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Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Pervasive Developmental Disorder (i.e., Autism, Asperger's Syndrome) Persons with related conditions who are eligible for services in Medicaid programs operated by DADS Nursing facility residents who are eligible for specialized services due to intellectual and developmental disabilities or a related condition Children who are eligible for services from the Early Childhood Intervention Interagency Council (ECI)
There is no college degree exception for the entrance exam requirement and there are no other exceptions to the other entrance standards.
Note: Due to the logistics of some blocks of training, there will be approximately 2-3 weekend classes during basic academy training. Students are advised of these dates on Orientation Day.
• Also in included with the tuition are additional certifications and trainings in:o CPR/AED trainingo Tactical trauma careo Baton trainingo OC “Pepper” Spray trainingo TASER (Electronic Control Device)o Active shooter first responder trainingo National Academy for Professional Driving (NAPD) Tactical Police Drivingo Body worn camera trainingo RADAR and LIDAR trainingAdditional Costs: During the application process students must pay for their state mandated medical clearance and drug screening (about $100.00). The state mandated psychological testing is also about $100.00, and the state mandated background check is about $40.00. The cost for the psychological is payable to the Academy, but the medical/drug screen and the background check are payable to the facilities performing the service.
STEP 2 Upon successful completion of the entrance exam, you will be given a registration packet that will include the following documents: 1. A-1 form to be completed and signed by applicant; 2. Release of Liability and Hold Harmless form to be signed by applicant in front of a notary;3. Informed consent form to be signed by applicant; 4. Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire to be completed by applicant; 5. Medical Questionnaire to be completed by applicant and reviewed and signed by a licensed physician; 6. Medical Clearance form to be completed and signed by a licensed physician; 7. L-2 form to be completed and signed by a licensed physician after a complete physical exam and drug screen results; 8. L-3 form to be completed and signed by licensed psychologist or psychiatrist after a complete evaluation; 9. F.A.S.T. background check records request to be completed by applicant; 10. Financial Agreement form to be completed and signed by applicant; 11. Letters of Verification to be completed by applicants who are employed by a law enforcement agency and signed by applicant’s agency administrator.
With the exception of the F.A.S.T. background check records request and the psychological test results,, all documents must be returned to the Academy prior to scheduling the physical training entrance exam.
Note: The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requires all Basic Peace Officer Academy Cadets to complete a Personal History Statement. Applicants should start completing this after they start the application process with the Academy. The Personal History Statement will be due on the first day of class. TCOLE Personal History Statement
Financial Aid OptionVeterans Administration. Students who qualify for Veterans Benefits may call (888) 442- 4551 for verification of these benefits. Students must notify the Academy that they intend to use this as a source of financial aid. Once approved by the V.A. students will complete all necessary paper work on Orientation Day. Since the V.A. pays the student directly while attending class, the student must make his / her payment under option 1 or 2 listed above. More Info
Examples of situations for which related trips will NOT be considered reimbursable are: -- Your origin (beginning point) is not the address of your place of employment -- Your destination (ending point) is not your home, place you’ve left your car, or a medical facility -- You have left work to run personal errands or go to the airport for a scheduled trip -- You go to a meeting or a previously arranged appointment -- You experience a weather-related event such as a rain storm -- You experience transportation system delays -- The vehicle in which you’ve come to work or your bicycle has broken down -- Your building has closed (e.g., due to a power outage) -- You have chosen to work overtime -- You are fired from your job
If you work more than 12 miles from where you live you have an additional option to arrange to take a rental car home, but do be aware that obtaining a rental car may take longer to arrange because you must be picked up and taken to a rental facility to complete paperwork and get a car, you will be responsible for paying for fuel, and you will need to return the car within the allotted time period to avoid additional fees. Upon returning the car, make sure you obtain a receipt that shows the rental agency’s name, the address at which you were picked up to be taken to the rental facility, the date and time of your rental and return, and the basic rental fee.
Within a week of your emergency ride home, select the CARE Program from your the list of rewards available through your NuRide account. A coupon form for reimbursement will be emailed to you. Just fill it in and mail it with your receipt to the address on the form.
1) If you have not already used 3 other reimbursement coupons in the past 12-months, you may print and use an additional coupon to cover your expenses for a single ride. Please note that you may have to wait 24 hours before you can print your second coupon through NuRide.com, so plan accordingly, remembering that your reimbursement form and the postmark on your envelope must be dated within one week of your emergency ride home.
2) If you work more than 12 miles from where you live, and provided you are a licensed driver, you may arrange to rent a car to go home from an agency (such as Enterprise) that will pick you up at work. If you rent from a company that has a contract with the State of Texas, your rental fee should be lower than $50 for 24 hours or less. Please keep in mind that making arrangements to rent a car will usually take longer than arranging for a cab, and you will also be responsible for returning the car, paying for gas, and for whatever fees are in addition to the basic rental fee (which should be no more than $37.50 with a rental agency that has a contract with the State of Texas). In addition, many car rental agencies do not deliver vehicles to where you are, and those that do may do so only during regular business hours.
Certain Veterans may be afforded enhanced eligibility status when applying and enrolling in the VA health care system. Please go to http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp for additional details.
If you need further help in determining your eligibility, contact our Veteran Specialist at (210) 362-5207.
Call (210) 477-3275 and talk to one of our highly-trained call center representatives to get started.
Businesses, agencies, hospitals, universities and other organizations in the region may also participate collectively, and if you would like your organization to officially be a part of this challenge, please contact Lily Lowder.
Trips must be recorded on Nuride.com by midnight on June 1 (that is, no later than 11:59:59 pm on May 31) to count toward this challenge.
Once you've registered, take a moment to complete your profile (under the Account tab). Be sure to identify your organization (place of employment or study), so your organization can also get credit for your trips during the Walk & Roll Challenge.
However, please make your NuRide profile (found under the Account tab) is complete and your organization (employer or school) is identified there. If not, your organization cannot get credit for your trip in the “corporate” part of the challenge.
Businesses that have informed AACOG that they are officially competing can win by having the most trips taken per employee in the small and large organization categories. For example, say Business A has 1,000 employees. Of them, 187 are involved in the challenge and they collectively record a total of 2,000 trips. Business A’s 2,000 trips would be divided by 1,000 employees, and its average would be 2 trips per employee. Business B has 650 employees. Of them, 178 are involved in the challenge and collectively record 1,995 trips. Business B’s 1,995 trips would be divided by 650 employees, and its average would be 3 trips per employee. Even though Business A recorded more trips, Business B would be the winner, because proportionately more people were involved from Business B and they collectively recorded more trips.