College-Sponsored Training Program
Graduates of the Correctional Officer training programs are not guaranteed employment!
In addition to the regular applicant procedure, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has also established a contract agreement with several colleges to provide Correctional Officer Training. Although applicants initially pay for the training, these College-sponsored Training Academies, located throughout the State, provide individuals the opportunity to attend training in their local areas. To enroll in the College-sponsored Training Program, contact one of the colleges listed herein and follow their enrollment procedures. Most college procedures are as follows:
- An individual picks up an application at one of the participating colleges, completes it, and submits it to the college.
- The college sets a date for TDCJ screening at the college.
- A TDCJ representative administers a pre-employment test and interviews applicants at the college.
- Within several working days, TDCJ notifies colleges of those applicants who are tentatively acceptable for hire pending completion of a background check.
- Selected applicants pay tuition and are trained by the college with no guarantee of employment by TDCJ. Tuition may vary from college to college and is not reimbursed by TDCJ.
- Applicants who successfully complete training and are selected for hire will receive a letter from TDCJ requesting them to report to a regional in-processing center. Applicants become employees on the designated date and will report to their unit of assignment the following day.
|Title||*Monthly Salary||Months of
|CO III||$3,019.84||0 to 14|
|CO III||$3,191.86||15 to 30|
|CO IV||$3,284.27||31 to 42|
|CO IV||$3,378.87||43 to 54|
|CO IV||$3,480.77||55 to 90|
*Salary rates may differ for return-to-work retirees who are not ERS contributors.
Page updated: 02/02/2018