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  • What are the different levels of Texas Security Licenses?
    Level 2- Unarmed Security License Level 3- Armed Security License Level 4- Personal Protection Officer (PPO) Otherwise known as a bodyguard
  • What is the process for receiving my Level 2 License?
    Register and complete the two hour Level 2 Online Class (Click Here) Submit your application to the Texas Online Private Security website and follow the prompts to submit your training certificate provided in our online class.
  • What is the process for obtaining my Texas Level 3 Security License?
    The Level 3 training is split into two separate sections. Online and In-Person and must be completed IN ORDER Register and complete the Online Level 3 Course (Click Here) Our Level 3 course INCLUDES the Level 2 Certification. Register and complete the required Level 3 ten hour in-person Firearms and Defensive Tactics Course. Complete an MMPI psychological exam from a certified provider and submit your PSP-13 (download form here) *DPS training schools and instructors have no control over MMPI providers or requirements Register and complete your Level 3 application through the Texas Online Private Security website Submit all documentation required via the TOPS portal DPS requires all applications and documentation be submitted within 90 days.
  • How do I register for the 10-hour Level 3 Firearms and Defensive Tactics Course?
    The 10-hour Level 3 Firearms and Defensive Tactics Course must be completed by a licensed Level 3 Instructor who is affiliated with a licensed DPS Training School. Below are the recommended instructors to complete your Level 3 Firearms and Defensive Tactics Course based on your area of Texas. The below instructors are affiliated with Go Strapped Firearms Training and are appropriately vetted. If you are in N. Texas or DFW area click here If you are in S. Texas (San Antonio, Austin, Houston) click here If you are in W. Texas click here If a student decides to take the course through any other instructor it is the student's responsibility to validate the instructor's credentials and whether or not they are affiliated with a licensed DPS Training School. For a student to attend this Level 3 Security Guard Firearms Course, you must have completed the Go Strapped Firearms Training Level 3 Online Certification Course . An online course taken by another company or instructor will not be accepted. If you took the online course through another company, please get in touch with that company to complete your firearms course or take our course at THIS LINK.
  • How do I obtain my Level 4 PPO License?
    Applicants must have at MINIMUM completed the Level 3 training prior to taking a Level 4 course. Register and take the 2-day in-person PPO course. Register and complete the Level 4 PPO application through TOPS.
  • Where can I get my MMPI (Psych) exam for Level 3 or 4?
    Below are some references for MMPI's. Go Strapped Firearms Training and DPS has no control and does not vet MMPI providers. It is up to the individual to choose a MMPI provider. https://www.drdarienzo.com/texas-mmpi-psychological-testing-for-armed-guards/ https://www.transformationalpsyc.com/services https://safeguardpsychservices.com/
  • Are rentals available?
    Rental handguns are available at GRITR Range. Prices range around $30 including the ammo.
  • How old do I need to be to obtain my Security Guard License
    For a Level 2 and 3 License you need to be 18 years old minimum. For a Level 4 License, you need to be 21 years old minimum.
  • What is the process for obtaining a Texas License to Carry?
    Complete the following steps to obtain your Texas LTC... Register for an LTC Class. There are two options, Online and In-Person. IN-PERSON Option To register for the In-Person Course CLICK HERE. The In-Person option includes the firearms proficiency. Complete the DPS application and upload your training Online Option To register for the Online Course CLICK HERE. Once you complete the Online course, you must register and take the LTC Safety Class and Proficiency. CLICK HERE to register for the LTC Safety Class and Proficiency Complete the DPS application and upload your training certificates.
  • How old do I need to be to obtain a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC)?
    You must be 18 years of age to obtain a Texas LTC.
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