ACES Security Guard Training San Antonio

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Security Training We Offer 

  • Level 2
  • Level 3 
  • Level 4  
Classes are offered on a weekly basis and depends on the number of students. We have years of experience ensuring our students get qualified and can start an exciting new career in security. Our Master Trainer is licensed in the State of Texas PSB #15475 .

ACES San Antonio offers training courses for individuals who want to become licensed security guards in the state of Texas.

This includes Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 training courses, which are taught by members of ACES Security Guard Academy San Antonio. Through these course, graduates will learn all that’s required to become certified as security guards in Texas. Level 1 training was repealed by the State in 2010, meaning all private security guards in Texas are no longer required to complete Level 1 training, either in a classroom setting or online.


For training above Level 1, however, guards will need to undergo additional training to become certified in the state of Texas.


Security Guard San Antonio Training Level 2-4 Training Courses

Level 2 Security

$ 50
  • Texas Penal Code
  • Radio Procedures
  • Ethics
  • Prevention and Deterrence
  • Report Writing
  • Types of Offenses
  • Emergency Response
  • Conflict Resolution

For Level 2, applicants will be taught the basics of private security and what’s required to become licensed and certified as private security guards in Texas.

Level 2 training is a 6-hour mandatory course mandated by the State, which can be completed over the course of several live training sessions.

It should be noted, however, that Level 2 graduates are not permitted to carry firearms when on the job. If you’re applying for a job where you want or need to carry a weapon, you’ll need to take the Level 3 class. This is detailed below.


Level 3 Security

$ 150
  • Firearms
  • Handcuffing Techniques
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Field Notes and Report Writing
  • ASP Baton Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Use of Force

The main benefit of completing the Level 3 training course with ACES San Antonio is that you’ll be legally permitted to carry a firearm on the job, once you’ve completed the course and become certified by the State.

This is a 45-hour security training class that is required by both the State of Texas and the Private Security Bureau, which includes both classroom time and training at a gun range.

To be eligible for Level 3 training, you’ll need to be sure your background is free of any felony convictions, as well as Class A and Class B misdemeanors that occurred in the last five years.

After you’ve completed the course and received your certification, you’ll also need to be fingerprinted and pay a registration fee to the State of Texas.

Level 4 Security

$ 250
  • Body Guarding Strategies
  • Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • OC Spray Theory
  • Concepts in Personal Protection
  • The Use of Force Continuum

Level 4 training is the coursework that’s required for receiving a Personal Protection Officer Authorization in the state of Texas.

Often called the “Bodyguard Course,” Level 4 training at ACES San Antonio will allow you to enter the world of personal protection services.

After completing Level 4 training, graduates will need to apply for their Personal Protection Officer Authorization through a licensed security company, like ACES San Antonio.

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We also offer Specialized Security Guard training in the following areas:

  • OC Training ($50.00)
  • ASP Baton Training ($50.00) 
  • Handcuff Training ($50.00)