The Basic Code Enforcement course provides training designed to prepare students for final proficiency testing through the Code Enforcement Association of Texas (CEAT). 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 established by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 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. Training provided to law enforcement officials covers the proper documentation of violations, the collection of evidence, interviewing, photography, and courtroom testimony. Once the course is completed participants will have met all requirements necessary to schedule and sit for the State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer exam arranged through CEAT. All exam fees associated with certification testing are collected by CEAT once a testing date is arranged.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
TopicsAbandoned and junk vehicles +Dangerous building abatement +High weeds and trash +Home occupations +Legal aspects +Minimum housing standards +Sign regulations +Zoning
- Code Enforcement Officers
- Law Enforcement Officers
- City Personnel
- County Personnel
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (800) 723-3811 | Tollfree: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Information specific to state testing and other associated fees can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) site.
Note: All DSHS-related fees are separate from TEEX course tuition.