Security Officer, Level III Renewal/Re-certification

Category: Law Enforcement and Security Training
Price: $ 95.00

Duration: 10 - 12 hours. Evening classes are divided by days. 

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 http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/index.htm (click on 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.”

Description: Review legislative updates; http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/PSB/Laws/statutesandrules.htm

For Level III Officers needing to complete Continuing Education (Requalification) Recertification who have never received baton training, DPS recommends completion of Unit 10 Intermediate Weapons of the full course before completing CE training to ensure adequate training concerning batons. NPSI offers a four hour Baton Certification course; http://www.npsitraining.com/class/89333

Sec. 1702.309. SECURITY OFFICER COMMISSION RENEWAL.

This course does NOT cover this requirement: (a) The board by rule shall develop a continuing education course required for renewal of a Security Officer Commission. Only a board-approved Instructor may administer the continuing education course. The course must include at least six hours of instruction determined by the chief administrator of the board.

This course covers THIS requirement: (b) A Commissioned Security Officer must demonstrate the proficiency required under Section 1702.1685 within the 90-day period before the date the Commission is renewed. Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.652(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 593, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. Amended by: Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 4.84, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 1702.1685. HANDGUN PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION.

(a) The proficiency examination required to obtain or renew a security officer commission must include:

(1) a written section on the subjects listed in Section 1702.1675(g);

1702.1675(g): The handgun proficiency course must include at least 10 hours and not more than 15 hours of instruction on: (1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force; (2) handgun use, proficiency, and safety; (3) nonviolent dispute resolution; and (4) proper storage practices for handguns, with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.

and (2) a physical demonstration of handgun proficiency that meets the minimum standards established under Section 1702.1675(h) or (i).

Sec. 1702.1675: (h) The range instruction on handgun proficiency must include an actual demonstration by the applicant of the applicant's ability to safely and proficiently use a handgun. The applicant must demonstrate, at a minimum, the degree of proficiency that is required to effectively operate a 9-millimeter or .38-caliber handgun. (i) The board by rule shall establish minimum standards for handgun proficiency that are at least as stringent as the standards for handgun proficiency developed by the public safety director under Section 411.188, Government Code. Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.617, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by: Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 4.52, eff. September 1, 2009.

(b) Only a board-approved Instructor may administer the handgun proficiency examination.

(c) An applicant for a Security Officer Commission must demonstrate the required proficiency within the 90-day period before the date the Security Officer Commission is issued.

(d) The school shall maintain the records of the required proficiency and make the records available for inspection by the board. Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.619, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by: Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 4.54, eff. September 1, 2009.

Depending on who your Instructor is, you might be able to get your Texas License to carry Handgun with a little extra time and just $35. Tell your Instructor if you are interested.

You may purchase the Commissioned Security Officer Training Manual for only $25.

You may begin your Renewal Application through TOPS anytime, but you have 90 days to complete the application. Use a computer with the ability to print.


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