|(a) A continuing education course is any training course that is recognized by the commission, specifically: (1) legislatively required continuing education curricula and learning objectives developed by the commission; (2) training in excess of basic licensing course requirements; (3) training courses consistent with assigned duties; or (4) training not included in a basic licensing course. (b) A law enforcement agency submitting continuing education courses under the chief administrator's approval through a departmental report of training, must have the following on file and readily accessible to the commission: (1) lesson plans; or (2) certificate of completion with hours indicated on the certificate; (3) attendees' critique of the course that includes: (A) written evaluation of the instructor; and (B) an assessment of how this training was applicable to their assigned duties; (4) number of students attending from the agency; (5) copy of course outline (if available); and (6) copy of available handouts. (c) The commission may refuse credit for: (1) a course that does not contain a final examination or other skills test, if appropriate, as determined by the training provider; (2) annual firearms proficiency; (3) an out-of-state course not approved by that state's POST; (4) training that fails to meet any commission established length and published learning objectives; (5) an instructor claiming credit for a basic licensing course or more than one presentation of a non-licensing course by an instructor, per 24 month unit of a training cycle; (6) course(s) claimed by deceitful means; (7) courses provided by the same training provider and taken more than two times within one training unit; or (8) legislatively mandated or certification courses reported by unlicensed or non-contractual training providers. (d) The training provider or agency must report to the commission and keep on file in a format readily accessible to the commission, a copy of all continuing education course training reports. (e) The effective date of this section is January 1, 2012.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §217.9 adopted to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 228; amended to be effective March 1, 2002, 26 TexReg 11040; amended to be effective June 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3818; amended to be effective June 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 2877; amended to be effective January 1, 2009, 33 TexReg 10507; amended to be effective October 26, 2009, 34 TexReg 6662; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9115; amended to be effective January 1, 2012, 36 TexReg 8992