An Application for Registration as a Code Enforcement Officer includes the appropriate application fee in the form of a money order or guaranteed funds; a completed application, i.e., all questions must be answered and all blank lines filled in; a recent photograph (no cutouts) with a signature on its back (minimum photo size of 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch); and a notarized copy of the applicant's GED, high school diploma, or college diploma or transcript.
Upon application approval, the applicant will be noticed and directed to contact Promissor and make a reservation for the location where she/he chooses to take the exam. An examination approval letter will be issued. The program will register the applicant as a Code Enforcement Officer or Code Enforcement Officer-in-Training after receiving proof of the successful completion of the Basic Code Enforcement Training course offered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (notarized copy of course completion certificate) and successful passage of the examination.
To complete the registration process, an applicant must submit all required fees and paperwork, complete the training course, pass the examination AND either (1) submit proof of the minimum 1 year experience OR (2) submit a completed preceptor agreement form showing that the applicant is employed and will be supervised in the performance job duties which include code enforcement. An individual without experience in code enforcement who is not currently employed in a setting in which he/she can gain the required experience may not register as a Code Enforcement Officer in Training.
Application fee - Code Enforcement Officer (2 year registration postmarked starting 1/1/05): $111 - Payable to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - must accompany the application for registration.
Application fee - Code Enforcement Officer in Training (1 year registration): $57 - Payable to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - must accompany the application for registration.
Examination fee: $50 - Payable to "Promissor" in advance. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM DSHS.
*What are the requirements for becoming a Code Enforcement Officer?
An applicant must have a GED or high school diploma or college transcript, at least one year or more of experience in the field of code enforcement, successfully complete the Basic Code Enforcement Officer Training, and pass the written examination with a score of 72%.
*What if an applicant has less than one year of experience but would still like to be a Code Enforcement Officer?
An applicant would qualify as a Code Enforcement Officer-in-Training because he/she has less than one year of experience or no experience at all. An applicant must have a GED or high school diploma or college transcript, be supervised by a registered Code Enforcement Officer, successfully complete the Basic Code Enforcement Officer Training offered by TEEX, and pass the written examination required for registration with at least a score of 72%.