(a) The department shall provide to each licensed or exempt driver education school
and to each parent-taught course provider approved under this chapter driver education
certificates or certificate numbers to enable the school or approved parent-taught
course provider to issue department-approved driver education certificates to certify
completion of an approved driver education course and satisfy the requirements of
Sections 521.204(a)(2), Transportation Code, 521.1601, Transportation Code, as added by Chapter 1253 (H.B. 339), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session,
2009, and 521.1601, Transportation Code, as added by Chapter 1413 (S.B. 1317), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session,
(a-1) A certificate issued by a driver education school or parent-taught course provider
approved under this chapter must:
(1) be in a form required by the department; and
(2) include an identifying certificate number provided by the department that may
be used to verify the authenticity of the certificate with the driver education school
or approved parent-taught course provider.
(a-2) A driver education school or parent-taught course provider approved under this
chapter that purchases driver education certificate numbers shall issue original and
duplicate certificates in a manner that, to the greatest extent possible, prevents
the unauthorized production or the misuse of the certificates. The driver education school or approved parent-taught course provider shall electronically
submit to the department in the manner established by the department data identified
by the department relating to issuance of department-approved driver education certificates
with the certificate numbers.
(a-3) Certificate numbers must be in serial order so that the number on each issued
certificate is unique.
(b) The commission by rule shall provide for the design and distribution of the certificates
and certificate numbers in a manner that, to the greatest extent possible, prevents
the unauthorized reproduction or misuse of the certificates or certificate numbers.
(c) The commission by rule shall establish a fee for each certificate or certificate
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