Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program Continuing Education - List of Approved CE Classes


Courses approved as acceptable continuing education for renewal of a code enforcement officer registration in Texas include:

1. Any course approved for license renewal by another Texas regulatory agency in appropriate subject matter:

The curriculum of an approved activity must include one or more of the following subjects: (1) zoning and zoning ordinance enforcement's; (2) sign regulations; (3) home occupations; (4) housing codes and ordinances; (5) building abatement; (6) nuisance violations; (7) abandoned vehicles; (8) junk vehicles; (9) health ordinances; (10) basic processes of law related to code enforcement; (11) professional, supervisory or management training related to the profession of code enforcement; or (12) legislative or legal updates related to the profession of code enforcement.

Contact the course sponsor before attending such a course to confirm that the course is approved for license renewal by another regulatory board or agency. You should keep proof of attendance, including number of hours granted and information showing which licensing board, program, or agency approved the continuing education, to produce in the event you are subject to a random audit.

2. Upcoming courses approved in accordance with the new rules on continuing education listed below in date order:

If the course you are planning to attend is not listed below, contact the course sponsor to find out whether the sponsor plans to have the course approved in accordance with the Code Enforcement Officer Registration Rules related to continuing education. If yes, the sponsor must send notice to our office at least 15 days prior to the event (30 day notice is preferred).

Once the date of a course is passed, we will remove it from our list.

You will know whether a course you have attended is approved, because any person who attends an approved course will receive a certificate from the course sponsor showing: his/her name; the name of the organization providing the training, the title of the activity; the date and location of the activity, and the continuing education hours earned. The certificate will state "Approved in accordance with 25 Texas Administrative Code, §140.168 for code enforcement officer/code enforcement officer in training registration renewal in Texas" and it will include a breakdown of the hours earned.

Keep copies of all certificates you receive from courses approved in accordance with these rules, to produce in the event you are subject to a random continuing education audit.

23rd  BPI Education and Training Courses
May 18-22, 2015

DSHS approved continuing education courses are also provided by the following organizations. Click on the link below to view their course offerings:

List of Approved Courses

External e-mail links are provided to you as a courtesy. Please be advised that you are not E-mailing the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and DSHS policies do not apply should you choose to correspond.

Date: Ongoing (Online Course)
Class title: Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City
Instructor(s): Rick Stanton
Facilitator: Rick Stanton
Time: Any time (Online Course)
Cost: $99 or $340 (Includes all materials: ten guidebooks, ten audio CD’s and nine document CD’s)
Contact Information: phone # and/or email Rick Stanton 408-206-4259
Brief description of CE event: This Course will provide detailed information on each of the Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City. When a city implements these ten steps, its graffiti will be drastically reduced.
# of CE hours awarded: Eight (8)


Date: November 5, 2015
Class Title: North Texas Code Professionals Association's Workshop
Instructors: Whitt Wyatt, Shelby Pearcy, Greg Sowell, Tina Firgens, Daniel Robb, and Paul Hendricks
Facilitator: Lindsay Turman
Location: City of Richardson, 411 W Arapaho Rd, Grand Hall
Times: 7:30 am- 3:30 pm
Cost: $15 (includes breakfast and box lunch)
Contact Information: Jenna Hite,, 972-744-4180

Dates: November 19 & 20 , 2015
Title: Introduction to Plumbing Codes & Issues
Instructor: Chad Winn
Location: City of Austin, Code Department, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Building 1, RM 1-118-A Austin, TX 78753
Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $125 per person
Contact: Matthew Winn, 855-899-4667 Ext 3,
CE Hours: 8 hours (2 identical daily sessions for different participants)
Description: This course has been scheduled for the requests of the City of Austin Code Department, especially those inspecting multi-family commercial properties but other code enforcement professionals may also be in attendance. The goal is to help these code enforcement professionals understand the development and scope of Texas plumbing license law and Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiner rules, model plumbing codes adopted by the State of Texas, the risks and causes of cross connections, residential & commercial plumbing code basics, as well as emerging issues such as residential fire sprinkler systems and rainwater harvesting.

Date(s):November 23, 2015
Class Title: Basics and Rules Relating to Backflow Prevention
Instructor(s): Steve Fain
Facilitator: same
Location: City of Temple, 3250 E. Avenue H, Temple, TX
Time(s): 8 – 5 pm
Cost: $225
Contact Information: Michelle Hardin, 972-823-8800;


Dates: December 3, 2015
Title: North Texas TEHA Annual Holiday Educational Meeting
Location: Hyatt Place, Garland, 5101 N. President George Bush Hwy, Garland, TX 75044
Times: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: Members $35/Non-members $80
Contact: Janice Tower at for more information.
CE Hours: 5.0 CEUs approved for Registered Sanitarians and Registered Code Officers.

Date: December 3 - 4, 2015
Event: Texas Environmental Health Association – South Texas Chapter (TEHA-STC) Annual Educational Conference
Location: 500 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Time: 8 – 5 pm
Contact Information: Robert Lee Kelley, II, TEHA-STC President
512-632-9879, or

Date: December 7, 2015
Class Title: Leadership in Code
Instructor: Lonnie Teal & District Manager, Department of Code Compliance
Facilitator: Macklin Wright
Location: 3112 Canton, #100 Dallas TX Code Academy Training Room
Times: 10 am – 11:00 am
CEU’s: 1.0 CEU
Cost: Free
Contact Information: Macklin Wright, 214-670-9710;

Date: December 8, 2015
Class Title: The Code Professional: Professionalism in the Workplace
Instructor: Macklin Wright, Training & Development Manager, Department of Code Compliance
Facilitator: Macklin Wright
Location: 3112 Canton, #100 Dallas TX Code Academy Training Room
Times: 9:30 am – 12 pm
CEU’s: 2.5 CEU
Cost: Free
Contact Information: Macklin Wright, 214-670-9710;

Date(s): December 8 - 9, 2015
Class Title: Customer Service Inspector (CSI)
Instructor(s): Byron Hardin/Steve Fain
Facilitator: same
Location: HAC Training Room (Irving/DFW), Irving, TX
Time(s): 8 – 4 pm (day 1); 8 – 11 am (day 2)
Cost: $250
Contact Information: Michelle Hardin, 972-823-8800;

Other CE Classes

North Central Texas Council of Governments
Prosecutor and Judge Training

Also, please be aware that North Central Texas Council of Governments is providing a half-day legal class for prosecutors, judges, other local government att
orneys and elected officials called Civil and Criminal Responses to Illegal Dumping. This class is being offered six times (three in fall and three in spring) throughout the NCTCOG region. This class is free and offers State Bar and other CEUs. The instructors are Roger Haseman, Harris County Assistant District Attorney and Clarissa Bauer, Harris County Assistant County Attorney. Each manages the environmental enforcement activities in their respective offices and are acknowledged as being the best in Texas at what they do. TIDRC and KTB are assisting NCTCOG in producing these classes, which are funded by a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

No matter where you are in Texas, if you have prosecutors, judges, sheriffs or other officials who would benefit from these free legal overview classes, now is the time to ask them to enroll.

Class information and schedule.

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Last updated November 16, 2015