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.
- Students must have a personal interview with an academy coordinator.
- Students must complete the police academy application (available at the Criminal Justice Training Center).
- 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 .