Basic Code Enforcement

COD300 – 36.00 Hours


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07/29/24 – 08/02/24 Houston, TX IS COD300 268 $550.00 Register
08/05/24 – 08/09/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training IS COD300 272 $550.00 Register
08/12/24 – 08/16/24 San Antonio, TX IS COD300 273 $550.00 Register
08/26/24 – 08/30/24 Mesquite, TX IS COD300 260 $550.00 Register
11/04/24 – 11/08/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training IS COD300 270 $550.00 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) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Code officerThe 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Course 3880 only for Face-to-Face classes. Currently, Live, Online Instructor-Led classes are NOT approved for TCOLE Credit.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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.

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. 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

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •   Summarize fundamental elements of code enforcement.
  •   Describe basic legal processes.
  •   Apply basic zoning requirements.
  •   Present both viewpoints of the home-based business debate.
  •   Explain code enforcement regulations relating to junked and abandoned vehicles.
  •   Determine appropriate resolutions for nuisance violations.
  •   Explain code enforcement regulations relating to signage.
  •   Determine building and housing code violations.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge of information obtained during the course by achieving a passing score on the mock examination.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for personnel assigned to code enforcement operations to include city/county law enforcement personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

  • 3.60 hours – International Code Council (ICC)
  • 36.00 hours – Texas Department Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
  • 36.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]