On September 1, 2017, House Bill 1508 (85th Leg., Reg. Sess.) becomes effective. If you have or plan to completed a training course with us, we wish to inform you of the following:

  • Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license under the Act.
  • You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website at (click on the link to Administrative Code).
  • You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102.”

If you have additional questions regarding eligibility or the above rules, please contact: Licensing and Registration Service Regulatory Service Division, Texas Department of Public Safety (512) 424-7293

Note: You must also be current with taxes, student loans and child support.

Have a good day 🙂

Jan Price F-01055 Price's Cowtown Training Academy (817) 360-6707


* Interested in a career in the private security industry? Professional security officers are in demand. PCTA can provide you with the training you need to get started and help you advance in your career. You can take one course at a time or save money when you enroll in a combination course. You can do all your course work online, including your test. With Level 3 and 4 Security you will need to come to train at PCTA HQ as part of the Initial Class. This is when you do hands on training and firearms qualification.

PCTA Online Training

Level 2 Non-Commission Security Officer- This is where your training begins, to advance you must pass Level 2. Non-Commission Officers work in uniform without a weapon. You can work in a variety of challenging assignments.

Level 3 Commission Security Officer- You are required by the state to have a Level 2 license. Commission Security Officers work in uniform, armed, pistol and shotgun, and may carry baton and handcuffs on duty. Please note OC Spray is a separate course.

Level 4 Personal Protection Officer – Are required by the state to possess a Level 2 and 3 license. The Personal Protection Officer does not work in uniform, however they area professionally and appropriately dressed and carrying concealed. They can have different assignment but typically protect an individual.

Note** OC Spray is an additional class not included in anything. It’s usually $50 but if you take it with this week’s training it’s $25. Sorry, DPS added it back in May 2019 as a separate 4-hour PowerPoint and test.

Follow the link to begin online security training. 

PCTA Online Training

Training Courses and Pricing
Initial Training Courses: (Online and Practical)
Level 2 $55
Level 3 $260
Level 4 $245
OC Spray (Online) $50
Combined Training Courses: (Online and Practical)
Level 2 and 3 $275
Level 3 and 4 $485
Level 2, 3, and 4 $495
Security Officer Renewals: (Online Course and Firearms Proficiency)
Level 3 (Pistol) $70
Level 3 (Pistol and Shotgun) $80
Level 4 $70
Level 3, & 4 $110
Continuing Education: Renewal
Private Investigator $80
Owner, Manager, Company Representative $80

Training Dates

Level III
Jan 10-12
Feb 14-16
Mar 6-8
Apr 17-19
May 15-17
Jun 4-6
Jul 10-12
Level IV
Jan 11-12
Feb 15-16
Mar 7-8
Apr 18-19
May 16-17
Jun 5-6
Jul 11-12
Level III & IV Renewal
Jan 3 & 16 10am-2pm
Feb 8 & 23 10am-2pm
Mar 5 10am-2pm
Apr 3 10am-2pm
Apr 12 10am-2pm
May 3 10am-2pm
May 30 10am-2pm

PCTA security training is now online! You can complete your course work at your pace.

When you are ready, schedule your Initial Training to earn your certificate and apply for your security license with the state of Texas. If you need to renew your security license you can complete all your course work online as well and schedule your firearms requalification. Follow the link and log into your account or create a new account and get started today.

PCTA Online Training

*Refund Policy - If you cancel your training class your deposit can be used for a future class. However if you request a refund of your deposit a $25.00 Administration fee will be deduced from your deposit Price's Cowtown Training Academy Fort Worth, Texas

Contact Jan Price for additional information about our services:
Send Email to Call or Text 817 360-6707

We will also come to your location to train groups of 10 or more.