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Armed Security Guard Training in Texas

Armed security guards in Texas must be registered and employed with a security agency. You must obtain a weapons permit in addition to your registration card. After all requirements are met, the
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Texas Department of Public Safety

will administer all licenses and permits.

Basic requirements for Armed Security guards in Texas:

  • You must be at least 21 years old (18 years old if you have an honorable military discharge)
  • United States citizen or legal alien
  • Valid social security number
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Mental competency
  • Drug Testing
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Fingerprint cards (2)
  • Passport photo
  • Texas driver’s license
  • Level II certificate of completion
  • Successfully complete Level III classroom training & firearms training


Commission officers must have completed level II Basic security guard training. This training may be given by hiring company as long as the curriculum is in accordance guidelines set for by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Firearms Training

Armed security officers in Texas are called commissioned officers and they must complete and pass alevel 3 training program, which consists of 30 hours, given by a level III certified instructor. Form PSB38-A must be submitted with application. Search here for a training course near you.

For more information, please call 512-424-7710.


One Response to “Armed Security Guard Training in Texas”

  1. Can anyone give me any information on where I need to go to enroll in a training course to become an armed security guard in Texas. I live in the Texarkana Texas area. I would like any information on what I need to do to meet all requirements and how I can obtain any certificates that I will need in order to become a armed security guard. I am willing to go through a training program or whatever I have to do.

    Thank you,
    Derek Latham

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