The Basic Code Enforcement course provides training designed to prepare students for final proficiency testing through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). During the course, participants cover topics to include constitutional protections as well as authority granted by Texas law, procedural information surrounding the proper administration of local code compliance programs and best practice guidelines. Training covering a range of topics includes; housing, construction, property maintenance, occupancy levels, and both electrical and fire safety. Zoning codes and proper signage regulations covering agricultural, residential and industrial zones are also included. Once the course is completed participants will have met education all requirements necessary to sit for the State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer examination. Information specific to Code Enforcement state testing requirements and associated Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) fees can be found on the TDLR website.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsLegal Practices+Introduction to Zoning+Home Occupations+Texas Dept of Transportation Code on Junk and Abandoned Vehicles+Nuisance Violations+Dangerous Buildings+Signage
This course is designed for personnel assigned to code enforcement operations to include city/county law enforcement personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Department Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)+International Code Council (ICC)