ETCOG Scholarship Program for Online Classes


The East Texas Council of Government, through a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has created a scholarship program for unlimited access to our online classes for a year. All city and county code and police officers, deputies, constables, prosecutors, elected officials and other local government staff are eligible to participate.

This program covers local government employees of
Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, or Wood Counties … or for any city located in these counties. Just click here to register.

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Program Description
This is completely free to you, if you are working for a city or county in the ETCOG service region. This program will allow you to take any and all available TIDRC online class for one year without paying any fee whatsoever. You may select from the list of current online classes and any that we develop over the next 365 days. Since TIDRC will be moving more of its class delivery to this format, we'll be developing additional classes during 2014 and beyond.

Continuing Education Credits
TIDRC online classes are of varying length (1, 3, or 6 continuing education credits), and all are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians. Many certified peace officers take classes from TIDRC too. If you want to receive T.C.O.L.E. credit for taking a particular class, verify with your Training Officer or Chief that your police agency will grant credits and directly update your T.C.O.L.E. training records, as it does in the case of a FEMA online class.

How to Join the Program
If this is something you would like to do, we urge you to register today. You can actually begin the classes whenever you want, but there are a limited number go these scholarship places available. When they're gone, they're gone. Just click here to register, and we look forward to meeting you on line.

If you have additional questions about this program, please contact John Ockels at