Code Enforcement Officer Examination Requirements

All persons seeking to obtain an initial registration as a Registered Code Enforcement Officer or a Code Enforcement Officer in Training must pass the required department examination.

TDLR administers the Code Enforcement Officer exam through our third-party vendor, PSI, at their many locations throughout Texas. For information about the PSI testing administration or to register after exam eligibility has been received, go to www.psiexams.com.


Code Enforcement Officer Exam Improvements

Effective 04/01/2019

  • Improved content outline guidance and score report feedback!
  • New! Reference list of study materials
  • No increased cost – Exam fee is still $50!

Please see the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for details.


Exam Eligibility

After submitting your completed application, required documentation and associated fees, TDLR will approve your eligibility to take the exam.

Upon TDLR approval of eligibility, PSI will send you an email confirmation with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination. (If an email address was not provided to TDLR at the time of application, you will receive a postcard via U.S. Mail from PSI with scheduling information).


Scheduling an Exam

If you are eligible for examination, then you can contact PSI via the internet 24 hours a day at www.psiexams.com or by phone at (800) 733-9267 to schedule your exam date.

Eligible candidates may schedule an exam time that is convenient to them. Please see the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF), which includes the exam sites and scheduling information.

Requests for Special Accommodations

Every reasonable accommodation will be made in meeting a candidate’s needs. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the exam should make a request for alternative arrangements with PSI. Details for requesting special accommodations can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF).


Fee Schedule

The fee to take the examination is $50.

Exam fees are subject to change. Please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for the most current information.


Exam Requirements

Information regarding the examination and exam requirements can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF). You are not required to bring anything to the exam site other than your identification.

Requirements for Identification

A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found in the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF). If your name or address has changed, you must notify TDLR in writing by contacting customer service. We will not allow anyone other than the person listed in our database to test with PSI.


Study Materials

Please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for information on the examination, including the number of questions on the exam, the time allotted to complete the exam, and a list of content topics.


Exam Results

A passing score is 70% or higher. Your grade will be handed to you at the test center by the PSI proctor after you have completed the test. PSI generates a score report which provides a diagnostic of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.

Pass/Fail Rates

Fiscal Year 2019 (September 2018 - August 2019)

Code Enforcement Officer Exams Pass Fail Total Pass Rate
TOTAL 271 140 411 65.9%

 

Fiscal Year 2018 (September 2017 - August 2018)

Code Enforcement Officer Exams Pass Fail Total Pass Rate
TOTAL 226 120 346 65.3%

 


Re-Taking an Exam

If you fail an exam, you may schedule a retake with PSI, within 24-48 hours of your failed exam.

You may continue to retake the written exam until your application expires (one year from date submitted). When your application expires, you will need to submit a new application before you can retake the exam.