• Training Services

  • To enroll for a course, please contact the school to obtain course dates and a course enrollment form.

     

    8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course

    The first required course is an 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course. The 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards is a requirement for all individuals seeking employment as security guards in the State of Texas.

    The Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards contains 7 mandated topic areas of study and will conclude with the required one hour for review and examination: 

    • Introduction
    • Role of a Security Guard
    • Legal Powers & Limitations
    • Communications & Public Relations
       
    • Access control
    • Ethics & Conduct
    • Emergency Situations
       

    The taking and passing of a written examination is required prior to the issuance of a certificate of successful completion.

     The taking and passing of a written examination is required prior to the issuance of a certificate of successful completion.
     

    • Successful completion of this class is required prior to employment as a security guard.
       
    • Upon a successful completion of the class, a certificate of successful completion will be presented to the student that same day. This certificate must accompany your security guard license application when submitted to the Department of State. 
       

    16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course (OJT)

    The second course is the 16 Hour On-The-Job Security Guard Training Course (OJT). This training program will be relevant to the duties of the security guard, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer.

    The General 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards will be taught over two (8 hour) sessions. The General 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course contains 9 mandated topic areas of study that will conclude with the required one hour for review and examination.

    The General 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards will include the required topics: 

    • Role of a Security Guard
    • Legal Powers and Limitations
    • Emergency Situations
    • Communications & Public Relations
    • Access Control
    • Ethics and Conduct
    • Report Writing
    • Overview of the Incident
    • Command System
    • Terrorism Related Topics
    • The taking and passing of a written examination is required prior to the issuance of a certificate of successful completion.
       
    • Upon a successful completion of the class, a certificate of successful completion will be presented to the student that same day. 
       

     

    8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course

    The third training course is the 8-Hour Annual in-Service Course. The 8-Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards is a requirement for all security guards and must be completed on a calendar year basis for each year succeeding the completion of the mandated 8-Hour Annual in-Service Course for Security Guards.

    This course is designed to meet current training needs and refresh or update guards in changes in the field of security. The eight hour annual in-service course is comprised of 8 topics that include 6 mandated topics and 2 elective topics. The 8-Hour Annual in-Service Course for Security Guards includes the following topics: 

    • Role of a Security Guard
    • Legal Powers and Limitations
    • Emergency Response
    • Report Writing
    • Ethics
    • Communications and Public Relations
    • First Aid Awareness
    • Theft Prevention
    • The security guard must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of their security guard license. 
       
    • Successful completion of this course is required each year succeeding the first year of employment.
       
    • A certificate of successful completion will be presented to the student at the end of class.