TCOLE Licensee Training Mandate Guide (09/01/2017 – 08/31/2021)
**Please Note - this is a “live” document and is subject to change at any time.
Please be sure you are using the most recent version from the TCOLE website at www.tcole.texas.gov.
This version is effective as of 09/01/2019.
Peace Officer (General):
Training Unit - each 2yr Unit (09/01/17 - 08/31/19, 09/01/19 - 08/31/21), Peace Officers must take:
The current Legislative Update (First Unit - 3185, Second Unit - 3186)(Rule 218.3(b))
40hrs, including the above 3185/6 course (Rule 218.3(b)).
Training Cycle - each 4yr Cycle (current 09/01/17 - 08/31/21), Peace Officers must take:
If the Peace Officer has Intermediate Certification or higher - no Cycle requirements.
If the Peace Officer does not achieve Intermediate Certification before the end of the Cycle - Cultural Diversity (3939), Crisis Intervention (3843), Special Investigative Topics (3232), De-escalation (1849) (Rule 218.3(c)).
Peace Officers first licensed on or after 01/01/2011, must take Human Trafficking (3270) within 2 years of initial licensing (218.3(e)), if not taken in BPOC.
Peace Officers first licensed on or after 01/01/2016, must take Canine Encounters (4065) within 2 years of initial licensing (Rule 218.3(e)), if not taken in BPOC.
Peace Officers first licensed on or after 03/01/2016, must take Interacting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drivers (7887) within 2 years of licensing, if not taken in the BPOC.
Peace Officers first licensed on or after 04/01/2018, must take the 40hr CIT (1850) within 2 years of licensing (Rule 218.3(e)), if not taken in BPOC.
Peace Officers licensed before 01/01/2018, must take Civilian Interaction Training Program (CITP, 30418) by 01/01/2020. All other within 2 years of initial licensing, if not taken in BPOC, (Rule 218.3(e)).
Assignment Specific Training
Peace Officers using Body Worn Cameras must take the Body Worn Camera course (8158) before using the cameras (Rule 218.3(d)), if not taken in BPOC.
Peace Officers appointed to court security at ANY level of court, after 09/01/2017, must take the Court Security course (10999) within 1 year of assignment to that duty. Persons already appointed to courtroom security on 09/01/2017 are required to complete the course by 09/01/2019 (Rule 218.3(d) and SB42).
Peace Officers performing the function of eyewitness identification, as designated by their agency, must first complete the Eyewitness Identification course (3286), beginning 01/01/2018 (Rule 218.3(d)).
Peace Officers performing the function of School District Peace Officer or School Resource Officer must complete the School Based Law Enforcement Training (4064) within 180 days of assignment (Rule 218.3(d)) and a TCOLE approved SBLE Active Shooter Training (2195). Those who were appointed, prior to 09/01/2019, at school districts with a student population of 30,000 or less, have until 09/01/2020 to comply with both courses.
Peace Officers appointed to their first position as a Police Supervisor must complete New Supervisor course (3737) within one year prior to or after the assignment (Rule 218.3(d)).
Peace Officers at colleges/universities must complete a course on trauma informed investigation into sexual assault/harassment/dating violence/stalking (course numbers 3232, if completed after 08/20/19, 4070, and 470- TCOLE Online, are acceptable). No specific date is provided by statute.
Peace Officers assigned to carry epinephrine auto-injectors (Epi-pens) must first complete Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training (1826).