Training Requirements

 

Training Mandates - (09/01/2021 - 8/31/2025)

Training Mandates - printable version (09/01/17 - 8/31/21)

 

Training Mandates due by 08/31/2025

 

Individuals not appointed with a department must go thru one of our Training Providers to complete the required training listed above.  TCOLE will not accept training that is not thru one of our providers.

Licensed Peace Officers (includes County Sheriffs and Deputy Constables):

Current 2-year Training Unit: (09/01/21 - 08/31/23):

 A minimum of 40 hours of training to include the current Legislative Update course #3187.

Current 4-year Training Cycle: (09/01/21 - 08/31/25):
 Licensed Peace Officers without Intermediate (or higher) Proficiency Certification must complete:
Cultural Diversity (#3939), Crisis Intervention (#3843 or #1850), Special Investigative Topics (#3232), De-escalation (#1849).
* Peace Officers first licensed on or after 09/01/2019 are not required to comply with the current 2-year training Continuing Education unit requirements listed above. Peace Officers first licensed on or after 09/01/2017 are not required to comply with the current 4-year training cycle requirements listed above.    

Additional mandated courses:

 Peace Officers first licensed on or after 01/01/2011: Human Trafficking (#3270) within 2 years of initial licensing date – unless the course was included in BPOC.
 Peace Officers first licensed on or after 01/01/2016: Canine Encounters (#4065) within 2 years of initial licensing date – unless the course was included in BPOC.
 Peace Officers first licensed on or after 03/01/2016: Interacting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drivers (#7887) within 2 years of licensing date – unless the course was included in BPOC.
 Peace Officers first licensed on or after 04/01/2018: 40-hr CIT (#1850) within 2 years of licensing date – unless course was included in BPOC.
 Peace Officers licensed PRIOR to 01/01/2018: Civilian Interaction Training Program (#30418) by 01/01/2020. All others within 2 years of initial licensing date – unless course was included in BPOC.

 

Constables and Deputy Constables:

Constables:
 New Constable Training (#3742) thru LEMIT within 2 years of being appointed.
 Continuing Education (#3743) thru LEMIT each 4-year training cycle thereafter. 
 Civil Process (#1415) exclusively thru TJPCA at Texas State University each 4-yr training cycle.

*This mandate overrides the afore mentioned Unit and Cycle requirements, but not the “Additional Mandated Courses”.

Deputy Constables:

 In addition to the afore mentioned “Licensed Peace Officer” requirements, the Civil Process course (#3131) must be completed each 4-yr training cycle.

 

Police Chiefs:

 Must take New Chief’s Training (#3780) within 2 years of appointment.
 Must take Chief’s Continuing Education (#3740) each Unit, thereafter.

*This mandate overrides the afore mentioned Unit and Cycle requirements, but not the “Additional Mandated Courses”.

 

County Jailers:

Cultural Diversity course (#3939) every 4-yr training cycle (unless exempted due to proficiency certification level of Intermediate Peace Officer or higher) and Mental Health (#4900) by 8/31/25.

 

Telecommunicators:

20 hours of continuing education every 2-yr training unit

 

*For a list of approved equivalent courses go to:  https://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/course-equivalents-0

 

Resources

 

TCOLE Rules

Regional Field Service Agents