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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 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.”

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Level III Certification Course

  • The Level III Training Course is required for all commissioned security officers and personal protection officers.
  • This training course must be taken through a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor.

The Level III Certification Course includes theory instruction on the following topics: Licensing, Pocket Cards, Requirements to be a Commissioned Officer in Texas, Licensing of Companies, Violations by Commissioned Officers, Standards of Conduct, Function of Security Officers, Arrest Authority, Laws Pertinent to the Security Officer, Article 14.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 18.16 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 42.01 of Texas Penal Code, Chapter 9 Use of Deadly Force, Use of Force Concepts, Issues Relating to the Concealed Handgun License, Field Note Taking, Report Writing, Response to Emergency Situations, Hazardous Materials, Crime Scene, Witness Interviewing, Theory in Awareness Skills, Theory in Cover & Concealment, Fire Recognition and Response, Bomb Threats, Terrorist Response, Accidents Involving Serious Injury or Harm, Public Perception of a Security Officer, Conflict Resolution, Theory in Weaponless Strategies, Theory in Intermediate Weapons, Five-Step Hard Style, Theory of Defensive Tactics, Theory of Handcuffing Techniques, and Theory of Firearms Training.

The Learning Management System (LMS) is designed to give the student theory-based information to successfully pass the Private Security Board Level III written examination.

  • This online course contains 35 hours of training material if presented in a lecture /demonstration presentation.
  • The student is responsible for reading the on-line material, reviewing the hyperlinks, and watching the attached videos.
  • The student is required to pass the lesson quizzes with a 70-75%
  • The student is required to pass the course final exam with a 75% or better.

Level III (Part 2)

After completion of the on-line training, the student is required to complete Level III (Part 2.)

  • Level III (Part 2) consist of 10-15 hours of firearms training/qualification and skills demonstrations.
  • Skills that the officer should be proficient at are:
    1. Handcuffing
    2. OC
    3. Expandable Baton
    4. Defensive Tactics
    5. Firearms

After successful completion of the Theory-based portion, the student shall receive a certificate of completion that can be printed and used as proof of training.

This certificate can be presented to another PSB training provider to complete the Skills portion of training. The student must successfully complete the Firearms portion of the training.

The student will receive a Level III certificate of training (PSB-30) after successful completion of the Theory (Part 1) and the Skills (Part 2) training.

If you need assistance in locating a PSB Skills provider, contact:

AEPS Corp
Bobby Gideon
512-947-3272
bgideon@aepscorp.com

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Kang One
Posted 6 days ago
Exceptional

Really exceptional

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Mathieu Tienkoue
Posted 2 months ago
Great Course

great!

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James Solt
Posted 2 months ago
Very informative

Very good.

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Rudolpho Montes
Posted 2 months ago
support

There needs to be more staffing to address IT resolutions and return on phone calls. Online course is great

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Robert Haley
Posted 3 months ago
Pretty good for online training.

The content is a little disconnected and disjointed. Overall it's not bad but leaves you with a ton of questions. Really should seriously consider in person training instead of online.

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Sohrab Amarkhil
Posted 3 months ago
great

great

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Rachid Semlali
Posted 4 months ago
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it.

I liked the entire course.

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Kristopher Stevenson
Posted 5 months ago
All the training

the whole course was good and alot of useful information

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Juan Lopez
Posted 5 months ago
Great source of information

Pretty good and informative.

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Patricia Tucker
Posted 5 months ago
progress markers

Each test/quiz should tell you how many questions it is when you start it. Also, it should show you a progress graph of some sort as you progress through each section instead of having to go to a completely different page to see it.

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David Greer 35-1184
Posted 9 months ago
Very Informative course

Well written and understandable. Kept the information simple.

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Esha King
Posted 9 months ago
Very educational material

Teaching me things I was not taught

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Rory Tokar
Posted 9 months ago
CONFLICT RESOLUTION

AS A FORMER OFFICER I FOUND THE COURSE TO BE THOROUGH AND INSTRUCTIVE.

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Eric McKinnie
Posted 10 months ago
Great info

Bobby G. and AEPS crew are great

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Blane Greene
Posted 10 months ago
Easy to understand

So, far, I have found the course easy to understand and comprehend. It is written in layman's understanding.

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Pearce Hulin
Posted 1 year ago
Very Detailed

I enjoyed the content

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Mark Temple
Posted 1 year ago
There is a lot more content involved in your training than others

Excellent course that is not just a "Check the block" instruction!

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John Conroy
Posted 1 year ago
Good course for commissioned license

It’s a good course for someone looking to become a commissioned security officer. Very informative on all things security.

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Ryan Winterburg
Posted 1 year ago
In depth Training

Great refresher for recent military veterans looking to use their skills and tools in the private sector.

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Faustino Martinez Jr
Posted 1 year ago
regulations laws

all information was very helpful

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Guadalupe Klein
Posted 1 year ago
All this training is important

I found it very helpful since it is a new career move for me.

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Juan Alonzo
Posted 1 year ago
The course is very explainable and useful.

I liked the courses. All the information that used to study is very good information is useful information. Helpful information that was given had helped me to actknowledge more informition.

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Winter Nail
Posted 1 year ago
Tedious but a lot of good information

IF YOU CAN....find somewhere to do the class in person. Personally, I am a hands on learner, so doing the class online has been a bit challenging. I love the lessons that have videos for this reason. Other than that, it isn't too bad. Just a lot of reading. Best of luck on your journey!

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swiftfire11
Posted 1 year ago
This Level Three Course

This is one of the best if not the best online level three course I have ever took. Very easy to understand the material and excellent on summary reviews and corrective actions to insure a good result. I especially enjoy the videos, very informative and helpful.

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