TPA102 – 120.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

New course coming soon! Peace Officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the public. This course is designed for currently licensed or certified peace officers outside of the State of Texas, Federal Agents, and Military Police to meet training and licensing requirements set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) necessary to receive their Texas Peace Officer licensing. Of the current TCOLE Basic Peace Officer topics, there are seven topics specific to Texas covered in this course.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1018.

The online course consists of seven learning modules. Prior to accessing the course, the participant is provided with an opportunity to download a study guide in an effort to enhance the retention of important course information. After all modules have been completed, the participant will receive a comprehensive final exam. All examinations must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. Participants have three attempts to pass each module exam and one attempt to pass the final exam. Module quizzes and the final examination can only be done in a single seating. Module quizzes and the final examination should not be started while on duty and/or if the participant may be called away from the computer for any reason.

Note: Participants completing this course shall pass the same licensing exam as other applicants. It is suggested that participants study all topical areas of the current Texas Basic Peace Officer licensing course. TEEX offers a Basic Police Officer TCOLE Practice Exam as a study aide to assist with preparations for the the State test.

Prerequisites

Individuals from Other States

  • Must demonstrate successful completion of a state POST-approved (or state licensing authority) basic police officer training academy (with equivalent course topics and hours of training); and
  • Must be currently licensed or certified as a peace officer by a state POST (or state licensing authority); and
  • The license or certificate must never have been, or currently in the process of being surrendered, suspended, or revoked; and
  • Have honorably served (employed; benefits eligible) as a sworn peace officer for twelve consecutive months, following initial basic training, with an agency in the state where the license or certificate was issued.

In addition, the licensee or certificate holder must meet all other statutory licensing requirements of the State of Texas and TCOLE Rules.

Federal Agents

  • Have successfully completed an approved Federal Agency Law Enforcement training course (equivalent course topics and hours); and must be subject to continued employment or eligible for re-hire (excluding retirement); and
  • Have honorably served (employed; benefits eligible) in one of the above federal capacities for twelve consecutive months, following initial basic training; and
  • Have successfully completed a Supplementary Peace Officer training course, the curriculum of which is developed by TCOLE.

In addition, the licensee or certificate holder must meet all other statutory licensing requirements of the State of Texas and TCOLE Rules.

Military Police

  • Must have a military police military occupation specialty (MOS) or air force specialty code (AFSC) classification approved by the commission.
  • Must provide proof of:
    • successfully completed basic military police course for branch of military served; and
    • active duty service for 2 continuous years. Service time applied to this section must have been obtained following completion of an approved basic military police course.

In addition, the licensee or certificate holder must meet all other statutory licensing requirements of the State of Texas and TCOLE Rules.

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 90 days from the registration date.
  • Participants will have one attempt to pass the final examination.
  • To complete this course, you are required to have a computer with internet access.

Online Course Technical Requirements

To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:

  • Computer tower or laptop
    • Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Broadband or high-speed internet connection
    • Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
    • Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
    • Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
  • Current version of web browser
    • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 52 or higher, Google Chrome 80 or higher
    • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 11, Safari 11 or higher
    • Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.

Topics

  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Penal Code
  • Transportation Code
  • Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • Health and Safety Code – Controlled Substances Act
  • Juvenile Offenders
  • Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses

Suggested Audience

  • Individuals from another state, federal, or military law enforcement agency desiring to obtain a Texas basic peace officer license

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 120.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

  • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

The Texas Code of Criminal Procedures Section 2.122 recognizes named criminal investigators of the United States as having authority to enforce selected state laws by virtue of their Federal authority and training. The individuals listed below are deemed to have the equivalent training as a Federal Agent for licensure consideration:

  • Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  • Special Agents of the Secret Service;
  • Special Agents of the United States Customs Service;
  • Special Agents of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms;
  • Special Agents of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency;
  • Inspectors of the United States Postal Service;
  • Special Agents of the Criminal Investigation Division and Inspectors of the Internal Security Division of the Internal Revenue Service;
  • Civilian Special Agents of the United States Naval Investigative Service;
  • Marshals and Deputy Marshals of the United States Marshals Service;
  • Special Agents of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service; Special Agents of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • A person designated as a Special Policeman by the Federal Protective Service of the General Services Administration under 40 U.S.C. Section 318 or 318d;
  • A customs inspector of the United States Customs Service or a Border Patrolman or Immigration Officer of the United States Department of Justice;
  • A commissioned law enforcement officer of the National Parks Service
  • A Special Agent or Law Enforcement Officer of the United States Forest Service; and
  • Security personnel working at a commercial nuclear power plant, including contract security personnel, trained and qualified under a security plan approved by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: ilepse@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

Policies

TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Online courses: Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.

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