How do I register?

  • Annual School students must use the online registration system at or your TEEX student portal account.
  • The payment process through the Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program) has been streamlined. (1) Before you register for a course, YOU MUST attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number (VFDE number). Each participant approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number (2) On the payment section, choose and enter your (for example: E123456). If your department was approved for multiple participants, each participant, up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request, may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/ department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX-ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. The PO contact email should be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.
  • NEW for 2023: A new data field, the Tax ID, has been added to the payment process. Use the Tax ID number (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) assigned to your organization. This field is required and should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx
  • NOTICE: Once registration / tuition payment has been made, you will not be able to change method of payment. Therefore, be sure to have your HB 2604 voucher with the approval number to enter for payment before you register. The original form of payment, such as a personal credit card, cannot be changed.
  • NEW for 2023: TEEX has implemented a $50 administrative fee for customers requiring special handling on registration changes such as class transfers. This fee is not reimbursable by HB2604 funding through the Forest Service.

Then what?

If you are paying with a department purchase order, the PO must be uploaded in the student portal or emailed to [email protected] within 48 hours, or your registration may be cancelled. Many classes fill quickly, so do not delay and risk losing your seat.

When and where is check-in?

  • Sunday, March 5, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
  • Henry D. Smith Complex – Building #25
    Brayton Fire Training Field
    1595 Nuclear Science Road
    College Station, Texas

What if I can’t be there until Monday morning?

  • Late check-in will be from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2023, Brayton Fire Training Field, Henry D. Smith Bldg. #25
  • Late check-in is discouraged due to lost class time.
  • Some courses start on Sunday afternoon.

What about lodging during the school?

Are meals furnished with tuition?

  • Noon meals are served at Brayton Fire Training Field, Monday – Thursday, included with tuition.
  • Participants are responsible for all other meals.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

  • If you cannot attend a class, you must contact TEEX in writing, in advance, to either transfer or cancel your registration.
  • TEEX will provide a full refund if you cancel 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class (request must be in writing via email to [email protected]).
  • Please read the updated Cancellation/ Transfer policy at All cancellations/transfers must be submitted in writing.

What if I have to miss a session or a day of class?

  • Attendance is checked for each session or class.
  • Students must wear their nametags at all times.
  • To receive a Successfully Completed certificate, student must attend and participate in all class sessions and take an examination.
  • Those participants not in compliance will not receive a certificate.

Are exams given on the course?

  • Certification courses will have written exams.
  • Some courses are strictly skills training and may not have a written exam.
  • Travel arrangements should be made to accommodate Friday’s class attendance.

How do I get to Brayton Fire Field?

  • Students should provide their own transportation to and from class.
  • Maps of the Bryan/College Station area and Brayton Fire Field are located on the Spring School page on

Where do I park?

Parking is very limited, so carpooling is highly encouraged.

Dress Code

  • Every day, casual clothing suitable for an office environment.
  • Full length pants (shorts are strictly prohibited for any training).
  • Short sleeves are allowed, but sleeveless shirts are prohibited.
  • Closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times, regardless of classroom or exterior training exercise.

What is PPE?

  • Personal Protective Equipment. Safety/clothing (bunker gear) that meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Firefighting and Proximity Firefighting.
  • Go to for the Student Safety Manual.
  • Course descriptions list the specific PPE level for each course.

Where can I obtain course descriptions?

Go to the Spring School page at for more information.

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