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DPS Private Security Board

Welcome to the TOPS License and Endorsement Application

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) are issued under the 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 communicate 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 6 hours of in-class training.

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

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

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 the 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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Brandon Manson
Posted 7 hours ago
TOOO EASY TO NOT GET!!!

read and follow directions

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Robert Sean Brinsfield
Posted 6 days ago
Good Informative Mandatory Need To Know Information.

Very In Depth, Very Informative, and Deep in Depth Coverage & Information.

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Dakota Taylor
Posted 2 weeks ago
It was alright

The course itself was simple and easy to understand for the most part. There were a lot of typos, there were links that lead off of the page/content and some of the questions were hard to understand or just worded very confusingly.

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Keith Thompson
Posted 2 months ago
MADE EASY TO NAVIGATE

WASNT TOO HARD TO FIND THE QUIZES

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Robert Dixon
Posted 2 months ago
The laws

I like the details of laws that were taught in the lessons

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Garrett Reed
Posted 3 months ago
Amazing!!!

I found these questions to be truly amazing. I feel this test could only have been written by a Ranger or the great Charlie Seal. Thank you!

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Janet Nolen
Posted 3 months ago
Course is very easy and very helpful

Thank you I have learned so much

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Adam Dean Mathews
Posted 3 months ago
Bobby is the man!

Thank you Bobby, great course!

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DARRYL JONES
Posted 3 months ago
Thank you

Good course

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Kenneth Overton
Posted 4 months ago
Great for Beginners

Must have!

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Robert Villarreal
Posted 4 months ago
how to get a job

its good

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Daniel Wyman
Posted 5 months ago
informative

everything was well explained, making it very easy to understand

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Kaustubh Madiraju
Posted 5 months ago
idk yet

good

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Ashley Shine
Posted 5 months ago
Properly complied

Very good understanding and ready in the courses. You have my thumbs up 👍

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Leonardo Pleti da Silva
Posted 5 months ago
Fantasic Course

Amazing course and content. thank you

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Austin Miramontes
Posted 5 months ago
Fast and understandable

very understandable and fast, recommend to everyone!

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Santiago Maya
Posted 6 months ago
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Gregory Minor
Posted 6 months ago
im a former security officer from mississippi of seventeen years

the class was very helpfule . i will most definitely recommend my family and friends

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Christy Martin
Posted 6 months ago
to stay informed

<trying to get it set up

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Gary Lowell
Posted 6 months ago
Course

Excellent online class, The study guide and information was very helpful. Gary

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Christina Allen
Posted 7 months ago
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Very helpful

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Ranon Maxson
Posted 8 months ago
Self Paced for busy lives

Great way to put yourself through professional development on your time for those who have busy lives.

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Braxton Drake
Posted 8 months ago
Everything needed for quizzes and exams are in the lesson.

Exceptional.

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chick1990
Posted 9 months ago
GREAT

AEPS is very helpful

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