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School Distance Education Responsibilities

Distance Education is a formal instructional process in which the student and teacher are separated by physical distance and a variety of communication technologies are used to deliver instruction in the theory portion of the course curriculum to the student. Courses taught by distance education do not satisfy the requirements of the practical portion of the course curriculum.

Note: Distance Education hours are the only form of hours which can be completed without the physical presence of an instructor. If a student accrues regular hours by clock or credit, the same time system should be used to account for distance education hours to eliminate the possibility of duplicate credit for students. A new application for curriculum approval will be required if any changes are made to the approved distance education hours.

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For additional information and questions, please contact the Education and Examination Division via webform, where you can submit your application, request assistance or include attachments as needed.

You can reach our Customer Service line at (800) 803-9202 [in state only], (512) 463-6599, Relay Texas-TDD: (800) 735-2989. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time (excluding holidays).