Online Class
Ethics of Local Enforcement [TIDRC006]
3 Continuing Education Hours


Welcome
Anyone who wishes to study this material is welcome to do so at no charge. However, if you want to earn a certificate, just follow the five steps below. This class is specifically local enforcement officers, their management, and local officials needing to reflect on the ethical issues involving local environmental enforcement.

Description
What do you do when faced with conflicts between Justice and Mercy? What do you do when there simply are no resources available in the family to fix a long-outstanding code enforcement or health nuisance problem? TIDRC006 is a three-hour class designed to provide a good opportunity to reflect on the ethical issues that come up during the process of local environmental enforcement. This class is authorized under 25 TAC 140.168 for code enforcement officers, specifically the section authorizing classes in the "profession, supervisory or management training related to the profession of code enforcement."

Who Should Attend
This class is particularly useful for city and county staff having overall environmental enforcement responsibilities as well as 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 an opportunity to reflect on the contradictions that often arise in the enforcement process.

Certification Notice
Like all TIDRC classes, this one has full approval for code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians by DSHS. IMPORTANT: If you want to receive TCOLE credit for taking this class (class 3880 - Environmental Protection), verify with your Training Officer or Chief that your police agency will grant credits and update your TCOLE training records, as it does in the case of a FEMA online class.

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

Steps in Certification
Follow the four simple steps below to complete this class for credit.
Technical Note
The reader used in Step 2 below will work on virtually all computers. If for some reason the document isn't available through this reader,
please click here to download the .pdf file of the reading material.
Step 1 Register
You must register separately for each class before taking it. If you have not already registered for this one, please click here to begin the process.
Step 3 Test
Take the open-book online test after you've read the material. There are 25 questions. You need to score a 70 or better on the test to pass, but you can take the test several times if you need to, and it's open-book. Click here to take the test.
Step 4 Sit Back and Wait for Your Certificate
After you've completed the reading and passed the test, you're finished with the class. We'll now automatically do the following:
1. Make sure you've answered "Yes" to the test question, "Did you complete all reading material for this class?"
2. Make sure that your registration process is complete; and,
3. Make sure our records accurately reflect your accomplishment.
When these three steps are completed, we'll automatically send your Certificate of Completion via email, usually within 24 hours. The date on your Certificate will be the first date that you passed the test (some participants like to keep taking the test until it's perfect, and that's fine. But we'll use the earliest successful date for your Certificate.
Thanks for taking these online classes, and we'd appreciate it if you'd tell your colleagues about them.