Texas School Safety Certification
In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1857, entitled “The Texas School Safety Training Act.” This bill established a process in which a limited number of license to carry instructors are certified to provide the course developed by Texas DPS in accordance to Texas Government Code §411.1901 to teach employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school about responsibilities related to school safety. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a Texas Department of Public Safety Proof of Training Certificated that can be filed in the staff members file at the school and will also be filed with the Texas DPS as part of your license to carry.
The overall objective of this course is to educate staff on the responsibilities related to school safety who are employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school who hold a license to carry a handgun.
Each school district must make the decision on whether they will allow ISD teachers, faculty and staff to carry on campus. Receiving certification does not automatically allow a teacher/staff member to carry on ISD property.
This provides a level of training unsurpassed in Texas. Not only does it give the stakeholders a liability shield against claims, but it gives the administrators a view of the skill level of their employees.
This course is beneficial not only for those who are looking to certify staff member to carry on campus, but also for those that have no intention of carrying a handgun as it teaches how to respond to an active shooter event.
This course is a two day (15 hour min) course and includes classroom simulation training and advanced live fire training. You must already have a license to carry to take this course.