Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2024 Catalog 
2022-2024 Catalog

Basic Peace Officer Certification

Location(s): Northwest Campus

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Level 1 Certificate

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Program Requirements

Total Certificate Hours: 18

Special Admissions Criteria and Program Information:

The courses listed above are taught in an academy format (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and have specialized admission requirements. Consent of the Academy Coordinator is required for enrollment. Once admitted to the program, students must complete and earn a minimum grade of C in each course. The endorsement of eligibility for the State Peace Officer Licensing Exam will only be issued to a student who has completed each course with a minimum grade of “C” during that specific academy.

Enrollment is based on space availability for those who meet admission criteria.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Students must provide evidence of completion of the TSI Assessment or approved alternative test. (This requirement may be waived by the Division Dean.)
  2. Students must demonstrate competency in fundamental reading skills by a placement score of a minimum performance level. For those students who do not meet the minimum performance level, remediation followed by further testing may qualify them for a future academy.
  3. Students must have a personal interview with an academy coordinator.
  4. Students must complete the police academy application (available at the Criminal Justice Training Center).
  5. Students must meet minimum licensing requirements as established by TCLEOSE.

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