vehicle inspector applicant has 60 calendar days after receipt of notice to provide the required information and submit a complete application. If an applicant fails to furnish the documentation, the application will be considered withdrawn.

(f) A new or renewal vehicle inspector application is complete when:

  (1) It contains all items required by the department.

  (2) It conforms to the Act, this chapter, and the Texas vehicle inspection program's instructions.

  (3) All fees have been paid pursuant to the Act.

  (4) All requests for additional information have been satisfied.

(g) The new or renewal vehicle inspector certificate will expire on August 31 of the even numbered year following the date of issuance and is renewable every two years thereafter.

(h) For a new or renewal vehicle inspector application to be approved the applicant must:

  (1) be at least 18 years of age;

  (2) hold a valid driver license to operate a motor vehicle in Texas;

  (3) not be currently suspended or revoked in the Texas vehicle inspection program;

  (4) complete department approved training as outlined in this chapter;

  (5) pass with a grade of not less than 80, an examination on the Act, this chapter, and regulations of the department pertinent to the Texas vehicle inspection program;

  (6) successfully demonstrate ability to correctly operate the testing devices; and

  (7) meet all other eligibility criteria under the Act or this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §23.3 adopted to be effective March 13, 2013, 38 TexReg 1700

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