Training Academy

North America Security Services Training Academy exists to provide our employees, clients, and the general public with useful training that can be applied personally and professionally. We train our students to not just regurgitate knowledge to pass a test, but to be able to execute the skills learned once they leave the classroom. These courses are offered at both at our Training Academy and at your location (with a minimum of 5 students). North America Security Services also offers supplies necessary to complete certification. All course lengths include periodic breaks and lunch breaks (if applicable). Check out our diverse course offerings below!

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Pistol Instructor (NRA)
Shotgun Instructor (NRA)
Rifle Instructor (NRA)
Range Safety Officer / RSO Instructor (NRA)
Chief Range Safety Officer (NRA)
Chemical Defense Spray Instructor
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (American Heart Association)
Basic Life Support Instructor (American Heart Association)
CPR / AED/ First Aid / Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor (American Heart Association)
License to Carry Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

+ Licenses & Instructor certifications

Non-Commissioned Security Officer - Level 2 (State of Texas - DPS)
Commissioned Security Officer - Level 3 (State of Texas - DPS)
Personal Protection Officer - Level 4 (State of Texas - DPS)
Private Investigator (State of Texas - DPS)
Security Consultant (State of Texas - DPS)
Level III Classroom & Firearm Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Level IV Classroom Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Continuing Education Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Branch Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Qualified Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Defensive Tactics Instructor (TCOLE)
Taser / CEW Instructor (Axon)
Body-Worn Camera Hardware, Digital Evidence
Management in Evidence.com & Video Redaction (Axon)

Licenses & Instructor certifications

Kyle McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. He works for the local Mental Health Authority, Integral Care, on the Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach team responding to emergency mental health calls. As a Commander at North America Security Services and previously Concordia University Texas, Kyle has gained a wide range of experience in hospitality, student housing, university, high-rise, financial, residential, and manufacturing environments in addition to security management experience. Kyle holds various licenses issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Bureau in addition to other providers listed below. He manages field operations, assists with human resources and office tasks, and manages our rank, training, and award programs.

He has earned additional certifications from FEMA and other State and Federal agencies in Disaster Response, Emergency Planning, Emergency Response, Surveillance Awareness, Terrorism Awareness, Field Training, among other certifications, in addition to Spanish fluency and a unique understanding of mentoring and training.

In addition, he is a certified Threat Liaison Officer for the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and maintains positive partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, he is a part of the City of Austin/Travis County Community Emergency Response Team.

Kyle A. McCall, M.A.

Meet Your Instructor

Pistol Instructor (NRA)
Shotgun Instructor (NRA)
Rifle Instructor (NRA)
Range Safety Officer / RSO Instructor (NRA)
Chief Range Safety Officer (NRA)
Chemical Defense Spray Instructor
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (American Heart Association)
Basic Life Support Instructor (American Heart Association)
CPR / AED/ First Aid / Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor (American Heart Association)
License to Carry Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Non-Commissioned Security Officer - Level 2 (State of Texas - DPS)
Commissioned Security Officer - Level 3 (State of Texas - DPS)
Personal Protection Officer - Level 4 (State of Texas - DPS)
Private Investigator (State of Texas - DPS)
Security Consultant (State of Texas - DPS)
Level III Classroom & Firearm Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Level IV Classroom Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Continuing Education Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Branch Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Qualified Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Defensive Tactics Instructor (TCOLE)
Taser / CEW Instructor (Axon)
Body-Worn Camera Hardware, Digital Evidence
Management in Evidence.com & Video Redaction (Axon)

Licenses & Instructor certifications

Kyle McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is pursing a Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. As a Captain and Field Manager at North America Security Services and previously Concordia University Texas, Kyle has gained a wide range of experience in hospitality, student housing, university, high-rise, financial, residential, and manufacturing environments in addition to security management experience. Kyle holds various licenses issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Bureau in addition to other providers listed below. He manages field operations, assists with human resources and office tasks, and manages our rank, training, and award programs.

He has earned additional certifications from FEMA and other State and Federal agencies in Disaster Response, Emergency Planning, Emergency Response, Surveillance Awareness, Terrorism Awareness, Field Training, among other certifications, in addition to Spanish fluency and a unique understanding of mentoring and training.

In addition, he is a certified Threat Liaison Officer for the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and maintains positive partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, he is a part of the City of Austin/Travis County Community Emergency Response Team.

+ Licenses & Instructor certifications

Kyle McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is pursing a Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. As a Captain and Field Manager at North America Security Services and previously Concordia University Texas, Kyle has gained a wide range of experience in hospitality, student housing, university, high-rise, financial, residential, and manufacturing environments in addition to security management experience. Kyle holds various licenses issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Bureau in addition to other providers listed below. He manages field operations, assists with human resources and office tasks, and manages our rank, training, and award programs.

He has earned additional certifications from FEMA and other State and Federal agencies in Disaster Response, Emergency Planning, Emergency Response, Surveillance Awareness, Terrorism Awareness, Field Training, among other certifications, in addition to Spanish fluency and a unique understanding of mentoring and training.

In addition, he is a certified Threat Liaison Officer for the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and maintains positive partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, he is a part of the City of Austin/Travis County Community Emergency Response Team.

Pistol Instructor (NRA)
Shotgun Instructor (NRA)
Rifle Instructor (NRA)
Range Safety Officer / RSO Instructor (NRA)
Chief Range Safety Officer (NRA)
Chemical Defense Spray Instructor
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (American Heart Association)
Basic Life Support Instructor (American Heart Association)
CPR / AED/ First Aid / Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor (American Heart Association)
License to Carry Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Non-Commissioned Security Officer - Level 2 (State of Texas - DPS)
Commissioned Security Officer - Level 3 (State of Texas - DPS)
Personal Protection Officer - Level 4 (State of Texas - DPS)
Private Investigator (State of Texas - DPS)
Security Consultant (State of Texas - DPS)
Level III Classroom & Firearm Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Level IV Classroom Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Continuing Education Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Branch Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Qualified Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Defensive Tactics Instructor (TCOLE)
Taser / CEW Instructor (Axon)
Body-Worn Camera Hardware, Digital Evidence
Management in Evidence.com & Video Redaction (Axon)

Licenses & Instructor certifications

Kyle McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is pursing a Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. As a Captain and Field Manager at North America Security Services and previously Concordia University Texas, Kyle has gained a wide range of experience in hospitality, student housing, university, high-rise, financial, residential, and manufacturing environments in addition to security management experience. Kyle holds various licenses issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Bureau in addition to other providers listed below. He manages field operations, assists with human resources and office tasks, and manages our rank, training, and award programs.

He has earned additional certifications from FEMA and other State and Federal agencies in Disaster Response, Emergency Planning, Emergency Response, Surveillance Awareness, Terrorism Awareness, Field Training, among other certifications, in addition to Spanish fluency and a unique understanding of mentoring and training.

In addition, he is a certified Threat Liaison Officer for the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and maintains positive partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, he is a part of the City of Austin/Travis County Community Emergency Response Team.

Non-Commissioned Security Officer - Level 2 (State of Texas - DPS)
Commissioned Security Officer - Level 3 (State of Texas - DPS)
Personal Protection Officer - Level 4 (State of Texas - DPS)
Private Investigator (State of Texas - DPS)
Security Consultant (State of Texas - DPS)
Level III Classroom & Firearm Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Level IV Classroom Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Continuing Education Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Branch Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Qualified Manager (State of Texas - DPS)
Defensive Tactics Instructor (TCOLE)
Taser / CEW Instructor (Axon)
Body-Worn Camera Hardware, Digital Evidence
Management in Evidence.com & Video Redaction (Axon)
Pistol Instructor (NRA)
Shotgun Instructor (NRA)
Rifle Instructor (NRA)
Range Safety Officer / RSO Instructor (NRA)
Chief Range Safety Officer (NRA)
Chemical Defense Spray Instructor
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (American Heart Association)
Basic Life Support Instructor (American Heart Association)
CPR / AED/ First Aid / Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor (American Heart Association)
License to Carry Instructor (State of Texas - DPS)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

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If you are an individual or group interested in scheduling a course that is not on the calendar, please email:
Kyle.McCall@northamericasecurity.com

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American Heart Association HeartSaver® CPR, AED, & First Aid

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American Heart Association Basic Life Support + First Aid

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American Heart Association Basic Life Support

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American Heart Association HeartSaver® CPR, AED, & First Aid

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Features of this course:
- Video-based course ensures consistency 
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Students learn how to respond to incidents involving infants, children, and adults. Course includes all necessary items to complete classroom skills training a portable resuscitation mask that can be used in a resuscitation attempt, e-certification card/wall certificate, & course books.

Course Length: 7 hours | 

Cost: $85

American Heart Association Basic Life Support + First Aid

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. This course includes practices for infant, children, and adults.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Features of this course:
- Reflects science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
- Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
- Video-based course with real world scenarios

Course includes all necessary items to complete classroom skills training a portable resuscitation mask that can be used in a resuscitation attempt, e-certification card/wall certificate, & course books.

Course Length: 4 hours | 

Cost: $75

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

American Heart Association Basic Life Support + First Aid

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. This course includes practices for infant, children, and adults. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

In addition, this course includes HeartSaver First Aid which is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
 
Features of this course: 
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
- Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
- Video-based course with real world scenarios
- Video-based course ensures consistency
- Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
- Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Students learn how to respond to incidents involving infants, children, and adults. Course includes all necessary items to complete classroom skills training a portable resuscitation mask that can be used in a resuscitation attempt, e-certification card/wall certificate, & course books.

Course Length: 7 hours | 

Cost: $90

TXDPS-PSB: Non-Commissioned Security Officer (Level 2)

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3)

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TXDPS-PSB: Level 3 & 4
Re-qualification / Continuing Education

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TXDPS-PSB: Non-Commissioned Security Officer (Level 2)

This course is required by the Texas Department of Public Safety-Regulatory Services Division to anyone wishing to work in the private security industry. In accordance with Chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupations Code and DPS-RSD rules, this course must be completed (including a written exam), to be able to issue you a “Non-Commissioned Security Officer" license. You must complete this course to obtain a Commissioned Security Officer license and Personal Protection Officer license. 

This course features:
- Basic DPS-RSD laws, rules, and requirements
- Use of Force/Response to Resistance
- Radio Procedures
- Emergency Response Procedures
- Verbal Tactics/Verbal Judo

There is no previous experience required to complete this course and all individuals interested in breaking into the Private Security Industry must take this course. Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.


Course Length: 7 hours | 

Cost: $50

TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3)

This State of Texas-mandated 45-hour course is required for all individuals wishing to work as a Commissioned Security Officer. The need for Uniformed, Armed Security Officers is on the rise and this course provides you with a great foundation to begin your career. Learn life-saving information and training to make you stand out as a prospective employee. No prior experience is required to take this course. You must complete the Non-Commissioned Security Officer training course and have a certificate and/or active license in hand. You cannot apply for registration until you complete the Level 2 course.

We certify you in OC/Pepper Spray, Baton, and Shotgun free of charge in this course. We also pay for all range fees for you and will re-certify you for free when your license comes up for renewal. You must provide ammo and your own weapon. Weapon rentals are available at the range.

​This course features:
- TXDPS-RSD Laws & Regulations
- Texas Penal Code & Code of Criminal Procedure information
- Notes & Report Writing
- Crime Scene Protection
- Officer Safety/Survival
- Use of Force, Criminal/Civil
- Conflict Resolution
- OODA
- Defensive Tactics
- Intro to Handcuffing, Baton, and OC
- Live Fire: Handgun & Shotgun

Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

Course Length: 45 hours | 

Cost: $230

TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3) Re-qualification / Continuing Education

In accordance with the rules set forth in Chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupations Code, DPS-RSD requires that you attend and submit your renewal to them no later than 30 days prior to your license expiration date so they have time to process your renewal. As a re-qualification student, you are only required by the State of Texas to attend a six (6) hour block of instruction including a written exam and live fire range qualification. A portion of your training includes the Continuing Education requirement on “Ethics.”

Returning students of our Training Academy receive free re-qualifications if they can produce the issued certificate with coupon. We will re-qualify you on your chosen handgun and shotgun. Range fees are included in the cost of the course. You must provide your own handgun. You may rent one from the gun range. You must provide your own ammo.

Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

Course Length: 4 hours | Cost: $75 (Re-Qualification) / Free (Continuing Education)

TXDPS-PSB: Non-Commissioned Security Officer (Level 2)

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3)

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3) Re-qualification / Continuing Education

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3)

This State of Texas-mandated 45-hour course is required for all individuals wishing to work as a Commissioned Security Officer. The need for Uniformed, Armed Security Officers is on the rise and this course provides you with a great foundation to begin your career. Learn life-saving information and training to make you stand out as a prospective employee. No prior experience is required to take this course. You must complete the Non-Commissioned Security Officer training course and have a certificate and/or active license in hand. You cannot apply for registration until you complete the Level 2 course.

We certify you in OC/Pepper Spray, Baton, and Shotgun free of charge in this course. We also pay for all range fees for you and will re-certify you for free when your license comes up for renewal. You must provide ammo and your own weapon. Weapon rentals are available at the range.

​This course features:
- TXDPS-RSD Laws & Regulations
- Texas Penal Code & Code of Criminal Procedure information
- Notes & Report Writing
- Crime Scene Protection
- Officer Safety/Survival
- Use of Force, Criminal/Civil
- Conflict Resolution
- OODA
- Defensive Tactics
- Intro to Handcuffing, Baton, and OC
- Live Fire: Handgun & Shotgun

Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

Course Length: 45 hours | 

Cost: $230

TXDPS-PSB: Non-Commissioned Security Officer (Level 2)

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3)

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TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3) Re-qualification / Continuing Education

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TXDPS-PSB: Level 3 & Level 4 Re-qualification / Continuing Education

In accordance with the rules set forth in Chapter 1702 of the Texas Occupations Code, DPS-RSD requires that you attend and submit your renewal to them no later than 30 days prior to your license expiration date so they have time to process your renewal. As a re-qualification student, you are only required by the State of Texas to attend a six (6) hour block of instruction including a written exam and live fire range qualification. A portion of your training includes the Continuing Education requirement on “Ethics.”

Returning students of our Training Academy receive free re-qualifications if they can produce the issued certificate with coupon. We will re-qualify you on your chosen handgun and shotgun. Range fees are included in the cost of the course. You must provide your own handgun. You may rent one from the gun range. You must provide your own ammo.

Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

Course Length: 6 hours | Cost: $75 / Free (Previous students)

TXDPS-PSB: Personal Protection Officer (Level 4)

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TXDPS-PSB: Baton

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TXDPS-PSB: OC/Pepper Spray

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TXDPS-PSB: Personal Protection Officer (Level 4)

Providing services as a Personal Protection Officer require an advanced training course to provide these services. PPOs operate in plain clothes and conceal their weapons providing a discreet and comforting presence to their clients who are often VIP's and important persons. Come learn the details of being a professional body guard/personal protection officer. The State of Texas only requires 15-hours to complete this course. We increased the course to 24-hours due to the serious nature of this license and the training we believe you need to not just become licensed but properly serve your clients and feel prepared to do so.

Please note: You must have a Non-Commissioned Security Officer license and/or certificate and Commissioned Security Officer license and/or certificate in hand in order to successfully register with the State of Texas.

Features of this course:
- Personal Protection Considerations
- Pre-Planning & Threat Assessments
- Client Contact/Interaction
- Defensive Tactics
- Exterior/Interior Procedures
- Response to Incidents & Threats
- Pepper Spray Certification
- Weaponless Defensive Tactics
- Overt & Covert Protection
- Escalation/De-escalation of Force
- Protection at a Location
- Protection on the Move
- Communication/Reports/Radios/Vehicles
- Logistics of Security Detail/Checklists

Register today and reach out if you have any questions regarding this course! If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD-PSB website by clicking HERE. Please note: It is a criminal offense to impersonate a security officer without a license. We do not issue security licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

Course Length: 24 hours | 

Cost: $250

TXDPS-PSB: Baton

With the correct use of a baton, a security officer has the opportunity to prevent a dangerous and assaultive individual from possibly becoming a more serious threat to the security officer or others.

How to best utilize a baton to stop aggressive actions will be covered. The physical use of the baton is intended to stop the assaultive actions of an attacker. Once those actions cease, the security officer must recognize and utilize an appropriate force option that may become necessary. In order to carry a baton, you must be a Commissioned Security Officer and have gone through this state-approved course. 

Features of this course:
- Product options for batons
- Limitations of using this type of intermediate weapon
- Proper stance, drawing, and positioning of the equipment
- Blocks, strikes, jabs, counter Strikes, retention
- Minimizing injury and using proper amounts of force
- Texas use of force laws, self defense laws
- Proper reporting
- Hands-on, practical training with the various types of batons

Course Length: 4 hours | 

Cost: $30

TXDPS-PSB: Commissioned Security Officer (Level 3) Re-qualification / Continuing Education

Pepper spray/OC spray is a less-lethal intermediate weapon which temporarily affects the skin, eyes, repertory systems, and mucus membranes of an attacker with the goal of reducing the likelihood of escalating force to the next option. In order to carry OC/Pepper Spray in a security capacity, at this time you must be a Commissioned Security Officer and have gone through this state-approved course. Non-security or law enforcement personnel are welcome to attend to gain helpful insight into using pepper spray in a self-defense capacity. We go above and beyond the state-mandated 2-hour curriculum to ensure adequate time for practice and so that each student has the best information in the industry.

You are NOT required to be exposed to successfully complete this course. If you require or desire exposure, please let us know and we can discuss options.

Features of this course:
- History of chemical weapons 
- Various types of chemical weapons used in law enforcement, as well as their effects, advantages, and disadvantages. 
- Properties of pepper spray. 
- Seps in deploying pepper spray. 
- Potential problems in the deployment of pepper spray, and how to avoid or minimize them. 
- Decontamination following pepper use. 
- Factors contributing to, signs indicating predisposition toward, and appropriate responses to minimize the probability of injury. 
- Legal challenges and liabilities in pepper use, and the impact of media coverage on community relations following pepper deployments by various agencies.
- Pepper spray deployment practice

Course Length: 4 hours | Cost: $30 

TXDPS-PSB: Baton

With the correct use of a baton, a security officer has the opportunity to prevent a dangerous and assaultive individual from possibly becoming a more serious threat to the security officer or others.

How to best utilize a baton to stop aggressive actions will be covered. The physical use of the baton is intended to stop the assaultive actions of an attacker. Once those actions cease, the security officer must recognize and utilize an appropriate force option that may become necessary. In order to carry a baton, you must be a Commissioned Security Officer and have gone through this state-approved course. 

Features of this course:
- Product options for batons
- Limitations of using this type of intermediate weapon
- Proper stance, drawing, and positioning of the equipment
- Blocks, strikes, jabs, counter Strikes, retention
- Minimizing injury and using proper amounts of force
- Texas use of force laws, self defense laws
- Proper reporting
- Hands-on, practical training with the various types of batons

Course Length: 4 hours | 

Cost: $30

TXDPS-PSB: Personal Protection Officer (Level 4)

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TXDPS-PSB: Baton

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TXDPS-PSB: Pepper Spray
/ OC Spray

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TXDPS-PSB: OC / Pepper Spray

Pepper spray/OC spray is a less-lethal intermediate weapon which temporarily affects the skin, eyes, repertory systems, and mucus membranes of an attacker with the goal of reducing the likelihood of escalating force to the next option. In order to carry OC/Pepper Spray in a security capacity, at this time you must be a Commissioned Security Officer and have gone through this state-approved course. Non-security or law enforcement personnel are welcome to attend to gain helpful insight into using pepper spray in a self-defense capacity. We go above and beyond the state-mandated 2-hour curriculum to ensure adequate time for practice and so that each student has the best information in the industry.

You are NOT required to be exposed to successfully complete this course. If you require or desire exposure, please let us know and we can discuss options.

Features of this course:
- History of chemical weapons 
- Various types of chemical weapons used in law enforcement, as well as their effects, advantages, and disadvantages. 
- Properties of pepper spray. 
- Seps in deploying pepper spray. 
- Potential problems in the deployment of pepper spray, and how to avoid or minimize them. 
- Decontamination following pepper use. 
- Factors contributing to, signs indicating predisposition toward, and appropriate responses to minimize the probability of injury. 
- Legal challenges and liabilities in pepper use, and the impact of media coverage on community relations following pepper deployments by various agencies.
- Pepper spray deployment practice

Course Length: 4 hours | Cost: $30 

TXDPS-RSD: License to Carry

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TCOLE Defensive Tactics

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Self-Defense

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TXDPS-RSD: License to Carry

This state-approved course allows you to successfully complete the classroom and firearm range qualification which is required for you to apply for registration with the Texas Department of Public Safety. If issued by DPS, your License to Carry will enable you to lawfully open carry and concealed carry your handgun. You will be provided with excellent, up-to-date training from an experienced and credentialed instructor.

The state-mandated minimum classroom instruction time is 4-hours (not including breaks, lunch, travel time to the range, or range time). Our class is one full day to ensure adequate time for questions in the classroom and time at the range so no one is rushed. We want you to succeed and get the best possible information.

This is not a basic pistol course. If you have no experience with firearms, have little experience with firearms, and are not confident in your handling of firearms please contact us ahead of time so we can schedule a Basic Pistol course. The range portion is to simply qualify you and hone firearm skills.

You must provide your own handgun or rent one at the range at an additional cost. You must supply your own ammunition. Your range fees are paid as a part of this course.

Features of this course:
- Texas laws
- State reciprocity laws
- Handgun use & safety
- Non-violent dispute resolution
- Proper gun storage
- Range qualification on a B-27 target

If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD website by clicking HERE. We do not issue LTC licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that.

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Course Length: 9 hours | 

Cost: $50

TXDPS-RSD: License to Carry

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TCOLE Defensive Tactics

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Self-Defense

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TCOLE Defensive Tactics

Participants will learn basic self defense tactics for all levels of resistance that can be used if attacked in the line of duty. This hands-on course requires all participants to be in good physical condition to successfully demonstrate defensive tactics as listed in the topics below. Participants should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for physical activity.

Features of this course:
- Physiological Responses to Stress
- Pain Compliance Techniques
- Stances and Blocks
- Impact and Stunning Blows
- Handcuffing
- Joint Locks and Grounding Techniques
- Vascular Restraint
- Baton Techniques
- Weapon Retention and Disarming

Course Length: 40 hours | 

Cost: $225

TXDPS-RSD: License to Carry

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TCOLE Defensive Tactics

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Self-Defense

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Self-Defense

Participants will learn basic self defense tactics that can be used in every day life. This class is great for individuals or groups. Classes hosted at our Training Academy will consist of various topics such as physiological responses to stress, stances and blocks, impact and stunning blows, and more! We can come to your location, as long as adequate space is provided, and customize a class that fits your group's needs for a training activity, team building, or professional development. Participants should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for physical activity. No previous experience is required.

Course Length: customized to need | Cost: inquire here 

CEW/Taser (Axon or Non-Product Specific)

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Pistol

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CEW/Taser (Axon or Non-Product Specific)

Conductive Energy Weapons (CEW) are considered to be “Non-lethal Control Devices” to be used for self defense. When used properly, they can control violent or potentially violent individuals without causing serious bodily harm to the offender.

It has already been established from years of in-service use that C.E.W.s of different types have prevented serious harm to both the trained officer, private citizen, innocent people, and to the individuals upon whom it was used for legal and acceptable purposes. Our classes are not product specific in all cases and we teach you a variety of different CEW options available to civilians, law enforcement, and licensed security personnel.

Features of this course:
- CEW technology
- Neuro‐muscular incapacitation
- Medical and safety information
- Voluntary exposures
- Legal issues
- Various types of CEWs
- Power sources
- Cartridges
- Tactical considerations
- Targeting
- Risks associated with CEW use
- Probe deployment and drive stun
- Probe removal
- Policy considerations
- Post incident consideration

Voluntary exposure is available for an additional $10.00 investment but is NOT required. Please note: It is suggested by most manufacturers to get trained, certified, and participate in voluntary exposure as a legal defense.

Course Length: 7 hours | 

Cost: $100

CEW/Taser (Axon or Non-Product Specific)

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Pistol

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Pistol

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. In this traditional, instructor-led course, you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. Your experienced and credentialed instructor will work with you to ensure you are comfortable in the classroom and on the range. You will leave feeling more confident in your ability to handle firearms safely.

This is a great course prior to taking your License to Carry course! The LTC course is not a beginners firearm class, only a qualification course required by the State of Texas.

Range fees are included as a part of this course. You must provide your own firearm or rent one at the range at an additional cost. You must provide your own ammunition.

Features of this course:
- Essential gun safety rules
- Different types of pistols and which one is best for you
- The basics of ammunition
- The fundamentals of pistol shooting
- Different shooting positions
- The most common shooting errors
- Proper gun cleaning and maintenance
- How to maintain your skills
- Range qualification and instruction time

If you want to know if you are possibly eligible for licensure, visit the DPS-RSD website by clicking HERE. We do not issue LTC licenses—only the State of Texas, Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division can do that. If you are interested in taking the LTC course, click HERE.


Course Length: 8 hours | 

Cost: $125

CEW/Taser (Axon or Non-Product Specific)

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Shotgun

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Shotgun

The NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. In this traditional, instructor-led course, you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. Your experienced and credentialed instructor will work with you to ensure you are comfortable in the classroom and on the range. You will leave feeling more confident in your ability to handle firearms safely.

This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving and fixed targets. Shotguns are tools many use for hunting and home defense. It is important for all firearm users to be skilled and competent in each type of weapon they possess and plan to use. This is a great course for anyone wishing to learn basic shotgun skills.

Range fees are included as a part of this course. You must provide your own firearm or rent one at the range at an additional cost. You must provide your own ammunition.

Features of this course:
- Safe shotgun handling
- Shotgun parts and operation
- Shotgun shell components
- Shotgun shell malfunctions
- Shooting fundamentals
- Range rules
- Shooting at straight away and angled targets
- Shotgun cleaning
- Continued opportunities for skill development.


Course Length: 10 hours | Cost: $150 

National Rifle Association (NRA): Rifle

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Range Safety Officer

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Mental Health First Aid

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Rifle

The NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. In this traditional, instructor-led course, you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. Your experienced and credentialed instructor will work with you to ensure you are comfortable in the classroom and on the range. You will leave feeling more confident in your ability to handle firearms safely.

This course is at least eight hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Features of this course:
- Safe rifle handling
- Rifle parts and operation
- Ammunition
- Shooting fundamentals
- Range rules
- Shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions
- Rifle cleaning
- Continued opportunities for skill development

Course Length: 8 hours | 

Cost: $125

National Rifle Association (NRA): Rifle

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Range Safety Officer

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Mental Health First Aid

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National Rifle Association (NRA): Range Safety Officer

Range Safety Officers should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training and range supervision. RSO's are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.Students will learn a lot of information in this course and how to become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this program.

You do not have to be employed by a gun range to take this course. You do not have to be a firearms instructor to take this course. This course is taught by an experienced, credentialed instructor who is also a Chief Range Safety Officer for the NRA. You will gain valuable skills to keep yourself and others safe at the range.

Features of this course:
- Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Development Course
- The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
- Range Inspection and Range Rules
- Range Safety Briefing
- Emergency Procedures
- Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
- Test and Review

Course Length: 9 hours | 

Cost: $130

National Rifle Association (NRA): Rifle

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Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
- Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
- Reaction to a traumatic event

The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.

Course Length: 9 hours | Cost: $50