TPA110 – 800.00 Hours

Course Description

BPOC PicturePeace Officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the public. The Central Texas Police Academy (CTPA) delivers a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer course leading to Texas Peace Officer licensing. Participants receive classroom training designed to prepare each student for the state licensing examination and engage in hands-on training to better acquaint them to the rigors of police work.

This course is 36 weeks in duration and meets Monday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and every other Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1000643 & 101.


There are two tracks for enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer Course: 1) as a sponsored student or 2) as an independent student.

As part of enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer course, all students must attend a Mandatory Orientation held at TEEX facilities. No exceptions.

Sponsored Student

A sponsored student is an individual paid and employed by a law enforcement agency.

Tuition: $2500

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

The deadline for submitting completed documents is None at this time. Documents to submit include:

Independent Student

An independent student is not sponsored by an agency and is responsible for course tuition and fees. Requirements include:

  • Participant must be at least 21 years of age before the class end date
  • Must meet TCOLE minimum standards for licensing

Tuition: $5400

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

We will start accepting applications None at this time. The deadline for submitting completed documents is None at this time. Documents to submit include:

Course Completion Requirements


  • Notebook paper (8.5” x 11”) and notebook dividers (minimum 33)
  • Blue or black ink pens, red ink pen, highlighters, #2 pencils
  • Duty belt
  • Handgun and secure holster- thumb-break style
  • Minimum of two speed loaders or three magazines
  • Handcuffs and key (Smith & Wesson, Peerless, Hiatts, etc.) and handcuff case
  • Speed loader pouch or double magazine pouch
  • Straight flashlight (Mag-lite, Surefire, Stream Light, etc.) and flashlight holder
  • Belt keepers (minimum of four)


  • Black shoes or boots that can be polished
  • Athletic gear must be brought the first day of class and each day thereafter consisting of:
    • solid navy-colored shorts 
    • athletic shoes
    • towel
  • The required pants for the uniform are Dickies brand #874 khaki pants. They are available from Wal-Mart and other common vendors for less than $20/pair. It is recommended that the student purchase at least three pair.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

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


    Suggested Audience

    • Anyone who is interested in becoming a Texas peace officer

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

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

    Other Information

    Bryan/College Station Texas Training Facilities

    • Emergency Vehicle Driving Track
    • Firearms Range
    • Live-Fire Shoot House
    • Tactical Entry Skills Training Site
    • Wiatt Building and Circuit Training Exercise Track

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Peace Officer Loan Repayment Assistance Program

    Government Programs

    Contact Information

    Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433

    Payment Info

    • Credit Card – Complete registration process and call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order – Complete registration process, email to: or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check – Complete registration process and bring to TEEX – ILEPSE, 1500 4th St., RELLIS Campus, Bldg.7751, Bryan TX, 77807

    The instructors were awesome and provided great insight of the crime scene applications and fundamentals.

    — Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes
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