RULE §35.141 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
(a) Security and Personal Protection Officer Training.
(1) The Level II training course shall be completed by all applicants for a
security officer commission or for a license as a noncommissioned security officer. The course material shall be prepared or approved by the department. A certificate indicating completion of Level II training shall be submitted to the department with the required application. Level II training may be taught by the licensee’s designee, or a department approved school and department approved instructor using the most current version of the respective department Level II training course manuals.
(2) The Level III training course shall be completed by all applicants for a
security officer commission and a personal protection officer license. The course material shall be prepared by and obtained from the department. A certificate indicating completion of Level III training shall be submitted to the department along with the application to license the individual. Level III training must be taught by a department approved school and a department approved instructor.
(3) The Level IV training course shall be completed by all applicants for a
personal protection officer license. The course material shall consist of a minimum of fifteen (15) classroom hours and shall be offered by department approved personal protection officer training schools and taught by department approved personal protection training instructors. All training shall be conducted with a department approved instructor present during all instruction. All students of a personal protection officer training course shall be tested with an examination prepared by and obtained
from the department.
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RULE §35.145 HANDGUN COURSE
(a) In addition to the firearm qualification requirements as set forth in the Act, a department approved firearm training instructor may qualify a student by using:
(1) The Texas Department of Public Safety Primary Issued Handgun
Qualification Course; or
(2) The Texas Department of Public Safety Approved License to Carry
Handgun License Course.
(b) All individuals qualifying with a firearm to satisfy the requirements of the Act shall qualify with an actual demonstration by the individual of the ability to safely and proficiently use the category of firearm for which the individual seeks qualification.
(c) The categories of handguns are:
(1) SA–Semi-automatic; and
(2) NSA–Non semi-automatic.
(d) The SA qualification authorizes the carrying of either semi-automatic or non semi-automatic handguns. Source Note: The provisions of this §35.145 adopted to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 8033
RULE §35.146 SHOTGUN COURSE OF FIRE
(a) Any commissioned security officer licensed by the department who, in the performance of his/her duties, has a shotgun available to assist in the protection of life or property must demonstrate proficiency to a department approved firearms training instructor by successfully completing the course of fire for shotgun training. The course of fire shall consist of nine rounds of nine (9) pellet “00” buckshot (no slugs) fired as detailed in this section:
(1) From a standing position at a distance of fifteen (15) yards, three (3) rounds of “00” buckshot in twelve (12) seconds;
(2) From a standing position at a distance of ten (10) yards, three (3) rounds of “00” buckshot in ten (10) seconds;
(3) From a standing position at a distance of five (5) yards, three (3) rounds of “00” buckshot in ten (10) seconds; or
(4) An alternate course of fire may be approved by the director upon receipt of written application.
(b) A biennial familiarization of six (6) rounds of “00” buckshot shall be required for renewal of a commissioned security officer. The course of fire shall be as outlined in subsection (a) of this section reducing the number of rounds from three (3) to two (2) with a commensurate halving of time in each category.
(c) The category for any shotgun is STG.