Security Officer, Level III Commissioned (Armed) Training

Category: Law Enforcement and Security Training
Price: $ 235.00

Duration: 40-45 hours


Ammunition Issues. Ammunition availability is a concern. If you have 9mm and 00 Buck ammunition, you may use it. NPSI will continue to rent handguns, using .22LR for training and .40 S&W for qualification. NPSI does not have shotgun rental capability.


NPSI is reducing class size to create space for distancing. However, some course objectives require personal contact with one another. No person is ever intentionally PUT at risk by anyone at NPSI.

If a student does not feel safe under the COVID-19 in performing a task, that student may bow out and receive an INCOMPLETE for that objective. Once the objective is met, they graduate.

Let me be very clear. Course objectives are mandated by the governing body. All course objectives shall be met to graduate. Not all objectives can be met maintaining a six foot distance from one another. It is the student’s responsibility to weigh and mitigate risk with the need to certify/qualify.

Description: This course provides the six (6) hour Level II, the 30 hour basic, and the 10-15 hour handgun proficiency course for the 40-45 hour Level III training and certification as required by 1702.1675 TOC, in four short days. Specific hours vary, but plan to begin at 0730 and end about 1800 hours. This is the certification required for all Level III Commissioned Security Officers (Armed Security Officers). Range fees, ammunition, and other expenses not included. Firearm rentals are available.
OC Pepper Spray is no longer part of this course, but often during the same training week. You may check the schedule and register for OC Pepper Spray training at
Students may also be able to get there License to Carry Handgun (LTC) certificate at a discount. Ask your instructor for details.

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 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 (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.”

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NOTICE! This is a new registration system. Even if you've taken a class with us before, you'll have to create a new account.

02/16/21 - 02/19/2021 Register (opens a new tab in our learning system)
03/23/21 - 03/26/2021 Register (opens a new tab in our learning system)
04/20/21 - 04/23/2021 Register (opens a new tab in our learning system)
05/25/21 - 05/28/2021 Register (opens a new tab in our learning system)