37 Tex. Admin. Code § 215.6 - Academic Alternative Training Provider
(a) In addition to any other application requirements under this chapter, an academic alternative applicant shall comply with all provisions of this section.
(b) A Texas college or university that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and which has a criminal justice or law enforcement program approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) may make application to conduct training for licensees under a training provider contract.
(c) An academic alternative applicant shall submit:
(1) documentation of approval from THECB for a criminal justice or law enforcement program;
(2) a proposed course schedule to show that training will be conducted;
(3) documentation of any contractual provision the applicant may have with a contract academy to provide the sequence courses; and
(4) provisions for the Registrar to approve all students qualified for the state basic licensing exam in a timely manner.
(d) A training needs assessment must be submitted to the commission for approval and must include:
(1) a description of whom the alternative academic provider will serve and the number of students they expect to train annually;
(2) the basis for these expectations; and
(3) proof of notification by e-mail to all academies within the area of the applicant's intent to apply for an academic alternative provider contract.
(e) An academic alternative program shall conduct a comprehensive review subject to commission approval prior to licensing exam.
(f) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2014.
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