Private Security Classes
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- Level 3 Initial Class signup: $155 - First time applicants
- Level 3 Renewal Class signup: $95 - All renewals
The Private Security Program of the Texas Department of Public Safety regulates the private security and private investigation industry in the state of Texas under the authority of Occupations Code Chapter 1702 and the Private Security Board’s Administrative Rules.
The program licenses private security and private investigation companies and registers individuals employed by those companies in a regulated capacity. The program’s commissioned and non-commissioned personnel investigate consumer complaints, unlicensed activity and administrative violations.
The Private Security Board is a seven member board appointed by the governor to oversee the program’s regulation of the industry and to provide a forum for public and industry input on policy and administrative rules.
*Note: Effective February 1, 2010, the Level I and Level II Training Course and Online Test required only for commissioned and non-commissioned officer applicants will no longer be administered through the online process.
The Level I Training Course and Test (manual/online) has been repealed according to the Administrative Rules. The Private Security Bureau will accept the Level I Training Certificate through the month of January 2010.
The Level II Training Course and Test is still required for only commissioned and non-commissioned security officer applicants. (Approved Instructor’s, Manager’s or Manager’s designee, please ensure you are using the most current version of the Level II Training Course Manual. To order the latest version of the Level II Training Course Manual, please download form PSB-21 (PDF) Order Form).
The Level 3 Training Course is required for all commissioned security officers and personal protection officers. This training course must be taken through a licensed Level 3 Training School and taught by a licensed Level 3 Instructor. A list of these schools is available on this website.
The Level 4 Training Course is required for all personal protection officers. This training course must be taken through a license Level 4 Training School and taught by a licensed Level 4 Instructor. A list of these schools is available on this website.
Source: TxDPS - Private Security Bureau
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