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Old 04-26-2018, 10:30 PM
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Default Suggestions on applying out of state (Texas).

Hey everyone.

I am currently in a BAM-III academy and I'm heavily considering applying out of state, specifically in Texas. I'll be doing my BAM-II academy right after I complete BAM-III. I'm hoping to get picked up by the end of BAM-II.

It seems like on all the Texas applications they state the need for a TCOLE cert. Do any of you know if Texas accepts CA POST BAM-III/II certs to any capacity or do I need BAM-I as well for any licensing in Texas? Hoping you guys could give me some insight.

I'm curious as to what my options are and how I should go about things.

Thank you for your suggestions.
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Old 04-27-2018, 8:40 AM
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At the very least any state other than Ca is going to require some type of academy. It may be a shortened state specific course. I don't think any state will take Ca POST as the only training you'll get, especially at an entry level.

I've known guys that lateraled out of state to Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. They all had to go through some type of abbreviated academy.

If agencies in Texas want their equivalent to Ca POST that is what you need not Ca's POST training.
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Old 04-28-2018, 8:32 PM
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You know, your conversations will be a lot clearer when you drop all the abbreviations and show that you can communicate in English.

Not everyone uses those abbreviations.

Same with people who talk in radio codes.

I worked for two different agencies over 33 years, and their codes were very different, and they were in the same county.

Good luck on your job search. It’s a great career, but I’m glad I’m retired now.
Even though Iím retired, I still seem to encounter incredibly stupid people.

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