Basic Peace Officer Licensing - Certificate Level I

The Basic Peace Officer Licensing program prepares students for a career as a Texas Peace Officer. Upon successful completion, students take the state licensure examination. Students must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen, submit to fingerprinting for a criminal history report, physical examination and drug screen, psychological evaluation, achieve an acceptable score in English and reading on the COMPASS test, and have a high school diploma or GED. Students must meet stringent requirements that exceed general college rules for enrollment and completion of this program. Students may enroll in day (full or part-time) or night (part-time) classes.

YEAR 1

Semester 1
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
10
Semester 2
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV 5
10
Semester 3

YEAR 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3

YEAR 3

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.