What is TESRS?
Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders:
TESRS is YOUR Retirement System
- Does your department provide your beneficiaries with on-duty and off-duty death benefits?
- Would you like to have on-duty disability benefits and a lifetime retirement check?
Online Training Option for Departments
For many departments in Texas,
providing in-house training and department meetings have been reduced
due to concerns about COVID-19.
The annual tabulation of qualified
service for TESRS members includes completion of 20 hours of training. If approved by the department, members can complete online training
hours to satisfy the qualified service requirement.
TESRS provides the information below from TEEX about its online continuing education program. Use the hyperlinks to learn more about TEEX online training as an option for your department members.
TEEX Online Training Courses
In today’s world of limited contact, physical distancing and restrictions on travel, e-learning has ceased to be just an alternative for many organizations. Online training courses can be taken in multiple sittings, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to better accommodate busy schedules. In a mobile world, training is available to take on the road, in the café, at home, or any place with an internet-accessible computer.
TEEX Online CE Courses have been designed using instructional best practices with interactive participation, which results in higher levels of cognitive engagement and retention.
Read an article on TEEX FireTALK at https://firetalk.teex.org/teex-adds-online-continuing-education-courses/ which further discusses the Online CE (CEF)
courses that are offered. A full listing of online courses can be found
Though efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have restricted our travel for on-site meetings, TESRS staff are available to support our members, departments, and Local Boards. Call TESRS at 800-919-3372 if you need assistance.