Upgrade a Code Enforcement Officer in Training Registration to Code Enforcement Officer Registration

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.


Experience Requirement

Applicants seeking to upgrade a code enforcement officer registration must provide verification of having obtained at least one year of full-time experience in the field of code enforcement and provide documentation 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 (see Code Enforcement Officer in Training Upgrade Registration PDF) along with the $25 application fee.

When you upgrade from a Code Enforcement Officer in Training Registration to a Code Enforcement Officer Registration, your Code Enforcement Officer Registration will have the same expiration date as your Code Enforcement Officer in Training Registration. When your Code Enforcement Officer Registration is renewed, an updated license will be issued for a full two years.

NOTE: A Code Enforcement Officer in Training license must be current before submitting an upgrade application.


Continuing Education

A code enforcement officer in training who applies to upgrade a registration is not required to submit continuing education hours for the upgrade.


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.