Level III Commission Officer Training

Level III Private Security Officer Commission Training

This course provides the Level III training and certification as required by the State of Texas and the Private Security Bureau, includes both classroom training, defensive tactics training and firearms range qualification. Meeting the minimum requirement of 45+ hours training. This is the Texas certification required to qualify as a Commissioned (Armed) Security Officer. The officer is trained in basic security topics related to his or her daily assignments and responsibilities.

Topics covered include: Laws pertaining to private security officer, field notes & report writing, securing a crime scene & evidence, cover & concealment techniques, use of force, conflict resolution, defensive tactics, handcuffing, intermediate weapons, and firearms

45 hrs (Min)



training objectives

  • Prerequisite: Current Level II Officer
  • Report writing & preservation of evidence and a crime scene
  • Handcuffing
  • Cover & Concealment Techniques
  • Legal statues regarding Private Security
  • Use of Force & Force Options
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Intermediate Weapons & Firearms
  • Conflict Resolution

Equipment Needed

  • Duty Handgun (min. .38 or 9mm)
  • Duty Holster & belt
  • Min 50 Rounds
  • Min. 2 Magazines
  • Eye protection

Optional Equipment

  • Shotgun ($25 additional fee for range time)
  • 10 rounds (Min) 12 gauge 00 buckshot


Please be advised under Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1702 and Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 1, Rule 35.4, a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license in private security. You may wish to review the list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available via the Department of Public Safety’s website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb You also have a right to request from the Department of Public Safety a criminal history evaluation letter under Texas Occupations Code Section 53.102.

PSB #F06266001

Choose From Upcoming Courses Below


Event Venue Date
Texas Level III Private Security Commissioning Course Straight Shooter Headquarters
  • June 25, 2024 9:30 am
2022-2024 Level III Private Security Re-Certification Class Straight Shooter Headquarters
  • June 29, 2024 9:00 am

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