Training Mandates - (09/01/2021 - 8/31/2025)
Training Mandates due by 08/31/2025
Individuals not appointed with a department must go thru one of our Training Providers to complete the required training listed above. TCOLE will not accept training that is not thru one of our providers.
Licensed Peace Officers (includes County Sheriffs and Deputy Constables):
Current 2-year Training Unit: (09/01/21 - 08/31/23):
A minimum of 40 hours of training to include the current Legislative Update course #3187.
Additional mandated courses:
Constables and Deputy Constables:
*This mandate overrides the afore mentioned Unit and Cycle requirements, but not the “Additional Mandated Courses”.
In addition to the afore mentioned “Licensed Peace Officer” requirements, the Civil Process course (#3131) must be completed each 4-yr training cycle.
*This mandate overrides the aforementioned Peace Officer Unit and Cycle requirements, but not the “Additional Mandated Courses”.
Cultural Diversity course (#3939) every 4-yr training cycle (unless exempted due to proficiency certification level of Intermediate Peace Officer or higher) by 8/31/25.
20 hours of continuing education every 2-yr training unit
*For a list of approved equivalent courses go to: https://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/course-equivalents-0