Regional Activities

Message from 2nd Vice President

Greetings to all code enforcement officers throughout the great State of Texas!
CEAT is currently scheduling regional training. Please check frequently for updates.

Regional Training

For Information:

Contact CEAT 2nd VP, Jennifer Bernal, City of Kingsville; 361.595.8093

August 28, 2017 Region VI Training - Port Arthur @ the Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Port Arthur


Monday – August 28, 2017

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Sign-In  – Free to CEAT Members / $40 Non-CEAT Members
9:00 am – 12:00 pm    
Nuisance Abatement: Fix It or Ticket Utilizing Networking and communication to gain compliance. Speaker: Deborah Verret, Housing Inspector II, Code Enforcement Officer 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Lunch provided) 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
To Cite or Not to Cite: What Would You Do? Instruction and scenarios on how to handle nuisances. Speaker: James Brown, Environmental Health Supervisor/Code Enforcement Officer II 
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Probable Cause: The Facts Surrounding the Case” Authority to cite; resolutions and ordinances Speaker: James Brown, Environmental Health Supervisor/Code Enforcement Officer II

Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education

 ICC Preferred Provider #1407

For Registration and More Information, Please Contact:

Jennifer Bernal, CEAT 2nd Vice President, 361.595.8093 or Darlene Thomas-Pierre, City of Port Arthur,

August 18, 2017 Region VII Training - Laredo - Embassy Suites, 110 Calle Del Norte Drive, Laredo, TX 78041

Region VII Laredo2

TIME: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: FREE for CEAT Members; $40 Non-CEAT Members
Anthony Major, City of Austin Mr. Major is a Code Enforcement Officer, Inspector C, Licensing Division for the Austin Code Department.  He also serves on the Austin Code Safety Committee and is currently an Instructor for CEAT.


8:00 am – 8:30 am  Registration & Sign‐In   

8:30 am – 10:30 am  Animal Behavior*  This class will help attendees to be able to identify, understand and respond to  certain dog behavior while performing  property inspections.    

10:45 am – 11:45 am  Assisting Mobile Home Parks with Compliance*  This class will help attendees to identify the challenges of abating mobile home violations and how  Code Officers can  work with Mobile Home owners to assist with compliance.    

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Lunch will be provided)   

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Legislative Updates*  This class will help attendees to understand how the law making process works.  In addition, bring  awareness to new laws and changes in current laws within the State of Texas that directly or indirectly affect Code Officers and their  responsibilities.    

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm  Violators with Mental Issues*  This class will help to assist Code Officers to identify Zoning and IPMC (International Property  Maintenance Code) regulations for rooming and boarding houses while being aware of potential  hazards.    

Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education.  


For Registration and More Information, please contact:

Jerry Piña, CEAT President, at 956‐236‐3182 or or Jennifer Bernal, CEAT 2nd VP, at 361‐595‐8093 or