Texas Armed Security Guard Licensing Requirements
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Training as an armed security guard and becoming licensed in the state of Texas means fulfilling the state required amount of training at a certified facility. The requirements for the armed security applicant are outlined in the Texas Administrative Code, Texas Department of Public Safety. Prior to applying for the security license the applicant must complete a 30 hour training course.
Applying for this license the applicant will submit to finger printing, a background check and submit a color 3 inch by 5 inch photograph. This photograph will be taken wearing the security uniform, another photograph will also be required that measures 8 inches by 10 inches in uniform that will be kept on file. Both photographs are to be close up and show the badge, shoulder patch and nameplate.
Training that will be provided in the certified facility will include:
- Training in CPR and emergency first aid
- Legal and civil issues
- Crowd dispersement
- Criminal detainment