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Apply for a New Code Enforcement Officer Registration

Basic Code Enforcement Training

Persons applying for a code enforcement officer registration must provide proof of having successfully completing an approved code enforcement officer training program.

The Basic Code Enforcement Training Course is a 1 week training program (36 classroom hours) administered by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). The training is offered in different cities in Texas throughout the year. The required fee for this training is set by TEEX.

After completing the training, you must submit a copy of the TEEX certificate with your registration application. The licensing exam may only be taken after you have completed the TEEX course.

Experience Requirement

Applicants must provide verification of having obtained at least one year of full-time experience in the field of code enforcement as documented on a CEO003 Code Enforcement Officer Experience Verification Form (PDF).

The experience verification form is already included with the registration application form.

Application and Fee

Applicants must submit a completed registration application (Apply Online or see Code Enforcement Officer Registration Application PDF) along with the $100 application fee.

A registration as a code enforcement officer is valid for a period of two years.


If you have not previously taken the licensing exam, you will be required to do so before becoming registered. After submitting your application and proof of completing the training course, TDLR will approve your eligibility to take the licensing exam. You must complete all requirements of the application process, including passing the licensing exam, within one year of the date the application is filed.

Applicants with Criminal Convictions

As part of the registration process, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal history background check.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for registration, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a registration previously granted.