Security Training Courses
The Level 2 security officer training course is the beginning level for individuals seeking to work in the private security industry regardless of their background or knowledge.
This course must be completed and is a requirement from DPS (written exam included), to be able to receive a “Non-Commissioned” security license. Our course meets and exceeds the state of Texas’ guidelines and provides a wealth of industry-required and related knowledge. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
This course is the next level in security training and is a state required 40-hour Commission course. The level 3 class is required if you wish to be armed, carry a baton, and become Level-4 certified at some point in your career.
Level III Security Officer Commission, often nicknamed “the gun class,” actually provides 30 hours of non-firearm related topics that security professionals need to know – and only 10 hours of firearms training. In our opinion, this class should be the minimum standard for all security personnel (armed or unarmed), as the six hour Level-2 course just isn’t enough training by any industry standard.
Written exam, live fire range qualification, weaponless defense and classroom instruction is required by DPS. Our price includes free lifetime recertification, free weapon rental, free equipment use, and paid range fees (not ammo). Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
Security training courses in Austin Texas
Bodyguard training certification and licensing is required by the state of Texas in order for individuals to work as Bodyguards, Executive Protection Agents, Personal Protection Officers, etc., which also allows them to work in plain clothes and carry concealed while on duty as a PPO.
Many states will not allow security officers to do this, but Texas does – a Level IV PPO Course is the class to certify you! Our course is 30 hours and includes classroom and live fire exercises. *See our Bodyguard page for more info on the course. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
DPS-RSD requires that you attend a Level-3 security recertification class and submit your renewal to them no later than 30 days prior to your license expiration date. As a requalification student, you are only required by the state to attend a six (6) hour block of instruction, including a written exam and live fire range qualification. A portion of your training includes the Continuing Education requirement on “Ethics.”
Our price includes free lifetime recertification, free weapon rental, free equipment use, and paid range fees. Returning students of TCTA receive FREE requalifications: course, instruction, and certificate; however, returning students must pay their range fees and buy their ammo. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
While some schools give an 8 hour class, you are only required to obtain six hours. If there is any confusion regarding this matter, please contact us so that we may show you the regulation.
Security Training Recertifications and Requalifications discussed in this video
The baton is a great non-lethal use of force option for security professionals and law enforcement officers. The baton training course combines lecture, discussion, demonstration, hands-on performance of techniques and testing in a concise and practical manner.
Our training certificates are recognized and accepted throughout the state and even nationally. Please note: You must have baton training and be a Level 3 Commissioned officer to carry or use a baton per DPS-RSD and Texas Law. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
We know that anyone can figure out how to lock or unlock a pair of handcuffs but the handcuffing training course is to ensure that officers have been officially taught, certified, and covered during a use of force issue.
Proper training in the use and techniques of handcuffing, arrest /detention, officer safety and liability issues is paramount. Our handcuffing class educates and protects officers from issues of: False arrest, illegal detention, kidnapping, use of force issues, etc. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
Commonly called O.C. or “Pepper Spray,” Oleoresin Capsicum is a convenient aerosol spray that is used as a non-lethal protection device.
When used before hands-on defense in the escalation of force, there is less risk of injuries to all parties, and in most cases, the proper use results in ending the attack or resistance without having to go to the next level of force. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
Yes, if you improperly or unjustifiably spray someone with OC, you can be charged with “assault by chemical.” Do it right, take the pepper spray training course and get certified. *Level 2 officers can carry OC. *Don’t worry, you do not have to be pepper sprayed to pass this course.
Security guard training and licensing in Texas
Conductive Energy Weapon training is more effective than OC or Batons and will end a physical altercation immediately, unlike the other two products. CEWs are safe and dependable in all weather conditions and very effective.
Level 3 is NOT required to possess or use this device; any guard can carry CEWs (armed or unarmed) – they are NOT classified as deadly weapons. Click on our CEW page button ( right side of website), for more information about this course.
*Fear not… you don’t have to be shot with the CEW to pass this course.
Classroom instruction followed by a written exam is required; you will receive a wall certificate and a pocket card upon completion of this course.
Security licensing process detailed in this short video
All too often, guards are promoted to supervision without any official training to help them and the company be successful (usually 98% of the time). There is a lot more than throwing on rank or insignias and being handed a title to becoming an effective security guard supervisor and leader.
We cover hiring, employee reviews, counseling, training, site and guard inspections, accountability, tracking, disgruntle workers, communication, enforcement of company policies, client interaction, and incident response, to name a few.
This class is highly recommended for all supervisors of security companies or individuals seeking managerial jobs in the guard industry. Show your employer you’re ready for advancement and seek some education on this subject.
Guards, if you’re requiring promotions or growth within your company, start here. Guard Companies: before promoting your guards, have them take a class; don’t just hand them a title or give them rank to pin on.
Report writing is a form of communication and a very effective one; with that said, a well-written report will represent you and your agency in a positive and professional manner to the client. On the other hand, a poorly written report makes you and your agency look untrained and unprofessional.
Some consider good report writing a skill; we have designed this course to teach the basics for beginners or to help improve on what you may already be familiar with.
Do you or your officers know how to write a detailed report for an incident?
- Will your officer’s reports protect your company and client?
- Will your officer’s reports be well received by law enforcement and courts during an investigation or lawsuit?
If your answer is “No” or “I don’t know” – then you and or your guards need to take this class and fast.
Incident reports have a criteria, protocol, and format which is not just writing a story in order – a lot more than that goes into it. We help you create well-written daily logs or incident reports that not only are what your clients are looking for but help protect you in a court case.
Like the saying goes “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and that is true if you are good at it. While some think security and police work is all about the “action,” anyone with experience will tell you a great percentage of your time will be spent on reports in some way, shape or form; don’t make reports your weak point.
Security guard classes in Austin
Never touched a firearm before or have not fired one in years? If so, then this is the class for you. This slow, non-stressed, step-by-step class is designed to teach the basics of firearms safety and shooting. Whether you are interested in recreational shooting, competition, hunting, home safety, or personal protection, the basics are where to start!
This is a great class to take before a CHL or security Commission course so that when you attend those courses, you will be ready and comfortable. This class can be taught to anyone, even families and non-security persons seeking some type of beginner level training with a licensed and certified Instructor.
Note: This class does not fulfill the educational requirements for applying for a Concealed Handgun License or a security Level-3 commission license.
This is not a SPEC-OPS/Overseas “Operator” type course some competitors or “gun clinics” attempt to offer security officers. This course provides additional and extensive training on the Handgun, Shotgun, & Rifle not found in the Level-3 or Level-4 course.
We cover many uses of the weapons in this security training course: tactical and stress deployment of the weapons, gaining cover, reloading, shooting on the move, one-handed and weak hand engagements, fighting through malfunctions, and officer down drills.
A lot of emphasis is spent on precision fire and making you a better and safer shooter. This is a not a “John Wayne” or “Rambo” course; this is something you can actually use in your line of work as a security professional here in the USA during a realistic worst-case scenario.
This is not a rehash version of the Level-2 or 3 course, nor is it a SWAT class. This is street knowledge and experience with tricks and tactics passed down to you to make you a more effective and experienced security professional.
This security training course was developed for the working officer (at his/her request), which focuses on his/her day-to-day and worst-case scenario needs that cannot be found in the state Level-2 or Level-3 manuals, nor is taught at your security company.
- What happens if a suspect won’t listen to you?
- What happens if a suspect won’t go into handcuffs willingly?
- What happens when you walk right into a crime in progress?
It is great to say “observe and report” or “call the police and notify a supervisor,” but there will be times, even when you try to avoid incidents, that they will find you.
In this day in age, we have active shooters in stores, office buildings, malls, etc., violent offenders, and people that wish to harm police and security. You need a lot more than a Level-3 Commission class to make it out there. The police are great but often take a while getting to you or responding; so what do you do during a fight for your life or incident?
This class fills in all the gaps and unknowns not covered in the Level-2 and 3 courses. You won’t ever have to say “I didn’t know what to do” after taking this class.
Training for Security Guards
The normal Level-4 PPO bodyguard class offered is an introductory to the bodyguard and executive protection industry. That class was designed by DPS and their consultants in 1999. We are restricted on what we can add or take away from that class and must teach the basics covered in the book.
This advanced security training course takes off where the Level-4 course ends and provides you with the much needed additional training for an advanced and skilled industry. You are still required to take the Level-4 to be licensed by DPS but that class will not prepare you right away for your first client… this will. This is additional training to help you become more of an asset and professional at your skill.
If you’re trying to break into the bodyguard industry and don’t have many clients under your belt, lots of education in the industry will open some doors for you. Just because you have a level-4 PPO and don’t seek additional training after that, don’t expect too much work to come your way; security companies receive tons of resumes and applications monthly – training will make you stand out.
Classroom and range time is included. Certificate of completion is provided. It is a requirement that you have attended a Level-3 and Level-4 class somewhere prior to attending this course, as this is an advanced level.
The LTC Class is available to anyone requiring basic knowledge of what it takes to own and operate a firearm. We delve into open carry laws and cover exactly Texas Department of Public Safety guidelines. This course, once called concealed handgun class, is only 4 hours. It is a one-time class given by qualified and certified Instructors.
TCTA knows just how unfair the economy can be, so we’ve put our client’s budget in mind. Our license to carry class is free to military veterans and only $35 to private citizens.
With all the chaos going around, there’s just no need to put your personal safety or that of your family’s on the back burner. Step up and take action today! Reserve your seat now. Click on the menu button ( right side of the this website for more course information)- prices and schedules are posted on the listed corresponding pages.
This should be mandatory for anyone wishing to become a bodyguard; how can you protect your client if you don’t even know basic first aid and your job is to protect your client’s life?
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