40 Tex. Admin. Code § 854.20 - Eligibility and Application Process

(a) Prerequisites for training. To be eligible for BET training, a customer desiring a career with BET as an employment outcome in the vocational rehabilitation program shall:
(1) be at least 18 years of age;
(2) be a United States citizen residing in Texas (a birth certificate or other appropriate documentation must be submitted with the application);
(3) be legally blind as defined by these rules;
(4) be proficient in math, reading, and writing, as demonstrated through CCRC testing, as well as in adaptive technology, including word processing spreadsheet use and e-mail communication, as demonstrated through a CCRC final assessment;
(5) have the health and stamina required to perform safely the basic functions of a manager;
(6) have mobility skills to operate a BET facility safely, as documented by a VR counselor or assessment verified by an orientation and mobility instructor;
(7) satisfactorily perform a Work Evaluation Training conducted with a current BET operator;
(8) not have engaged in substance abuse for the previous 12 months; and
(9) be in compliance with state and federal tax laws and not be subject to any tax liens.
(b) Application process. Each eligible customer interested in applying for BET training must obtain approval and an application from the regional VR manager. The application must be submitted to the BET director. An eligible customer has successfully participated in the CCRC program. Interviews will be conducted by the BET director and an appointed panel. An e-mail notification of the results will be sent to the applicant.


40 Tex. Admin. Code § 854.20
Adopted by Texas Register, Volume 44, Number 26, June 28, 2019, TexReg 3298, eff. 9/1/2019

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