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Basic County Corrections

LET305  - 72.00 Hours

Online Class Details

Enrollment for this course is restricted, please review "How do I register" under resources.
For additional questions contact us at (800) 423-8433 or publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu


Course Price: $200

After this blended-learning course, participants will begin a new career path using the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively within a county jail environment. This course is designed to meet training and licensing requirements set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) necessary to prepare participants to receive their TCOLE Basic Jailer License.

This online course consists of ten learning modules. Prior to accessing the course, the participant is provided with an opportunity to download a study guide in an effort to enhance the retention of important course information. After all modules have been completed, the participant will receive a comprehensive final exam. All examinations must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. Participants have three attempts to pass each module exam and one attempt to pass the final examination.

Participants will be eligible to sit for the TCOLE Basic Jailer Licensing Examination at a TCOLE approved testing site upon successful completion of the online course. Participants are also required to complete the 24 hour Basic County Corrections (BCC) Physical Skills course in order to meet all requirements to receive a Basic Jailer License. A list and location of those scheduled courses available in your area will be provided upon successful completion of the online portion of the BCC course.

This course meets TCOLE requirements for Basic County Corrections Course #1070.


There are no prerequisites for this class


  • Booking procedures
  • Searches
  • Classification of inmates
  • Suicide screening and prevention
  • Legal aspects of use of force
  • Inmate rights
  • Facility security
  • Grievances
  • Food services
  • Emergency procedures
  • Inmate transportation
  • Investigations
  • Report writing


  • Candidates for Texas county jail staffing responsible for oversight and control of inmates in a jail or holding cell facility



  • 56K modem internet connection
  • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, Safari 2 or higher)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash or higher


  • Broadband internet connection

Education Credits

72.00 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

7.20 CEU

Contact Information

Law Enforcement

Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433 | Fax: (979) 862-2788

Other Information

  • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.
  • If paying by purchase order or check please fill out the required registration form and send to publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788.
  • Once a student has successfully passed this course they must also complete Texas Commission on Law Enforcement's (TCOLE) new "TCOLE Rules Overview (for jailers and telecommunicators)" course and pass the rules exam prior to taking the licensing exam for a Jailers license. This course is located on the MyTCOLE Learning Website.  The student can access the website from the TCOLE homepage.

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