TPA100 – 800.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 07/27/22 – 12/08/22 Bryan, TX LS TPA100 30 $5400.00 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 to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Peace 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 student 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 #1000720 & 101.


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 must attend a Mandatory Orientation scheduled for July 27, 2022, 8 am-4 pm CST held at TEEX facilities. No exceptions.

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

We will start accepting applications on April 11, 2022. The deadline for submitting completed documents is June 17, 2022.

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: $5400

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

We will start accepting applications on April 11, 2022. The deadline for submitting completed documents is June 17, 2022.

Please drop off all completed application materials at 1500 4th Street, RELLIS Campus Building 7751, Bryan, TX 77807 before June 17, 2022. 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 that date.

Documents to submit include: (Note – most of these documents expire after 180 days. Please ONLY submit documents filled out after January 28, 2022.)

Course Completion Requirements


  • Notebook paper (8.5” x 11”) and notebook dividers (minimum 33)
  • 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)


  • Black shoes or boots that can be polished
  • Athletic gear must be brought the first day of class and each day thereafter consisting of:
    • Athletic shoes
    • Towel
    • Toiletries (Shower Shoes)
  • Uniform requirements will be sent via email once accepted to the academy

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. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 95% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

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 


  • 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.

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

Other Information

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 2023,
172nd Central Texas Police Academy Important Dates:

  • Open Enrollment                               October 3, 2022
  • Application Packet Deadline               December 5, 2022
  • Final Acceptance Notification             January 2, 2023
  • Orientation (mandatory)                    January 25, 2023              8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Academy Start Date                          January 30, 2023              7:30 am
  • Academy Graduation                         June 9, 2023                    5:00 pm

** All students must also enroll through Blinn College. The advantages of attending as a Blinn student and instructions for how to apply are outlined in this document.

Government Programs

Contact Information

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

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete registration process and call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration process, email to: 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

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