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Official State Security Bodyguard Course

PSB Licenses Levels II-III-IV - Personal Protection Officier (PPO)

This course covers and exceeds the required State approved curriculum mandated by the Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau in order to certify an officer as having completed a course of study for level II and III training in accordance with chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupation Code and Chapter35 of the Administrative Code.


The state of Texas considers it a criminal offense to perform security-related work without a license. If you or your employer avoid using the terminology “security” but carry out the duties as one (such as event staff, bouncer, courtesy officer, etc); this also includes bodyguard, executive protection, and church security. See section at the bottom of the page. 


DPS will require proof of a Level 3 Commission training course in order to process your Level 4 Bodyguard license.


If you need the Level 3 Commission course also, please sign up for both.


Personal Protection Officier Training (DPS certified)

          The Level III Training Course is required for all commissioned security officers and personal protection officers.


This class with a written test at the end allowing you to become certified to carry a gun.  


The class combines classroom time, physical instruction on handcuffing, holds and restraints, and weapon retention. 


The students will spend half of one day at the shooting range and pass a shooting test to qualify to carry a gun. 


Make sure to get qualified with the style of weapon you plan on carrying. Once the student completes this course and passes both the firing range and written exam with passing scores you will receive a certificate of completion.


At that time he can take the certificate to any security company he will work for and apply for a job.

Hours required :

Day 1 : 12hrs

  • Level II & III training

  • Security overview 

  • Use of Force Continuum 

  • Non Commission ( Unarmed ) Exam


Day 2 : 12hrs

  • Level III training

  • Texas Laws governing the security industry


Day 3 : 12hrs

  • Level III & IV Training

  • Intermediate Weapons Training

  • Self defense training


Day 4 : 12hrs

  • Level III & IV Training

  • Firearms Training

  • Commissioned ( Armed ) Exams


Day 5 : 12.5 hrs

  • Level IV Training

  • Personal Protection Officer (Bodyguard) PPO Exam


Students :


  • Texas Private Security Level 2-3-4 Applicants

Pre-Requisites :


  • None (Although successful candidates must complete Level II Training prior to Commission)

Materials :


  • Classroom Units: Note-taking, classroom attire

  • Firearms Unit : Duty belt, pistol, range gear, hearing and eye protection

  • Defense Tactics/Baton Unit : mouth guard, groin protector, athletic wear, grappling gloves

Keep in mind! You cannot carry the gun until the security company sends in the certificate with the application for the armed security pocket card.

Once that card comes in then you can carry the gun. 


The license is good for 2 years from the date it is issued from the state.

Upon successful completion of the course each candidate will receive :

  • DPS PSB Security License Levels 2-3-4

  • Tactical Shooting Certificate

  • Medic MHRLT


  • $ 2390 

(price include training, accommodation at our facility, we provide guns and ammunition)

Upcoming sessions for 2021 : 

  • 07/01 - 07/13/2023 (left 2 places)

  • 08/14 - 08/28/2023 (left 4 places)

  • 10/01 - 10/13/2023

  • 11/24 - 12/08/2023

Location :



(free shuttle from IAH Airport)

Our difference from other providers : ​


We do not offer trainings within “business hours”, we strongly believe that in order to get right skills for this profession you need to deep into it, you need to live it, feel it and fully understand it. Our approach is different from other security schools, we teach the subject through the full immersion. We require you to stay at the facility with other students for the duration of the course with close combat, martial arts shooting range located all at the same place. We believe that Security Professional is a life style that can’t be taught just in classroom! Visit our facility and live your new career dream !

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