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 (Apply Online or see Code Enforcement Officer in Training Upgrade Registration PDF) along with the $25 application fee.

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


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.