Registration is Now Open for Level III Security Guard!

If you’re interested in a rewarding career that makes you highly employable, becoming a security guard might be for you. Emerald Shield Academy’s security training classes are easily accessible and available throughout the year and by request.

Courses Offered

Emerald Shield Academy offers a variety of training and certification courses in addition to its long-term programs.

  • Advanced Security Officers Training
  • Texas Personal Protection Officer
  • In-Service Firearms Training for Security and Special Officers
  • Security Officer Baton Recertification
  • Security Officer Taser Recertification
  • Security Officer Pepper Spray (Oleoresin Capsicum) Recertification
  • Introduction To Firearms Safety
  • NRA Firearm Courses
  • License to Carry Handgun Course

Take your Level III training online now for only $125!

Certificate of Training Provided at the Completion of Course
Limted Time

Level III Commissioned Security Guard Training

This course is designed to educate and train those for licensing as a Level III Security Guard.

Pursuant to TAC 35.141 the Level III Training Course and test is required of all* commissioned security officers and personal protection officers. This training course must either be administered by a licensed Level III or Level IV Training School and taught by a licensed Level III or Level IV Instructor, or it may be administered by a licensed guard company and taught by a representative or employee of the company.

*Certain Peace Officers may be exempt per TAC 35.141(b)

This course is needed to apply for a Commissioned Security Guard (Armed Guard). The Basic Security Officer Course is offered as a 45-hour comprehensive block of instruction that incorporates training in Report Writing, Firearms and all training requirements set forth by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau.

Apprenticeship Program

Graduates will receive further, specialized, on-the-job training (OJT) with their hiring agency depending upon their job description.

Additional Resources

Emerald Shield Academy is Licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Board. Lic. F18887501 and Y12704301

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