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Basic Peace Officer Requirements

Courses

COURSE

HOURS

DATE

Basic Peace Officer #277 (Day) 700 May 5, 2014 - August 26, 2014
Basic Peace Officer #278 (Night) 700 August 11, 2014 - March 26, 2015
Basic Peace Officer #279 (Day) 700 August 18, 2014 - December 10, 2014

Basic Peace Officer Licensing courses are conducted at the University of Houston-Downtown, Criminal Justice Training Center:

Morning Courses Meet Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, *3 Driving Labs
Day Courses Meet Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, *3 Driving Labs
Evening Courses Meet Monday thru Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, *3 Driving Labs

*Driving Labs are held on Saturdays, dates vary for each Basic Peace Officer Training Class

Tuition

Tuition for the Basic Peace Officer course is $2,000.00. The Tuition will include the student's Class A Uniforms, Physical Training Uniforms, Books, Insurance and Background Investigation. All enrollees are required to make a $300.00 payment on the first day of class. To enroll in the Basic Peace Officer Certification Program all applicants must fill out and return the application along with the additional NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 registration fee. This fee does not apply to the $2.000.00 course fee. This fee is required in order to reserve a position in the training program. Reservations are accepted on a first come / first serve basis. If you are unable to attend your "reserved" class, your reservation fee may be credited to a future class upon your request, within one year.

 

The Criminal Justice Training Center has two payment plans available for the Basic Peace Officer Certification Program:

  • Promissory note filled out on the first day of class with the balance of the course tuition paid by the course mid-term.
  • Course paid in full on the first day of class.
  • For qualified Veterans - GI Bill

Mailing Address

University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street - Commerce Building C.112
Houston, TX 77002-1001

 

UHD accepts Master Card / VISA / Discover / Cashier's Check / Money Order

 

FINANCIAL AID IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRAINING PROGRAM

Require Documents

On your first day of class you will need to have the following items completed and ready to run in:

  • L-2 Medical Screening Form/L-3 Psychological Evaluation
  • TCLOSE - TCLC - form submitted
  • A complete fingerprint criminal history check from the Texas Department of Public Safety. This must be done before your first day/night of class
  • Medical Screening Form (Form AE-6)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.*
  • Copy of valid driver's license or identification card
  • If you are a military veteran your DD214 discharge papers**.

* If you have a G.E.D. you will need to show proof of 12 college hours or proof of military experience.
** If you are a veteran you will need to have copies of all transcripts from other schools.

Testing

The University of Houston-Downtown Applied Business & Technology Department, 7th floor, is the new Houston location for Electronic testing for TCLOSE exams. To reserve a seat for your test please call (713) 221-8032 or (713) 221-8478. The Peace Officer exam fee is $25.00 with a reservation and $35.00 "walk-in". You must have a "Letter of Eligibility" and a Photo I.D. in order to test.

Last updated or reviewed on 3/7/14

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