County Corrections Officers (Jailers)
HB 2093: This bill amends section 1701.404 of the Occupations Code and adds county jailers to the named positions that are eligible to receive a certification for Mental Health assignments. Previously, all positions other than county jailers were named and jailers could take the training, but TCOLE was not authorized to award certification. This will correct this previous oversight.
Upon receipt of an application and fee, TCOLE will award certifications to county jailers who we verify received this training in the past.
This change takes effect September 1, 2009.