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On September 1, 2017, House Bill 1508 (85th Leg., Reg. Sess.) becomes effective.  This bill places requirements on entities offering educational training programs that prepare an individual for an initial occupational license.

This includes level III and level IV training schools, as well as guard companies that offer in-house level II training.

These training providers must notify each enrollee of the following:

  • The potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of a criminal  offense;
  • The department’s current eligibility guidelines (the board’s administrative rules) issued under Occupations Code, Section 53.025;
  • Any other state or local restriction or guideline used by the department to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense; and
  • The right to request a criminal history evaluation under Occupations Code Section 53.102.

Pursuant to HB 1508, if an individual is denied an occupational license based on their criminal history and the training provider failed to provide the individual the above information, the training provider will be required to refund the amount of any tuition paid and corresponding application and examination fees.

  • For purposes of compliance with these requirements, it is recommended training schools and other licensees that offer in-house level II training communicates the following text directly to the prospective applicant, whether by email or other correspondence, or on the application for admission to a course.
  • 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.”

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) regulates the private security profession in Texas.

  • DPS protects the public by conducting fingerprint-based background checks on applicants, licensing training schools and instructors, investigating and resolving complaints, and taking disciplinary action against licensees or seeking criminal prosecution of those who perform private security services without a license.
  • The private security profession includes armed and unarmed security guards, personal protection officers, private investigators, private security consultants, alarm systems installers and monitors, guard dog trainers, armored car couriers, electronic access control device installers, and locksmiths.

DPS regulates the private security profession under the authority of the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702, and the related administrative rules.

Are you looking for a new career path?

This course will teach individuals with little or no previous experience the basic principles of the security industry using the State of Texas required materials.

  • This course provides the Level II training and certification as required by the State of Texas.
  • Once complete, you will be provided with the basic certification (to be submitted and approved by the State) to be able to work legally as an unarmed security officer in the State of Texas.

The Level II Training Course and test is required of all non-commissioned security officers, commissioned security officers, and personal protection officers.

  • This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III or Level IV Training School and taught by a licensed Level III or Level IV Instructor.
  • Additionally, this training may be administered by a licensed guard company and taught by the qualified manager or the qualified manager’s designee.

Certain Peace Officers may be exempt per  TAC 35.141(b)

Training includes: Laws and Regulations, Field Notes and Report Writing, Crime Scene, Cover and Concealment, Use of Force, Conflict Resolution, and Ethics.

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements

This course can be taken at your leisure.

  • There is no time limit.
  • Some students are already familiar with the laws and concepts and some students are not.
  • This Learning Management System is not timed.
  • However, there is enough training material found in the following lessons to adequately cover 8-10 hours of in-class training.

The student must pass each lesson exam with a 75% or better to move to the next lesson.

  • The exams can be reset and the lesson continues to loop until the student makes a passing grade.
  • Learning is accomplished as the student successfully completes each lesson and exam.

Equipment

To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.

  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Current Brower:
  • Recommended: Firefox 30 or higher, Mozilla, Google Chrome 37 or higher
  • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher

Audience

Non-commissioned security officers in the State of Texas
Any person wishing to pursue a Texas Private Security Board non-commissioned security officer certification
Applicants are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria in Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702 of the Private Security Act and Board Administrative Rules.

Education Credits

6.00 hours – Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Bureau

Contact Information

Bobby Gideon

  • AEPS Training and Development Manager
  • 7700 Chevy Chase Drive Building One, Suite 230
  • Austin, Texas 78752
  • 512-538-2627

Email: bgideon@aepsccorp.com

Other Information

After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at 512-947-3272.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for e-Learning courses.

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James Sciba
Posted 2 weeks ago
Confused

I don't know what I did to open up the course

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Cody Ealy
Posted 2 weeks ago
Great

Vary informative in establishing a foundation in the responsibilities of security.

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Maxwell Watts
Posted 4 weeks ago
Well made course.

Minor typos made in some of the lessons, some questions were not specific enough to properly assess lesson retention. Other than that good course!

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Leotis Duffie
Posted 1 month ago
Leo

This class was very educational > thank you

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Temitope Johnson
Posted 2 months ago
it educative

makes me know more about the job

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Garrett Harlan
Posted 2 months ago
Great learning tool!

Loved being able to go at your pace. Learned a lot.

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Carroll Hunter
Posted 2 months ago
Wonderful

This was a very wonderful put together course. I learned a lot

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Donald Riley
Posted 4 months ago
Use of Force

I think the everything is good with this training . But I think it sucks when I have over 30 years in Law Enforcement in Ill. and the state of Texas will not wave any training . I do thank Bobby Gideon for all his help and time.

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David Greer 35-1184
Posted 4 months ago
Excellent learning opportunity

All items were covered well and easily understood.

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Scott Steenwyk
Posted 4 months ago
Great Class, informative

Great overall

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Saul Tellez
Posted 4 months ago
Know the Law to protect peoples ,my employer’s property and protect my self ,preventing crime

This course is excellent because it teaches How to train a good security officer ,it contains all the necessary classes that are needed to learn how to perform the jobs security officer on a professional way. Thanks You very much.

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Maurice Moore
Posted 4 months ago
Finished today

started on the 31st of last month, finished all the modules in about 3 hrs and i just finished the final exam. Thanks AEPS!

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Curtis Walters
Posted 4 months ago
Excellent Course-Level II

This is an excellent course, specifically for someone looking for an opportunity in a new career field. The information is solid and the self-paced virtual environment is perfect to get the most out of your learning experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to explore options in the security field.

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Darren Miller
Posted 4 months ago
Getting Started

The first module was a little confusing to understand that the webpage was the actual topic. Many of the quiz questions were out of the hyperlinks so it was hard to understand that the webpage was connected to the quiz. After the first module it is a bit easier to navigate and the course itself was informative and thorough. I would give it a 5 star if that first module hadn't been so confusing.

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Eric McKinnie
Posted 5 months ago
Educational

Bobby G. is a great teacher inside and outside the classroom.

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Eric Thibodeaux
Posted 5 months ago
perfect i will recommend AEPS to everyone

easy and simple and very informative

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Zachary Wratten
Posted 5 months ago
Content

There is stuff I didn't even know that wasn't mentioned in another course

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Diana Vallejo
Posted 5 months ago
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wilnesha blanchard
Posted 6 months ago
reviwes

It gives you every important detail

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Kora Gonzalez
Posted 6 months ago
Affordable & Fast

Good information

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Jacob Young
Posted 7 months ago
Easy and Informative

A little confusing at the beginning as far as the structure of the course but once figured out, very straightforward.

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Justin McGee
Posted 8 months ago
Well worth it

Easy and self explanatory

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Allysia Black
Posted 8 months ago
My Goals

Easy and fast past 😉

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CAMILLE BASKEN
Posted 9 months ago
Training Was Longer then 6 hours for Me. But It Was Well Worth it....

I really enjoyed being able to go through this training. An that it is SELF- Pace. For those that it only took 6 hours to finish this. Hats off to ya. But for me it took me a min So take your time. Then take your time with these classes. don't rush and make sure your retaining it all..

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