Online Class
Enforcing Public Health Nuisance Laws [TIDRC007]
6 Continuing Education Hours

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 four steps below. This class is specifically local enforcement officers, their management, and local officials needing to understand how they can use Texas public health nuisance laws in their city and county.

TIDRC007 is a six-hour class designed to provide local code enforcement officers, registered sanitarians, and police officers an in depth understanding of how they can use two Texas public health laws to respond to local pollution. The laws to be discussed are (1) THSC Chapter 341 Minimum Standards of Sanitation and Health Protection Measures and (2) THSC Chapter 343 Abatement of Public Nuisances. Both of these laws can be used by local governments with or without having an active local health department.

Certification Notice
This class is approved for code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians by TDLR under Rule 62.24 (Continuing Education).
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.

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

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.