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NOTICE: It is a criminal offense in the state of Texas to perform any type of security-related work without a license, regardless if you or your employer avoid using the term “security” (such as: courtesy officer, event staff, bouncer, etc).  See section at the bottom of the page.

Note: You do not have to be employed prior to taking this class

OFFICIAL STATE COURSE:    Only $50.00 !!  

Level-2 training Austin This course is required by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Regulatory Services Division to anyone wishing to work in the private security industry. In accordance with Chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupations Code and DPS-RSD rules, this course must be completed (including a written exam), to be able to issue you a “Non-Commissioned” (unarmed/basic security) license.

The Level 2 course introduces you to the industry; will advise you on the laws and regulations you must follow and provides you with a solid foundation and starting point of what private security is all about. You will be given basic instruction on licensing, regulations, procedures, and operations of a security officer/company, report writing, and responding to emergencies, among many other topics. All students, upon successful completion of the class, will receive a certificate of completion (accepted by the state of Texas and every licensed security agency), in order to process your state license.

What is the non-commission licensing process?


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This course was a state-mandated six (6) hour class with a written exam required, however, looking at the DPS-RSD admin rules and OCC 1702, it now appears DPS-RSD has covertly made the time requirements “disappear” for some reason (which we are not a fan of).  That said, we will still ensure each student receives the same quality training as before. Security agencies (employers) like our standard at T.C.T.A. because they know you will arrive to their place of employment well-informed and ready to work; they also know that you have been taught properly and not just handed a certificate when you come from our school. The fact some places are giving this class “online” is under review right now as how can they prove who took the test, do they speak/read/understand English? Did they look up the answers on Google before clicking the answers online (cheating)? That was not allowed prior, and should not be allowed now, and again is under review. Ask yourself would you hire a security officer that got trained online with no instructor, and given a non-proctored exam? Do it right the first time- take the class.




  • DPS-RSD Regulations/Actions, Role of Security Officers
  • Police Interaction & Security Conflict Resolution
  • Use of Force, Detainment Vs Arrest
  • Radio Procedures, Report Writing, & Observations
  • Response to Emergencies, Applicable Penal Code Studies


  • Official State Training Manual
  • Official State Exam
  • Additional Classroom Handouts
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Training Videos
  • Use of many Training Aids
  • Professional Certificate of Completion


The Importance of Having a Non-commission Security License


A person commits an offense if the person: (1) impersonates a commissioned or non-commissioned security officer with the intent to induce another to submit to the person’s pretended authority or to rely on the person’s pretended acts of a security officer; or (2) knowingly purports to exercise any function that requires registration as a non-commissioned security officer or a security officer commission. (b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

TCTA Note: A class “A” misdemeanor is an arrestable offense and you will be transported to jail – not given a ticket. Take the class, get licensed and save yourself the time & trouble. It does not state, “wearing a security uniform;” it states “any function” of a security type – so don’t play games and risk it, get licensed.
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 DPS-RSD statement: Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license under the Act. You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website at (follow the link to Administrative Code).  You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102