IRM Quick Links: Report CPE Hours Description
State agencies and universities must follow this procedure and use the associated online tool to report the completion of required continuing education to DIR.
This standard applies to Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education.
IRMs are required to report the completion of continuing education requirements to DIR. IRMs must follow this procedure to receive continuing education credit for a course.
The head of each agency or university is responsible for ensuring that their appointed IRM remains qualified to serve in the position by fulfilling the continuing education requirements.
IRMs are required to report the completion of qualified training to DIR by August 31 each fiscal year.
IRMs report completed courses to DIR via the online Report CPE Hours tool. The form must be fully completed in order for an IRM to receive continuing education credit for a course.
The IRM should retain proof of attendance/completion for each educational event. Examples of documentation include a certificate of completion, statement by the sponsoring body, or copy of registration confirmation with actual course materials. The documentation is not submitted to DIR unless specifically requested.
Only an agency’s designated IRM is to report continuing education hours to DIR. Other IR staff members may voluntarily follow these guidelines but do not report to DIR.
DIR informs IRMs of their continuing education status midway through each fiscal year. IRMs can also view their status anytime.
The online Report CPE Hours tool requests information that may include, but is not limited to: IRM name, agency, contact information, IRM level, course/conference name, begin/end dates, location, sponsor, brief course/conference description, CPE hours, competency area fulfilled, and required topics satisfied.
IRMs are encouraged to record all qualified continuing education events that benefit them in their role as the IRM (not just the courses that meet the minimum CPE requirement). This information is used to refine the IRM Continuing Education Requirements and identify particular areas of interest to IRMs.
A printable CPE Submission Form (DOC, 66KB) is provided to help IRMs track their continuing education activities throughout the fiscal year. This form can also be submitted to DIR report the completion of qualified training if the online system is unavailable.
1 TAC 211.11
1 TAC 211.21
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