HB 2053 requires Child Safety Check Alert List training (Course 4068) for those applying for an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate on or after January 1, 2016.
HB 593 requires canine encounter training (Course 4065) within the basic peace officer course, within two years of licensure, or for eligibility of peace officer intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate.
SB 1987 requires training on Interactions with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drivers (Course 7887) in the basic peace officer course, within two years of licensure, or for an intermediate proficiency certificate.
Through a directive in the General Appropriations Act, the Legislature required TCOLE to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety to develop a Driver Responsibility Program Outreach and Education course (Course 8159). This is to be incorporated into the basic peace officer course and available for continuing education to ensure that peace officers are familiar with the Driver Responsibility Program and can accurately explain it to drivers.