General Class Information

Instructor-Led Class

Substandard Structures Investigation
6 Continuing Education Hours

This class covers the recommended investigation process to dealing successfully with substandard structures in cities and unincorporated areas.

Who Should Attend
Local code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians; building officials and board members; community development directors; city attorneys; city and county staff and elected officials needing a good understanding of effective methods of dealing with substandard structures. This is an ideal class for both new and experienced municipal code enforcement officers as well as for municipal boards reviewing these properties.

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 upon request). 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.

Your instructor for this class is Donald "Chip" Matthews, Senior Instructor at Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center and Director, Code Ed Services. If you need to contact him for any reason, you can do so at