State Mandates

Training Requirements

Certificates

There are two 24-month periods in the current training cycle which ends on August 31, 2017. The first 24-month period, or unit, begins on 09/01/2013 and ends on 08/31/2015. The second 24-month period, or unit, begins on 09/01/2015 and ends on 08/31/2017, which is also the conclusion date of the 48-month training cycle.

Peace Officer Licensees

Training Mandates

Please pay close attention to the training mandates for the 2013-2015 training unit. The number of required hours has not changed.

Required Hours (Texas Occupations Code 1701.351(a)):

  • 2013 to 2015 training unit - 40 hours
  • 2015 to 2017 training unit - 40 hours

Required Courses (Texas Occupations Code 1701.258 (a), 1701.351(a-1) and 1701.352)

  • 2013 to 2015 training unit - Course 3183 State and Federal Law Update Course.
  • 2015 to 2017 training unit - Course 3184 State and Federal Law Update Course.
  • 4 Year Training Cycle 2013 to 2017
    • Those holding a BASIC PEACE OFFICER Certificate or no certificate will be required to have Cultural Diversity, Special Investigative Topics, and Crisis Intervention Training.
    • Those holding an INTERMEDIATE or higher do not have specific courses (other than the State and Federal Law Update Course)

Click the following link for more information /
http://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/training-requirements