Certifying Training Programs

On this page:

Certified Programs

Apply for Training Program Certification

Course Certification Checklist

Certification Exceptions

2021-2022 Certified Programs 

The list of certified training programs for FY 21-22 is below, and valid until August 31, 2022. Please note that these programs are certified for content, not other regulatory or statutory obligations. 

2021-2022 Certified Programs

DIR has developed a certified training program, Cybersecurity Awareness Training. This video is being offered free of charge, to anyone who needs to meet the training requirements of Texas Government Code and based on each organization's preference.  

Cybersecurity Awareness Training FY 21-22 (English)

Cybersecurity Awareness Training FY 21-22 (Spanish)

Apply for Training Program Certification 

Texas Government Code states that a cybersecurity training program must: 

  • Focus on forming information security habits and procedures that protect information resources; and 

  • Teach best practices for detecting, assessing, reporting, and addressing information security threats. 

Certifications are valid until August 31 and need to be renewed annually. 

Applications for FY 22-23 training program certifications will be accepted June 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022. There are three types of applications. Review the details below and submit the appropriate application.

If the training program was certified in FY 21-22 and has had no changes to the content pertaining to the mandatory criteria:

Submit a Training Program Recertification Application

If the training program was not certified in FY 21-22, or was certified in FY 21-22 but has had changes to the content pertaining to the mandatory criteria:

Submit a Training Program Certification Application for Government Programs (This form is for public sector entities seeking certification for a new or revised in-house or hybrid program.)

Submit a Training Program Certification Application for Vendor Programs (This form is for vendors seeking certification for a new or revised program.)

Course Certification Checklist 

The purpose of this checklist is to assess and determine whether a state agency's, local government's, or vendor's cybersecurity awareness training program meets the minimum requirements for certification under Texas Government Code.  This detailed certification criteria is based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework

FY 22-23 Security Awareness Training Program Certification Standards (PDF 204KB) 

About File Formats

Some documents on this page are in the PDF format. Please download the Adobe Reader in order to view these documents.