Texas Private Security Level 3 Recertification

Recertification Level 3 (One Day)

Duration: 6 hours Classroom, 1-2 hours Range



Richard Buchfink

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There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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Texas Department of Public Safety's Private Security Bureau (PSB) requires 6 hours of Continuing Education training and firearms requalification every two (2) years to renew the Commissioned Security Officer License. This course provides the Level III re-qualification training, exam and shooting proficiency as required by the State of Texas and the PSB to renew your expired or expiring Commission.


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Topics Covered

  • Laws
  • Field Notes and Report Writing
  • Crime Scene
  • Patrol Services
  • Use of Force
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Handcuffing
  • Firearms
  • Intermediate Weapons

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Expectations and Outcomes

  • Attend the continuing education training
  • Pass the written exam
  • Pass the shooting Qualification
  • All participants that complete the Texas DPS standards will be awarded a certificate to upload to the state in TOPS for the certification completion.

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Security Training & Certification

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Documentation Requirements

  • Current State Drivers License or Identification Card
  • Texas PSB Level 3 Permit
  • Last six numbers of the Social Security Number

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  • Firearm, 9mm or .38 caliber and above
  • Ammunition, 50 rounds
  • 00 Buck, 9 Shot shells (12 Ga) 
  • Reminder to Bring an additional 100 rounds for those who added on the Fight from the Holster training