PSB Security Level 3 Course


  • Class
    • How to avoid becoming a victim
    • Authority to Arrest
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Crime Scene
    • Field Notes and Report Writing
    • Patrol Services and Cover
    • Things to look for on Patrol
    • Rules on the Use of Force
    • Handcuffing
    • Self Defense
  • Practical hands-on


This training program, designed to minimize the liability of both the officer and the company, is a 5-consecutive day, 45-hour course. This course provides the Level III training and certification as required by the State of Texas and the PSB, including both classroom and firearms range qualification. This is the Texas certification required to qualify as an Armed Security Officer. The officer is trained in basic security topics related to his or her daily assignments and responsibilities.

Subjects Covered:

Private Security Act
Commission Rules
Texas Penal Code
Conflict Resolution
Public Perception
Firearms, Shotgun & Handgun
Arrest Authority
Use of Force & Deadly Force

Required Equipment:
You are required to qualify with a handgun and shotgun during the class. The handgun must be at least a .38 caliber revolver or at least a 9 MM semi-automatic. Bring your handgun, 50 rounds of ammunition, hearing protection, and eye protection for use during range qualification. The shotgun must be a 12 gauge. Bring your shotgun and 10 shot shells (12 gauge – 00 Buck). A handgun or shotgun can be provided if needed. Please decide prior to course and let us know before your course. The Range Fee is covered in the cost of the class.

Level II

Note: Please be advised under Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1702 and Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 1, Rule 35.4, a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission, or license in private security. You may wish to review the list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available via the Department of Public Safety’s website. You also have a right to request from the Department of Public Safety a criminal history evaluation letter under Texas Occupations Code Section 53.102.