Technical Assistance Bulletins

Name Download Description Revision Date
School Based Law Enforcement Proficiency Cert. requirements Get Document TCOLE is updating the requirements to obtain the SBLE proficiency certificate October, 2023
Background Investigation - National Decertification Index requirement Get Document Section 1701.169 requires TCOLE to identify a national law enforcement database October, 2023
Course Documentation Requirements Get Document Clarifying materials required for course files under Rule 215.9 August, 2023
Request for Continuing Education Waivers Get Document Statute and Rule allow the Executive Director to waive the requirements of Continuing Education (CE) under certain, narrowly defined circumstances. Those circumstances involve military deployment and extended medical leaves. June, 2023
Appointment of New Agency Chief Administrators Get Document This guide is intended to assist those responsible for hiring a new agency Chief Administrator and to help ensure that the process is conducted in compliance with Texas Occupations Code 1701.451. February, 2023
March 1, 2023 Digital Form Requirements Get Document Announcement of required electronic submissions of the L1, L1-T, and F5 starting March 1, 2023 January, 2023
Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer Credentials (QRLEO) Get Document This TAB describes the process by which a officers meeting the requirements for QRLEO credentials may acquire them. November, 2022
Active Shooter Response Training for SBLE Credit Get Document This TAB describes ALERRT Level 1 training credit to meet the active shooter training under Texas Education Code Sec. 37.0812 June, 2022
Categories of Discharge on F-5 Separation Reports Get Document TCOLE often receives questions from chief administrators regarding which category of discharge on an F-5 report is most appropriate and the consequences of selecting a category that does not most closely meet the circumstances surrounding the separation. April, 2022
Ineligible TCOLE Credit for Webinars Get Document Guidance on TCOLE Credit Alert for Webinars and Legislatively Mandated Courses July, 2021
All Texas Law Enforcement Agencies/Contract Training Providers/Licensees Get Document COVID-19 Response (Update) April, 2021
L2 Medical and L3 Psychological Procedures Get Document Instructions on required Medical and Psychological Exams March, 2021
Specialty Certifications Get Document Information on earning and applying for Specialty Certificates March, 2020
Credit for Out of State Service Time and Training Get Document Information on adding your prior law enforcement service and training to your TCOLE PSR. March, 2020
Reading Your Personal Status Report Get Document Information on interpreting your Personal Status Report from TCOLE. March, 2020
Military Service Credit Get Document Information on submitting military service time for training credit March, 2020
College Credit for Licensees Get Document Description of eligibility and submission of college hours. November, 2019
Jailer Firearm Certification Get Document Instructions for obtaining a Jailer Firearms Certification November, 2019
Licensing Eligibility Based on Military Discharge Status Get Document New information on military discharge status October, 2019
Retired TCOLE Licensees Get Document Information useful to retired or retiring licensees. October, 2019
Training Mandates Get Document Complete listing of legislatively mandated training for all licensees December, 2020
Training Exemptions for Certain State Peace Officers Get Document Description of training exemptions for certain State peace officers September, 2019
Temporary Jailer Changes from the 86th Legislature Get Document Review of statutory changes to Temporary Jailer Licensing/Training September, 2019
School Based Law Enforcement Training Get Document Information on mandatory training requirements for SRO's and ISD PD officers. August, 2019
Constable's and Police Chief's Exemption from Certain Training Get Document Information on Constable's and Police Chief's Training Exemptions August, 2019
Temporary Licenses Get Document Information on appointing Temporary Licensees August, 2019
40 hr Crisis Intervention Training Course Get Document Information on the 1850 40hr Crisis Intervention Training Course August, 2019
Proficiency Certificates Get Document Information on Obtaining Proficiency Certificates. August, 2019
Becoming a Texas Licensee Get Document Basic instructions for individuals on becoming a TCOLE licensee. August, 2019
Requests for Waiver Get Document Requests for Waiver of Continuing Education, Firearms Qualifications, and Eligibility Extension May, 2023
A5 Student Separation From a Basic Licensing Course Get Document Instructions on use of the A5 Form August, 2019
Instructor Proficiency Certificates Get Document Obtaining an Instructor Proficiency Certification June, 2019
Changes to Agency Heads Get Document How to report the change of an agency head June, 2019
License Expansion Get Document Information fro an agency adding a license for an existing licensee June, 2019
Appointing a Licensee Get Document Basic information on appointing a licensee to an agency April, 2019
High School Public Safety Endorsement Get Document Information on applying credit for the High School Public Safety Endorsement March, 2019
Non-Compliance Get Document Information for licensees on failure to complete legislatively mandated training. March, 2019
Courtroom Security Get Document Information on the Courtroom Security Certifications March, 2019
What is a Mandate 01.23.19 Get Document Information on the various ways that the Legislature may mandate a training course January, 2019
Basic Licensing Course Implementation Get Document Information implementing a newly released basic licensing course January, 2019
Reporting TCOLE Training 12.20.18 Get Document Basic instructions for agencies and individuals wishing to report training to TCOLE. December, 2018