Instructor-Led Class
Advanced Illegal Dumping Enforcement
6 Continuing Education Hours

This class looks at all the ways — civil and criminal — that a city or county can use to fight illegal dumping. It covers the basics — using THSC Chapters 341, 343, and 365 to fight dumping, and then goes into the more advanced topics specific to the participants’ communities and suggested by attendees. Six DSHS-approved CEUs awarded. 

Who Should Attend
Local code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians; local peace officers; local health department officers; specialized environmental enforcement officers; fire marshals and firefighters; prosecutors; city and county staff and elected officials needing a good understanding of the approaches available to control illegal dumping; state agency officers needing a good understanding of the enforcement powers available to local governments.

There are no formal prerequisites for this class. However, participants will gain most form this class if they have done one of the following: (1) taken the basic Illegal Dumping Enforcement class, either in-person or online; (2) carefully read the course material for the TIDRC online Illegal Dumping Enforcement class; or, (3) spent a minimum of two years actively enforcing THSC Chapters 341, 343, and 365, and have a good understanding of Texas Water Code Sec. 7.145.

Six (6) hours code enforcement/RS continuing education credits will be awarded for successful completion. For code enforcement officers, this class includes one hour in "Legal / Legislative Update Related to the Profession of Code Enforcement." Six (6) hours TCOLE credit may be given at the discretion of participant's agency (Lesson Plan and Instructor Biography will be provided to Agency Training Officer). Peace officers seeking to earn TCOLE credits for completion of Class 3880 should verify with their Training Officer that this class meets Agency requirements prior to registration. In some cases TCOLE credit will be filed by the local agency hosting the class.

Your instructor for this class is John Ockels, Ph.D, Director of Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center. If you need to contact him for any reason, you can do so at