2019 Texas Statutes
Title 20 - Regulation of Other Occupations
Chapter 6002 - Fire Detection and Alarm Device Installation
Subchapter D. Registration, License, and Approval Requirements
Section 6002.158. Training Schools and Instructors; Approval
Sec. 6002.158. TRAINING SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS; APPROVAL. (a) An applicant for approval as a training school must submit an application to the state fire marshal, accompanied by the applicant's complete course or testing curriculum. A registered firm, or an affiliate of a registered firm, is not eligible for approval as a training school.
(b) The state fire marshal shall review the materials submitted for course approval and shall approve or deny approval in a letter provided not later than the 60th day after the date of receipt of the application. A denial of approval must disclose specific reasons for the denial. An applicant whose approval is denied may reapply at any time.
(c) Training school instructors must be approved by the state fire marshal. To be eligible for approval, an instructor must:
(1) hold a fire alarm planning superintendent license, a residential fire alarm superintendent license, or a fire alarm technician license; and
(2) have at least three years of experience in fire alarm installation, service, or monitoring.
(d) Approval for a training school or instructor is valid for one year.
(e) The curriculum for a residential fire alarm technician course must consist of at least seven hours of instruction on installing, servicing, and maintaining single-family and two-family residential fire alarm systems as defined by National Fire Protection Standard No. 72 and an examination on National Fire Protection Standard No. 72 for which at least one hour is allocated for completion. The examination must consist of at least 25 questions, and an applicant must accurately answer at least 80 percent of the questions to pass the examination.
(f) After approval, each training school must annually conduct, within 125 miles of each county with a population greater than 500,000, at least two classes that are open to the public.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730 (H.B. 2636), Sec. 1J.001, eff. April 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 14.018(h), eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1147 (H.B. 1951), Sec. 15.001, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 172 (H.B. 458), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.