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We are now certifying security guards FAST all across Texas including:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, McAllen, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and all areas in between!

Texas Security Guard Training


Certify online without boring days in the classroom!!

Go Strapped Firearms Training provides online and in person security guard training of the highest quality.

No need to take 5 days for an in-person class when you can complete most training online, on any device, anywhere you are!

  • Level 3 commissioned (armed) security guard training is the DPS required 30 hr. classroom certification training. Our training is completed 100% online.  Once you complete the classroom portion, register for the Level 3 Firearms Course with one of our recommended instructors positioned all over the state to complete the Firearms and Defensive Tactics Requirement. If you register for Level 3, it includes Level 2 for FREE!  Did we mention you don't have to spend a week in a classroom???  It is all online at YOUR pace!!

  • Level 4 Personal Protection Officer -PPO- (Armed Bodyguard) certification training is IN PERSON and completes the DPS Required 16 hr training requirement for Armed Bodyguard (PPO's) in Texas.   $250

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

You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102.

Security Guard Licensing Process (click)

Level 3 Guard Commission Certification
Texas DPS Security Guard Pepper Spray Certification
Texas Level 2 Security Guard License and Certification
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New Bill Alert effective Jan 01, 2024!

HB3424 requires all new and re-qual Level 3 security guard to take a 10 hour in-person firearms proficiency class in addition to the online classroom/test portion. 

Link to HB3424 here

*Level 4 Personal Protection Officer (PPO) Information



This is a 15 hour course that is required by the Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Board. This course meets if not exceeds the training requirements of the PSB for a Personal Protection Officer license which allows a security officer to work in a bodyguard position. Subjects covered include: how to protect the principle when alone or as a team, threat avoidance techniques, and how to plan and scout escape routes. Some defensive tactics are taught as well as transportation tips, and the value and importance of proper planning and preplanning. As of June 13, 2022 DPS requires Level 4 to be instructed IN PERSON. Our level 4 dates will vary depending on instructor availability being our Level 4 Instructor, Bryan Proctor is also our primary School Safety Certification (Guardian) instructor.  If you are interested in Level 4 dates, click on the link below.  If no dates are posted just keep checking back.


The PSB Commission Rule 430.1 states that an applicant for a Personal Protection authorization must have already been issued a Commission and be 21 years of age.


Topics Include:

  • Options in Personal Protection

  • Comprehensive Protection Planning

  • Coordination with local Authorities

  • Building a Client Profile

  • Rings of Protection

  • The Force Continuum

  • Unarmed Defensive Tactics

  • Private Security Act & Commission Rules

  • Texas Penal Code

  • Conflict Resolution & Avoidance

  • Public Perception

  • Arrest Authority

  • Use of Force & Deadly Force

Level 3 Live Fire Proficiency
Level 4 PPO Information

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