From service with the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, the path for veterans looking for a new career begins with training in one of the many certificate programs approved for VA education benefits at TEEX. Programs do not require a college degree. Instructors with real-world experience provide the hands-on training.

Veteran participants need to contact the TEEX Veteran Services Office at [email protected] or call 1-979-393-0197 before enrolling in VA benefits-eligible TEEX training courses.

Veteran Benefit Resources

Veteran Services Contact information

Debbie McCarroll
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: 1-979-393-0197 / Cell:  1-979-571-8375


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Central Texas Police Academy TPA100 Basic Peace Officer Course
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 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 #1000720 & 101.
Note: TEEX offers a Basic Police Officer TCOLE Practice Exam as a study aide to assist with preparations for the the State test. Show less
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… Show more
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Firefighter Recruit Entry Level Academy RFT001 Fire Training Academy
TEEX Fire Training Academy prepares you for success as an entry-level firefighter. This is a 12-week program consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. Our cadets must excel academically, demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills, and establish professional behavior.
This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 / NFPA 1072, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

In addition, you will receive the following certificates as part of completing this course:

Courage to Be Safe: Everyone Goes HomeNational Traffic Safety CourseNIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100NIMS 200 Basic Incident Command System for Initial ResponseNIMS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An IntroductionNIMS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

This course provides a total of 545 hours of training and is held at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field, College Station, TX. Show less

TEEX Fire Training Academy prepares you for success as an entry-level firefighter. This is a 12-week program consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. Our cadets must excel academically, demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills, and establish professional… Show more
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Lineworker Academy EPP700 Lineworker Academy
The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to students a comprehensive training experience utilizing the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world approach delivered by high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, and specialized equipment and facilities. Upon completion of the Academy, students will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing. They will receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and be eligible to apply for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Students will also be given the opportunity to enter the job market prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities prospective employers within the electric power industry require.  Show less
The Lineworker Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to students a comprehensive training experience utilizing the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world… Show more
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Ordnance Removal and Remediation EOT228 Demining
This is an advanced course for graduates of the UXO Technician Level 1 Course designed to provide participants with the knowledge required to carry out demining procedures and clearance operations in accordance with International Mine Action Standards. Participants will have an introduction to dangerous area marking, detectors, and locator equipment. Mine action search tools, procedures, and clearance techniques are included in this training.Participant Testimonials:”The ‘get in the driver’s seat’ style of instruction works well in this course.””I am walking away from the course humbled with lots of new information and significantly broadened perspective. It is hard to ask for more than that.” Show less
This is an advanced course for graduates of the UXO Technician Level 1 Course designed to provide participants with the knowledge required to carry out demining procedures and clearance operations in accordance with International Mine Action Standards. Participants will have an introduction to… Show more
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Ordnance Removal and Remediation EOT239 Heavy Equipment Operator for Ordnance Workers
Having the proper knowledge and skills to operate heavy equipment is important to ensure safety in the work environment. This course provides participants with the basic skills required to safely operate a backhoe and forklift in a UXO field environment. Participants will learn safety, operation, and maneuverability of two common pieces of equipment used in the UXO field of work. This program is geared toward UXO technicians who may be tasked to stack or unearth buried ordnance items. Heavy emphasis is placed on safety and is designed to meet OSHA, ANSI, and ASME requirements as well as provides instruction in industry standard consensus practice.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Hazardous Materials Course #3806. Show less
Having the proper knowledge and skills to operate heavy equipment is important to ensure safety in the work environment. This course provides participants with the basic skills required to safely operate a backhoe and forklift in a UXO field environment. Participants will learn safety,… Show more
Face-to-Face ILEPSE Learn More about Heavy Equipment Operator for Ordnance Workers
Ordnance Removal and Remediation UXO200 Unexploded Ordnance Technician Level I
TEEX developed the first civilian UXO Technician I course in 1999 and remains the only program to have ever been certified by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB). In 2012 the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) recognized this course as meeting, and exceeding, all UXO Tech I training requirements established by DDESB Technical Paper 18, Minimum Qualifications for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technicians and Personnel.
This course provides participants with comprehensive, hands-on training in the safe detection, location, identification, and disposal of unexploded ordnance using the techniques and emerging technologies of today’s UXO remediation industry. Graduates of the course meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requirements necessary to work as a UXO Tech I on USACE UXO remediation job sites. Participants registered for the UXO Technician Level 1 Course are also encouraged to register for the online HAZWOPER Clean-Up Operations course.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #78026. Show less
TEEX developed the first civilian UXO Technician I course in 1999 and remains the only program to have ever been certified by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB). In 2012 the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) recognized this course as meeting, and… Show more
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ILEPSE Learn More about Unexploded Ordnance Technician Level I
Tower Technician CEL100 Tower Technician Level One
The Tower Technician Level One course answers the need for qualified technicians with comprehensive cutting edge technical training provided to participants with an interest in the industry. This VA Education Benefits Eligible course gives you a challenging two-week, 88-hour learning experience. In addition to traditional classroom training, each participant has the opportunity to engage in multiple field exercises and other hands-on training scenarios; all followed by scenario testing used to determine student comprehension. Registered participants will be challenged physically during this intensive technical training program and should be prepared for climbing exercises while carrying specialized tools used to perform tower prop installation tasks. Successful graduates are eligible for the Tower Apprentice Program supported by industry hiring partners. All qualified students will have the opportunity to become a member of a four-person team responsible for deploying next generation Wireless Networks. Show less
The Tower Technician Level One course answers the need for qualified technicians with comprehensive cutting edge technical training provided to participants with an interest in the industry. This VA Education Benefits Eligible course gives you a challenging two-week, 88-hour learning… Show more
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