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Apply for a New Code Enforcement Officer in Training Registration

Basic Code Enforcement Training

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

The Basic Code Enforcement Training 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.

Verification of Supervision

To be registered as a code enforcement officer in training, you must be working under the supervision of a registered code enforcement officer.

If you have less than one year of full-time experience in the field of code enforcement, you must submit a Verification of Supervision form (PDF) completed by a registered code enforcement officer who is supervising your work.

Application and Fee

Applicants must submit a completed registration application (Apply Online or see Code Enforcement Officer in Training Registration PDF) along with the $50 application fee.

A registration as a code enforcement officer in training is valid for a period of one year.


You must pass the licensing exam 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.

Upgrade to Code Enforcement Officer

A registered code enforcement officer in training who has obtained the experience necessary to qualify as a code enforcement officer may file an application to upgrade a registration to that of code enforcement officer.

For more information, please see the Code Enforcement Officer in Training Upgrade page.

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.