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Basic County Corrections Course

Our offices have temporarily moved to the ATC Whitten Building, Room #203. (1021 Oak Drive, Kilgore)

 

The East Texas Police Academy holds multiple Basic County Corrections Courses (BCCC) across the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) and ARKTEX Council of Governments service-delivery areas. The BCCC is 120 hours of instruction. Following successful completion of the BCCC, those meeting the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing requirements will be eligible to take the jailer licensing test.

The class typically meets Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM for 15 consecutive business days. However certain courses taught in Kilgore have extended hours and finish in fewer days. The BCCC is eligible for ETCOG funding depending on the student's employment status (Please see our sponsorship form for further details).

Tuition for all BCCC's beginning after January 1, 2019 will be $250. ETCOG/ATCOG will only be covering $200 of the tuition for employed students. The student or sponsoring agency will be responsible for the difference. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding tuition or billing.

Tuition for all BCCC's beginning after January 1, 2020 will be $300.

 

2019 Basic County Corrections Course Offerings

Location

Dates

Instructor

Test Date

 

Courses in Kilgore

 (15 days, 8 hrs per day. M-F 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Kilgore @ ETPA

01/28 - 02/15

Rodney Burns

Monday, February 18, 2019

Kilgore @ ETPA

03/25 - 04/12

Rodney Burns

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kilgore @ ETPA

06/03 - 06/21

Rodney Burns

Monday, June 24, 2019

Kilgore @ ETPA

08/05 - 08/23

Rodney Burns

Monday, August 26, 2019

Kilgore @ ETPA

10/07 - 10/25

Rodney Burns

Monday, October 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

Location

Dates

Instructor

Test Date

 

Courses outside of Kilgore

 (15 days, 8 hrs per day. M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.)

 

Smith County SO

02/04 - 02/22

Cindy Thurman 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rusk CO SO

04/29 - 05/17

Cindy Thurman 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Jacksonville PD

07/15 - 08/02

Cindy Thurman 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Kilgore @ ETPA

09/09 - 09/27

Cindy Thurman 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Smith County SO

11/04 - 11/22

Cindy Thurman 

Monday, November 25, 2019

 

 

 

 

Location

Dates

Instructor

Test Date

 

Courses outside of Kilgore

 (13 days, 8 hrs per day. M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.)

 

Texarkana @ Bi-State Jail

02/11/2019 - 03/01/2019

Norris Jordan

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Texarkana @ Bi-State Jail

05/06/2019 - 05/24/2019

Norris Jordan

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Texarkana @ Bi-State Jail

07/01/2019 - 07/19/2019

Norris Jordan

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Texarkana @ Bi-State Jail

09/16/2019 - 10/04/2019

Norris Jordan

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

 

 

 

 

Location

Dates

Instructor

Test Date

 

Courses outside of Kilgore

(15 days, 8 hrs per day. M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.)

 

Hopkins County SO

02/25/2019 - 03/15/2019

Corley Weatherford 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hopkins County SO

10/21/2019 - 11/08/2019

Corley Weatherford 

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Effective 01/01/2009, employed jailers are required to wear their duty uniforms to class. Non-employed students are required to wear business casual clothing.

TCOLE rule §217.1, Minimum Standards for Enrollment and Initial Licensure, now requires that in order for you to attend certain classes, academies must maintain documentation of a student's status as either a licensed officer or a non-licensed individual who has the necessary credentials to qualify them to be licensed by the Commission.

Effective 08/12/2019, all applicants must complete the ETPA Licensing Course Applicant Declaration Page.

If you're scheduled to attend a class which falls under this rule -- including the Basic County Corrections Course -- please complete one of the following applications and the ETPA Personal History Statement:

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***Employed TCOLE Licensee***

 

***Non-Employed or Non-Licensed Employee***

 

***ETPA Personal History Statement***

 

***ETPA Licensing Course Applicant Declaration Page***

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Personal History Statement

Pursuant to a new TCOLE Rule, all students seeking entry to any licensing course must complete a Personal History Statement. The ETPA PHS must be turned in with the student's sponsorship. While the information may be identical, we require all applicants to compete the ETPA provided PHS.

Fingerprints: If you are not a currently employed TCOLE Licensee, you must go through the FAST System for your fingerprints. You must print out the form below and take it with you to your appointment.

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***Download the ETPA FAST Form Here***

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TCOLE Licensing Exam Information:

ETPA does have a state-exam license and does offer the licensing exam.  The cost is $30 per student.  Click HERE for more information.

Notices:  (1.)  ETPA reserves the right to cancel, prior to the first day of class, any scheduled basic county corrections course due to low enrollment; and (2.) please be advised that ETPA does not participate in the WIA (“Workers Investment Act”) Program.