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 requirements necessary to take the State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer exam. A certificate of completion will be issued and the student may then apply to TDLR to take the Code Enforcement Officer exam.
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.
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
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Department Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)+International Code Council (ICC)
Information specific to state testing and other associated fees can be found on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) site.
Note: All TDLR-related fees are separate from TEEX course tuition.