Dec 02, 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: 24

Selective Admission Criteria:

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 have a personal interview with an academy coordinator.
  2. Students must complete the police academy application (available at the Criminal Justice Training Center).
  3. Students must meet minimum licensing requirements as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares a student for an occupational license. However, the student may not be eligible for licensing if they have a prior criminal history. For more details, see House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements .

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