Basic Peace Officer Course

TPA100 – 830.00 Hours


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07/24/24 – 12/10/24 Bryan, TX LS TPA100 36 $5800.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

peace officersPeace Officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the public. The Central Texas Police Academy (CTPA) delivers a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) leading to Texas Peace Officer licensing. Participants receive classroom training designed to prepare each individual for the state licensing examination and engage in hands-on training to better acquaint them to the rigors of police work.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1000736 & 101.

Note: TEEX offers a Basic Police Officer TCOLE Practice Exam as a study aide to assist with preparations for the the State test.


There are two tracks for enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer Course:

  1. as a sponsored student
  2. as an independent student

As part of enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer course, all students enrolled in Basic Peace Officer Academy 177 (Fall 2024) must attend a Mandatory Orientation scheduled for July 24, 2024, 8 am-4 pm CST held at TEEX facilities. No exceptions.

All students are required to enroll through Blinn College along with completing registration through TEEX. Information can be found below under the “Enrollment Requirements: Steps to Registration” heading. Students wanting to use VA benefits may contact the Blinn Veterans Services Office at [email protected]. Please refer to this document concerning how to apply to Blinn College.

Note: Additional academy offerings are listed below in the “Other Information” heading.

Sponsored Student

A sponsored student is an individual paid and employed by a law enforcement agency.

Tuition: $2500

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

Fall 2024 Important Dates

  • We will start accepting applications on April 22, 2024.
  • The deadline for submitting completed documents is June 10, 2024.

Documents to submit include:

Independent Student

An independent student is an individual not sponsored by an agency and is responsible for course tuition and fees.

Requirements include:

  • Participant must be at least 21 years of age before the class end date (course is 20 weeks)
  • Must meet TCOLE minimum standards for licensing as defined by TCOLE rule 217.1

Tuition: $5800

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

Fall 2024 Important Dates

  • We will start accepting applications on April 22, 2024.
  • The deadline for submitting completed documents is June 10, 2024.

Documents to submit include: (Note: Most of these documents will not be valid if dated 180 days prior to the academy start date.)

Enrollment Requirements: Steps to Registration

  1. Select the available link as applicable to the Basic Peace Officer Academy offering you desire to attend. Pay the $75 registration fee and complete your registration.
  2. Drop off all completed application materials at TEEX ILEPSE 1500 4th Street, Texas A&M-RELLIS Building 7751, Bryan, TX 77807 before April 15, 2024 (for Spring II 2024).
    • Note: We will need a sufficient amount of time to make sure all paperwork is correct, so it is advised that you drop off materials well before this date.
  3. The Central Texas Police Academy (CTPA) team will reach out to you via email and send you information about registering through Blinn College and update you on your application packet status.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.


  • Notebook paper (8.5″ x 11″) and notebook dividers (minimum 42)
  • Blue or black ink pens, red ink pen, highlighters, #2 pencils
  • Duty belt
  • Handgun and secure holster- thumb-break style
  • Minimum of two-speed loaders or three magazines
  • Handcuffs and key (Smith & Wesson, Peerless, Hiatts, etc.) and handcuff case
  • Speedloader pouch or double magazine pouch
  • Straight flashlight (Mag-lite, Surefire, Stream Light, etc.) and flashlight holder
  • Belt keepers (minimum of four)
  • 14 or 16 ounce, fully enclosed boxing gloves


  • Athletic gear must be brought on the first day of class and each day thereafter consisting of:
    • Athletic shoes
    • Towel
    • Toiletries (Shower Shoes)
  • Uniform Requirements: Minimum of 3 polos, 3 pants, and boots
    • 5.11 Tactical Men’s Snag-Free Performance Short Sleeve Polo #71049 (Dark Navy)
    • 5.11 Tactical Women’s Snag-Free Performance Polo #61165 (Dark Navy)
    • 5.11 Tactical Men’s Taclite Pro Pants #74273 (TDU Khaki)
    • 5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro Women’s Ripstop Pants #64360 (TDU Khaki)
    • Black Duty Boots, capable of being polished
    • Black Duty Belt (recommended: 5.11 Tactical Sierra Bravo Duty Belt Kit #59505)

Attendance Requirements

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. A cadet is expected to attend and participate in all BPOC training sessions. An absence is defined as not attending class for any reason. No distinction is made between excused or unexcused absences.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.


  • Small dictionary
  • Law dictionary
  • Gear bag
  • Solid navy-colored sweatpants and sweatshirt
  • Solid black beanie
  • Pocket notebook

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Texas Penal Code
  • Report writing
  • Arrest procedures
  • Criminal investigations
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Firearms training
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Traffic enforcement and investigations
  • Patrol tactics
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Physical fitness training
  • Firearms training
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Suggested Audience

  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a Texas peace officer

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 830.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Class times are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm unless otherwise specified by academy instructors.

The Basic Peace Officer Course is also available as an evening option.

Bryan/College Station Texas Training Facilities

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving Track
  • Firearms Range
  • Live-Fire Shoot House
  • Simulation Prop Houses
  • Wiatt Building and Circuit Training Exercise Track

Spring I 2024, Basic Peace Officer Academy 175th Important Dates:

  • Academy Graduation                          May 31, 2024                    5:00 pm

Spring II 2024, Basic Peace Officer Academy 176th Important Dates:

  • Open Enrollment                                February 5, 2024
  • Application Packet Deadline               April 15, 2024
  • Orientation (mandatory)                      May 29, 2024                8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Academy Start Date                           June 3, 2024                  7:30 am
  • Academy Graduation                          October 18, 2024           5:00 pm

Fall 2024, Basic Peace Officer Academy 177th Important Dates:

  • Open Enrollment                                April 22, 2024
  • Application Packet Deadline               June 10, 2024
  • Orientation (mandatory)                      July 24, 2023                    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Academy Start Date                           August 1, 2024                  7:30 am
  • Academy Graduation                          December 10, 2024            5:00 pm

Spring 2025, Basic Peace Officer Academy 178th Important Dates:

  • Open Enrollment                               September 3, 2024
  • Application Packet Deadline               December 6, 2024
  • Orientation (mandatory)                      January 22, 2025              8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Academy Start Date                           January 27, 2025               7:30 am
  • Academy Graduation                          June 13, 2025                    5:00 pm

Fall 2025, Basic Peace Officer Academy 179th Important Dates:

  • Open Enrollment                                March 3, 2025
  • Application Packet Deadline               May 30, 2025
  • Orientation (mandatory)                      July 9, 2025                       8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Academy Start Date                           July 14, 2025                      7:30 am
  • Academy Graduation                          December 5, 2025            5:00 pm

Note: All students must also enroll through Blinn College. Please refer to the “Prerequisites” heading above for additional information.

Sallie Mae funding is now available as a funding source to be able to attend the Basic Peace Officer Course. Follow the instructions to apply for Sallie Mae funding:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Apply for a loan”
  3. Select what best defines you: Student or Cosigner
  4. Select the type of loan that best describes that type of program your loan is for
  5. From the State drop-down select “Texas”
  6. Type in “Texas A&M University – Engineering Extension Services, College Station, Tx 00363298”
  7. Complete the remaining Sallie Mae application process

Note: Approval criteria are based on Sallie Mae’s rules. TEEX has no influence on outcomes. Approved loans must be finalized no later than 45 calendar days before the start of the class to ensure your funds are credited in time to complete your registration.

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Funding Options

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete registration process and call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration process, email to: [email protected] or fax to (979) 862-2788
  • Check – Complete registration process and bring to TEEX – ILEPSE, 1500 4th St., RELLIS Campus, Bldg.7751, Bryan TX, 77807

Sallie Mae funding is now available as a funding source to be able to attend the Basic Peace Officer Course. Refer to “Other Information” at the end of this page for instructions on how to apply.